Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 27 November 2015


Bvlgari and Qatar Duty Free strike gold with latest promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

A month-long activation promoting Goldea eau de parfum, described as the "essence of the jeweller", will run at Hamad International Airport from 9 January.

‘Move, Nourish & Believe’: Lorna Jane Active Living Room opens in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

AUSTRALIA. In a global airport first, Sydney Airport passengers can now enjoy a premium yoga session before boarding their flights.

Muscat Duty Free and Oman Air joint promotion aims to take passengers ‘Around the World in 45 Ways’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

OMAN. To mark Oman’s 45th National Day, the retailer and airline have teamed up to give away five free flights every week until January. The promotion makes use of both store and inflight channels, while using social media to run a selfie competition and further engage travellers.

Qatar Duty Free opens new store and café celebrating local culture

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

QATAR. Travel retail concept offers insight into Doha museums while café features a menu that draws from international and Arabic favourites.

Over 100 hopefuls vie for 23rd Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup title

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/11/15

UAE. The retailer expects over 100 players to attend the 23rd Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup at the Al Badia Golf Club & Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free commercial tenders decision imminent

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/15

UAE. Some of the most eagerly awaited duty free and related commercial tender decisions ever are in the final stages of evaluation.

Riyada and Muscat Duty Free sign key MOU to support Omani businesses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/15

OMAN. The MOU represents an important commitment to small & medium businesses in Oman, and will offer an excellent showcase for local artisans.

Live and online: The Official Middle East & Africa Duty Free Guide 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. Welcome to the MEADFA Guide, the official publication of this year's conference, written and produced by The Moodie Report.

Middle East traffic surges in September; Asia Pacific also strong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. September was a strong month for the two regions' airports with passenger growth of +6.5% and +15.7%,

Oreo shows its character in engaging Dubai Duty Free debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

A giant-sized Orio mascot, travel-themed visuals and alluring merchandising were all part of the ambitious launch of the Mondelez WTR biscuit brand.

Acclaimed Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships earn five-star ranking

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

UAE. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, a highlight of the global tennis tour, receive an accolade for excellence from the Dubai Sports Council.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open ticket sales to benefit Rory Foundation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

IRELAND/UAE. A percentage of ticket sales for the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at The K Club will go directly to golfer Rory McIlroy's charity foundation.

HMSHost opens Café Chocolat outlet at Dubai International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

UAE. HMSHost has introduced a Café Chocolat outlet to Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3, the brand's first cafe outside Amsterdam.

Hamad International Airport passenger traffic surges in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

QATAR. Hamad International Airport handled a record 8.4 million passengers in the third quarter of 2015, including a monthly high in August.

Abu Dhabi Airport claims regional first with document authentication system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

UAE. SITA system automatically verifies boarding passes before passport control helping to improve security and reduce waiting times for passengers.

Jordanian Prime Minister to open MEADFA Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. Jordanian Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, His Excellency Dr Abdullah Ensour, will open the MEADFA Conference next week.

MEADFA releases new app to coincide with annual conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The new MEADFA app should encourage conference interaction and offers access to delegate lists and events in Jordan.

ARI plots US$50 million-plus investment in airport retail network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. "We don’t want to be the biggest but we want to be the best," says the Irish travel retailer's CEO Jack MacGowan.

Katy Perry turns on the fireworks at spectacular Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

UAE. The world’s number one recording artist, Katy Perry, last night wowed an audience of over 3,200 at the Dubai Airshow Gala Dinner hosted by Dubai Airports, Dubai Duty Free and Emirates at Atlantis the Palm. Today, Dubai Airports maintained the musical momentum with the historic launch of the musicDXB programme on "the world's biggest stage" - Dubai International.

Bahrain Duty Free posts +23.9% profits gain in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

BAHRAIN. Net profit climbs to US$18.8 million for the period on a revenue increase of +4.3% as operational and investment strategies pay off.

Etihad Airways signs partnership deals to promote tourism to Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

UAE. Agreements with TCA Abu Dhabi and Miral will see close collaboration in key strategic areas with the aim of boosting the emirate’s image “exponentially”.

Egypt flight disaster: Russian travellers divert to Turkish destinations

Source: Air4Casts; The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

EGYPT. Amid the fallout from the Russian airline tragedy, data from analyst Air4Casts underlines the role of Russian travellers to Egyptian resort tourism.

Cairo Airport Company reveals commercial line-up for new T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/11/15

EGYPT. Cairo Airport Company names Egyptair Duty Free, Dufry and Cairo Airport Duty Free as partners in the new T2, with SSP capturing key food & drinks units.

