Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 31 July 2014

ASIA PACIFIC

Brisbane Airport announces hotel and conference centre development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

AUSTRALIA. With a targeted opening in November 2016, the A$150 million (US$140.7 million) development will include two hotels and a conference facility.

Isetan Mitsukoshi to open first duty free store in downtown Tokyo, reports claim

Source: Nikkei; The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

JAPAN. According to local reports, the department store retailer will partner with Tokyo Haneda and Narita airport companies in the new venture, which – unlike other tax free stores downtown – will offer exemption from tariffs and duties as well as sales tax. The Moodie Report is seeking verification of the development.

Stellar speaker line-up takes shape for Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

TAIWAN. Interest continues to build in The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei, as a strong speaker line-up takes shape. The event takes place on 17-19 September.

Bacardi and DFS team up in 42 Below travel retail drive at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered DFS in a three-month promotion for 42 Below vodka at Auckland Airport as part of their ‘Cocktails of the World’ joint initiative.

Korean inbound duty free allowance set to rise +50% to US$600

Source: Maeil; The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. The Moodie Report has confirmed that the government is set to announce a sharp rise in the value allowance having dismissed earlier proposals to double it.

China Travel Retail and China Airport Commercial Summit set for November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CHINA. The third China Travel Retail Summit will take place on 12-13 November in Shanghai, alongside the China Airport Commercial Summit, says organiser Ink.

Kreol Travel Retail calls for US$1,000 Indian inbound duty free allowance limit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

INDIA. Kreol Travel Retail CEO A.S. Lal has called on Indian authorities to further raise the inbound duty free allowance for returning residents to US$1,000.

Nuance completes acquisition of Nuance-Watson joint ventures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Nuance Group has completed the acquisition of the outstanding 50% stockholding in its former joint ventures in Asia.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens first independent airport lounge in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). The new lounge at Macau International Airport offers a resting area, complimentary Wi-Fi, a range of food options and a meet-and-greet service.

Shilla turns in stellar Q2 results as Chinese boom continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report; KB Daewoo Securities - 25/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla, parent company of The Shilla Duty Free, turns in a fine 2Q performance amid a sustained rise in Chinese tourism and travel shopping.

VietJet Air and King Power Traveler celebrate inflight retail launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

VIETNAM. The carrier is celebrating the launch of its first ever duty free service by offering a -30% discount on all purchases made inflight.

Ever Rich launches Kininvie 17yo as global travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

The Kininvie 17yo single malt whisky has been released by William Grant & Sons in partnership with Ever Rich Duty Free at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

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 opens stylish duty free & travel retail offer in Guam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

GUAM. Lotte Duty Free has formally unveiled its new retail offer at A.B. Won Pat International Airport, highlighted by a vibrant Sense of Place concept.

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.