Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 05 July 2015


Inflight Sales Group captures Peach Aviation onboard retail concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Inflight Sales Group (ISG) will manage the onboard retail programme for Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation after winning a tender.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 survey, in which the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category. The annual report provides a real reflection of excellence around the world of travel retail today. Our top-ranked retailers for 2015 are: DFS (spirits), FNA International (confectionery) and LS travel retail ASPAC (fashion & accessories) at Changi Airport, World Duty Free Group (beauty) at Heathrow, Gebr Heinemann (wines) at Frankfurt, Dubai Duty Free (tobacco) and Kappé Schiphol (sunglasses).

Pandora partners with DFS in major Hong Kong Airport promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

HONG KONG. 'Expore, Dream & Discover' is the theme as Pandora pre-launches its new travel charms in a promotional zone at the Hong Kong gateway.

Perth Airport calls Expressions of Interest for hotel development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

AUSTRALIA. “We are keen to attract responses from strong performing hotel operators with demonstrated experience,” says Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches.

“A lot more to come”: Auckland Airport’s new duty free chapter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

NEW ZEALAND. Aer Rianta International & LS travel retail Pacific open at Auckland Airport. The Moodie Report's Peter Dowling reports on location.

Hong Kong Airport tenders multiple books store concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport issues another multi-store tender, this time for its key bookstore concession covering ten locations in T1 & T2

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens new facility at Changi T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

SINGAPORE. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has launch its new independent lounge at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

ARI opens The Loop as new duty free era begins at Auckland International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

"Placing the passenger at the heart of the airport retail experience." ARI CEO Jack MacGowan hails the opening of the company's first stores at Auckland Airport.

Ever Rich Duty Free sets sail with Penghu Regatta sponsorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

TAIWAN. The duty free retailer bolstered its campaign to raise the profile of Taiwanese tourism through sponsorship of this year's Penghu Regatta.

LS travel retail Pacific opens Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

NEW ZEALAND. A new era of duty free retailing is underway at Auckland Airport with the opening of LS travel retail Pacific's Aelia Duty Free stores.

Tokyo Narita Airport gears up for big landside Summer Sale campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport is staging a sequence of sales and events in its landside Airport Mall to mark the start of the northern summer.

Sydney Airport's great Terminal 1 transformation gets underway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

AUSTRALIA. “We will deliver a world-class airport experience for passengers,” is the emphatic message from Sydney Airport Managing Director & CEO Kerrie Mather.

Auckland Airport gets set for new duty free retailing combination

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

NEW ZEALAND. Duty free shopping set for a whole new look at the country's major gateway as Aer Rianta International and LS travel retail Pacific prepare to open.

Chivas Regal debuts latest expression at Mumbai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

Chivas Regal Extra is the brand’s first major new expression since 2007 and is available exclusively at Mumbai Duty Free at Chhatrapati Shivaji International T2.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

Lotte Duty Free opens spectacular new downtown store on Jeju

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

SOUTH KOREA. The new store, 2.5 times larger than the original shop, features an eclectic range of brands and categories targeted at the Chinese traveller.

Retail and advertising performance buoys Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) retail licences and advertising revenue climbed by +10.8% year-on-year in the 12 months to 31 March.

Asia Pacific airlines post strong May passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Airlines in the region posted a +11.8% increase in international passengers in May to 22.9 million, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Ever Rich extends art gallery drive to Taichung and Kaohsiong airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

TAIWAN. Ever Rich has extended its drive to promote the art and culture of Taiwan with new initiatives at Taichung and Kaohsiong international airports.

LS travel retail Pacific unveils new Arrivals store at Queenstown Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

NEW ZEALAND. Passengers arriving at Queenstown Airport can now shop at a renovated Aelia Duty Free store twice the size of the previous facility.

Sunil Tuli takes expanded role at King Power Group (Hong Kong)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Sunil Tuli, Managing Director (Duty Free and Travel Retail) at King Power Group (Hong Kong), has taken on an expanded role at the company.

Asia Pacific and Middle East airports post healthy traffic growth in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports climbed by +9.3% year-on-year in April, with Middle East airports also posting robust growth at +8%.

Pernod Ricard India introduces limited edition Absolut India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

The Absolut India Limited Edition, featuring artwork by young local artist Shaheen Baig, is the latest extension of an Absolut vodka line celebrating global destinations.

