Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 July 2014


Changi half-year traffic driven by strong Asia Pacific travel demand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

SINGAPORE. Half-year traffic to Northeast Asia and South Asia grew +5.1% and +4.1% respectively, driven by a +31% increase in travel demand to Bali.

Lotte Duty Free says 'Hafa Adai' to Guam with stylish duty free & travel retail offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

GUAM. Martin Moodie reports on location from A.B. Won Pat International Airport where Lotte Duty Free today formally unveiled an impressively diverse and balanced new-look duty free and travel retail offer, highlighted by a vibrant and authentic expression of the Sense of Place concept. The Korean company also made two key commitments to the island of Guam and its tourism industry.

Port Moresby Airport launches tenders amid terminal redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. The airport is seeking operators for duty free, speciality retail, F&B, foreign exchange and car rental as it upgrades its commercial offer.

Chinese arrivals maintain surge in South Korea as Japanese slip further

Source: KTO; The Moodie Report; KDB Daewoo Securities Research - 22/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals surged by +53.8% in the first six months while Japanese visitor numbers continued to nosedive. UPDATED with key new charts.

Dynamic Taiwanese market in the spotlight at The Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

TAIWAN. High-level government, airport and retailer perspectives on the Taiwanese market will feature strongly at The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei.

Jim Beam partners Delhi Duty Free in exclusive Bachelor Pad promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

Delhi Duty Free customers are being offered the chance to create the "ultimate bachelor pad" in an exclusive Jim Beam promotion that will run until end July.

Lifetrons launches in Australian duty free with LS travel retail Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

The Swiss electronics and accessories company’s products will now be available in seven of LS travel retail Pacific's duty free shops across five Australian airports.

Macau Airport completes tender evaluation as H1 revenue grows +18%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau Airport has finished evaluating bids for its recent duty free tender, it announced this week as it releases figures for the first half of 2014.

Qantas refreshes entertainment offer with launch of QView with oOh! Media

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

AUSTRALIA. Qantas has partnered oOh! Media to launch QView, a 360 degree digital signage and content solution at Qantas Clubs and Lounges in Australia.

Bahrain Duty Free enhances retail with upgraded Shop & Collect facility

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

BAHRAIN. The newly upgraded system has reduced shipment processing time, and allows for better communication with the customer during the process.

Changi Airport spotlights the best of Singapore’s hawker food at Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport has opened the new Singapore Food Street, featuring a specially-curated selection of popular hawker stalls from across Singapore.

South Korea leads Asia rankings in 2014 ATRS airport efficiency awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Gimhae, Jeju and Gimpo airports - operated by Korea Airports Corporation - excelled in the annual benchmarking study and awards.

Auckland Airport adds two new outlets to international terminal line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

NEW ZEALAND. Comvita is targeting the Chinese traveller with its range of natural products including Manuka honey, while JuicyDetails offers fresh food and drinks.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi sees -26.7% dip in June international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

THAILAND. Months of political unrest in the country have culminated in the largest decline in international passenger traffic in the year to date for Airports of Thailand.

DFS campaign wins prestigious visual merchandising award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

HONG KONG. The Asia Unfolds seasonal campaign has taken the Grand Prize in VMSD magazine’s 2014 International Visual Competition.

Rémy Cointreau posts quarterly sales decline as Asian sales slow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

The Cognac and spirits supplier has pointed to continued destocking in Asia as the prime reason behind a -15.3% decrease in sales of Rémy Martin.

Malaysia Airports passenger traffic buoyed by new klia2 in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

MALAYSIA. The airport company’s 39 airports saw a +3.8% rise in passenger movements to 7.2 million, driven by +12.8% traffic growth at the new klia2.

Entas Duty Free unveils new store at Incheon Port; plans further expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Entas Duty Free has opened a 740sq m store at Incheon Port International Passenger T1, featuring an expanded offer targeting Chinese tourists.

China Duty Free Group set to open world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

CHINA. Get ready for duty free and travel retail shopping on a scale that you've never seen before as China Duty Free Group unveils its breathtaking Haitang Bay Shopping Complex.

Ever Rich launches Glenfiddich’s largest single malt promotion in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

The single malt showcase, featuring a wide range of limited edition single cask varieties, will run at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport T2 until end July.

Luxury boutiques complete Lotte Duty Free line-up in Guam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

GUAM. The retailer has added nine luxury outlets as part of its US$17 million investment in commercial facilities at AB Won Pat International Airport.

Beijing Airport leads as Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic grows in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The airport was the busiest across the two regions during a month in which traffic grew strongly in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Bombshell as India’s inbound duty free tobacco allowance is halved

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

INDIA. Retailers in India and abroad weigh up the repercussions of sudden, draconian cuts in the tobacco allowance. Updated with APTRA comment.

Brisbane Airport hails opening of new A$12 million BNE Service Centre

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport's new BNE Service Centre includes a 24-hour Shell Coles Express, a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant, and a dine-in food court.