Latin America leads growth in international passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel retail analyst Air4Casts reveals the latest data for September passenger traffic, with healthy increases in the Americas.

Interest builds in Middle East & Africa Duty Free Conference 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. There is still time to register for the MEADFA Conference (23-24 November), which takes place in a spectacular venue by the Dead Sea.

Rebound in Europe fuels global growth in tourist arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Buoyed by healthy gains in Europe, international tourist arrivals grew by +4.3% in the first eight months of 2015, according to the UNWTO.

'Worldclass, Worldwide': New-look Dufry logo & structure unveiled

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel retail’s most powerful player Dufry has unveiled a new corporate logo and brand identity, as it reveals solid nine-month results.

Abu Dhabi Airports broadens car rental offer at Skypark Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

UAE. Fast Rent a Car and Avis UAE join the line-up of car rental companies at Abu Dhabi International's Skypark Plaza, which serves demand from travellers and locals.

Le Clos sells rare Château Lafite 1895 at Dubai International for US$17,000

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

UAE. The magnificent First Growth Bordeaux, one of the few available of such age, was bought by an international wine collector.

Abu Dhabi International posts surging traffic growth in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic continues to climb sharply, with big increases this year on USA, Australian and key European routes.

Dufry reveals new regional structure and Group Executive Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry reveals details of its new structure after two years of major acquisitions; it includes new regions and Executive Committee members.

Passenger traffic jumps +8.2% in September at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

DUBAI. Year to date passenger traffic also rises significantly at +12% and operator Dubai Airports expects the growth trend to continue for the rest of 2015.

Le Clos chosen as exclusive partner for unique Chapoutier collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

UAE. History in a (very large) bottle as Le Clos unveils a unique collection comprising six Methuselahs of the acclaimed Chapoutier Ermitage 2010.

Oman Airports set to issue RFPs for latest retail and services contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company will this week launch RFPs for a range of retail categories and services at New Muscat International Airport.

MEADFA pledges strong programme for conference in Jordan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association has pledged a powerful speaker line-up and strong social agenda for its annual conference.

Plaza Premium Group reveals new airport service brands amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Group has announced its latest expansion plans and unveiled details of forthcoming brands and locations.

Middle East and Asian airports maintain solid growth rates in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Airports in Asia Pacific posted passenger traffic growth of +8.3% in August while traffic at Middle East airports leapt +15%, ACI reports.

Dubai Duty Free targets US$2 billion in sales as Concourse D opening looms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/10/15

UAE. Despite subdued trading conditions, Dubai Duty Free is targeting a record US$2 billion in sales in 2015, with the new Concourse D at Dubai International set to open in coming months.

Dubai Duty Free partners with Rory McIlroy for Irish Open sponsorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

DUBAI AND IRELAND. Retailer announces three year extension as title sponsor of the tournament following a “terrific” opening involvement in 2015.

Dubai Duty Free wins GCC Best Employer Brand Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free's focus on its people is rewarded with a major accolade, the GCC Best Employer Brand Award, presented this week in Dubai.

ATÜ Duty Free, Heinemann and Hamila revamp Tunis Airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

TUNISIA. "The store was designed to genuinely reflect the cultural elements of Tunisia in a modern way," says ATÜ Duty Free General Manager Ersan Arcan.

Dubai International wins airline-voted World Routes marketing award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

SOUTH AFRICA AND DUBAI. Success reaffirms airport's strategy of continually enhancing the quality of its products and services, says Dubai Airports.

Kevin Baker appointed to lead Marie Brizard’s travel retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

FRANCE. As Global Travel Retail Director, Kevin Baker will create and implement a channel strategy aligned to the spirits company’s 'Back In the Game' plan.

Strong July passenger traffic growth reported in Asia and the Middle East

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. ACI Asia-Pacific says airports in the Middle East recorded growth of +22.3%, while those in Asia Pacific were up +9.9%.

Muscat Duty Free opens online store for Oman Air’s Sindbad members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

OMAN. Loyalty programme members can now exchange miles for Muscat Duty Free products across a variety of categories within the retailer's store.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital and iPad-compatible format.

International tourist arrivals climb by +4% in the first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +4% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

MEADFA reveals agenda for annual conference as registration opens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. Registration has opened for the 2015 Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association Conference, which takes place on 23-24 November.

One week to go to Trinity Forum 2015; online registration closes today

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

HONG KONG. Online registration for the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference closes today but on-site registration will be available.

July ‘a banner month’ for global airport passenger traffic, says ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +7.9% year-on-year in July, making it "a banner month" for aviation, reports ACI.