Changi Airport Group updates free travel app with new destinations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

SINGAPORE. The newly enhanced Weekend Escapades app features new travel tips on 52 nearby destinations – one getaway for every weekend of the year.

Delhi Duty Free posts record June as sales cross US$11 million mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INDIA. Delhi Duty Free has posted a record US$11.66 million in sales for the month of June, thanks to a host of customer-centric promotions.

Lacoste brings latest boutique concept to Surabaya Juanda Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Premium casualwear brand Lacoste has introduced its latest travel retail store concept in partnership with Heinemann Asia Pacific, at Surabaya International.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around £997 million as share trading began.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific will climb by an average +6.5% per year from 2014 to 2018, according to the latest forecasts from PATA.

Lightfoot Marketing Asia steps up with two new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

SINGAPORE. The specialist travel retail marketing and design agency has strengthened its Singapore team with two new members: Jay Lad and Gerri Goh.

JR/Duty Free launches new-look loyalty programme JR/Vantage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free New Zealand has launched a new loyalty programme, JR/Vantage, granting points, exclusive offers and member events.

Angkasa Pura I awards Bali airport Domestic Terminal concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INDONESIA. The airport company has announced the first wave of concession awards for the Domestic Terminal of Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Beijing Capital Airport Commercial and Trading Co earns trademark accolade

Source: ©The Moodie Report China* - 07/07/14

CHINA. 'Elegance, Passion, Honesty and Excellence’. Those are the qualities epitomised by the Chinese airport retailer's award-winning trademark.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to finance Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will be used to help finance the Nuance acquisition.

Haikou Meilan Airport to expand duty free in drive for RMB1 billion in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

CHINA. Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shop will expand its space by 1,000sq m this year as the company aims to hit RMB1 billion (US$161 million) in sales.

Lotte Duty Free supports inaugural Guam Live music festival

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

GUAM. The two-day event, hosted by the Guam Visitors Bureau at the Paseo Stadium in Hagatna, featured an acclaimed lineup of local and international artists.

Indian trade body proposes doubling of duty free liquor allowance to 4 litres

Source: Business Standard - 04/07/14

INDIA. Raising the duty free allowance from the current two litres to four would generate an estimated US$125 million in additional sales, according to ASSOCHAM.

Melbourne Airport to introduce car parking price adjustments on 7 July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

AUSTRALIA. Melbourne Airport is introducing streamlined car parking prices for its short term and multi-level car parks as part of the airport’s transformation.

Thailand to consider a raise in decades-old duty free allowance

Source: Bangkok Post - 04/07/14

THAILAND. The Thai Customs Department is proposing a raise in the duty free limit on new personal items bought abroad to THB80,000–100,000 (US$2,470–3,090).

Ever Rich Duty Free named Platinum Partner for Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop has been named as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2014, which takes place in Taipei on 17-19 September.

Meilan Airport buys 49% stake in Hainan airport retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

CHINA. The airport will become the minority partner in the government-controlled duty free operator after a US$207 million deal with HNA Group.

Hong Kong International Airport boosts luxury line-up with ten new brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has revealed ten new luxury brands that will open at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 by the end of 2014, with a number of them already in place. The list includes Balenciaga, Blancpain, Bulgari, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Jaeger Le Coultre, Miu Miu, Moncler, Chanel and Tory Burch.

Malaysia Airports unveils winner of klia2 virtual mall contest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

MALAYSIA. Passenger Soh Yien Yee claimed RM25,000 (US$7,740) in shopping vouchers as the winner of the ‘What’s in Your Bag’ contest at klia2.

Saji Bumi (Cambodia) commits to food safety with HACCP certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

CAMBODIA. Saji Bumi has become the first restaurant operating company in Cambodia to be HACCP-certified by TÜV SÜD ASEAN.

Video: Changi Airport Group offers preview of new Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

SINGAPORE. The preview of the new Changi T4 features the terminal's commercial areas, including the airport's first walk-through duty free store.

Changi Airport launches S$1 million campaign to win back Chinese tourists

Source: The Straits Times - 30/06/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has teamed up with the Singapore Tourism Board and other major tourism players in a campaign to boost Chinese arrivals.

Lotte Duty Free to open first store at Kansai Airport in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

JAPAN. Lotte Duty Free is to open a store at Osaka's Kansai Airport this September in a landmark entry to Japan by a South Korean travel retailer.

Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection makes Asian travel retail debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

Heinemann Asia Pacific will be the first travel retailer in Asia to introduce the limited edition Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection on 1 July at Changi Airport.

Swarovski and Adidas capture Changi speciality retail concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

SINGAPORE. Adidas Singapore and Swarovski have each won a speciality/brand name concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Malaysia Airports celebrates klia2 opening with major retail campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/06/14

MALAYSIA. The new klia2 opened last week with a strong commercial offering, which Malaysia Airports is promoting with the 'Destination Curious' campaign.