BHA hails one-stop shop for Chinese visa processing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. The British Hospitality Association (BHA) hails creation of pilot programme with Belgium aimed at making it easier for Chinese to visit the UK.

CAPA report: Chinese tourism wave focuses on Northeast Asia, Thailand

Source: Centre for Pacific Aviation - 18/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The highly respected CAPA - Centre for Aviation says that the much talked-about Chinese travel boom is not spread evenly across the region.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sydney Airport’s T1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our cover story Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams talks about the changing face of commercial at Terminal 1.

Global first as Clé de Cartier collection debuts with T Galleria by DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In a pioneering move, T Galleria by DFS has partnered with Cartier for an exclusive worldwide launch of the Clé de Cartier collection this summer.

SITA beacons point the way forward at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has introduced 50 beacons to provide key information directly to passengers’ mobile devices.

Green is go as Nuance receives Hong Kong Airport environmental awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/06/15

HONG KONG. The Nuance Group (HK) has captured 13 awards in the Hong Kong International Airport Environmental Management Recognition Scheme.

Hong Kong International reacts to MERS with checks on South Korean travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International has reacted to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak by screening all inbound passengers from South Korea.

MERS latest: More cases revealed; duty free sales still in freefall

Source: ©The Moodie Report: CNN; Yonhap News - 15/06/15

SOUTH KOREA. While the World Health Organization makes reassuring noises about the containment of MERS, tourism numbers are still in sharp decline.

Starboard begins a Golden Era of onboard luxury shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Starboard Cruise Services opens luxury retail space onboard the Golden Era, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises and Chinese travel agency C-trip.

Portland hails success of LS travel retail Pacific's Amuse Beauty Studio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

AUSTRALIA. Portland collaborated with LS travel retail Pacific to create the new retail concept, which made its debut at Sydney Airport in April.

DFS launches ‘largest beauty promotion programme in the world for travellers'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. DFS rolls out its most ambitious beauty promotion yet, with "a multi-brand experience to support travellers’ beauty and skincare needs".

Hengqin Island applies for offshore duty free status: Chinese reports

Source: Macau Business Daily - 10/06/15

CHINA. ‘Offshore duty free’, currently limited to Hainan, may be introduced to Hengqin Island, according to a report in the respected Macau Business Daily.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

Lotte Duty Free warns of sales slump as MERS prompts Chinese visitor slowdown

Source: Bloomberg Business; The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

SOUTH KOREA. Travel retailers expect a sharp fall in June sales as the spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome hits visitor numbers from China. UPDATED STORY.

SSP Asia Pacific captures F&B contract at Hobart International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

AUSTRALIA. SSP Asia Pacific has secured a contract to run five new F&B units at Hobart Airport. The nine-year deal is said to be worth £47 million in sales.

CDFG Chairman Peng Hui joins strong Trinity Forum programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

HONG KONG. The driving force behind the retailer's stunning duty free complex at Haitang Bay will boost one of The Trinity Forum's strongest programmes.

DFASS confirms launch of Vietnam Airlines duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

VIETNAM. DFASS Singapore has confirmed its duty free concession with Vietnam Airlines, a deal that will cover the airline's wide international network.

Shu Uemura collaborates with Yaz Bukey for new cosmetics line

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

This spring Shu Uemura partnered with Paris-based accessories and jewellery designer Yaz Bukey to create a limited-edition cosmetics collection.

T Galleria by DFS unveils beauty concept in Macau & Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

CHINA. First the Macau Galaxy, next Hysan Place in Hong Kong. DFS gears up its specialist beauty offer with a new stand-alone retail concept.

Urban Decay enters Asia Pacific travel retail at Singapore Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

Following its global airport debut at Dublin Terminal 1 in March, Urban Decay make-up is now available at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2.

China encourages domestic consumption with import duty cuts

Source: NetEase; The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

CHINA. The government cut import tariffs on a number of luxury goods from 1 June and could reduce the 30% consumption tax to further encourage domestic spend.

Global airline industry profits set to surge in 2015, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. IATA has revised its 2015 outlook to project a US$29.3 billion net profit for airlines worldwide, well ahead of the US$16.4 billion net profit in 2014.

Unilever extends travel retail product portfolio with ice-cream brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

In addition to Toni & Guy haircare novelties, Unilever presented its new ice-cream initiatives at last month’s TFWA Tax Free Asia Pacific event.

Singapore Windsor Holdings & DFS tie up in Myanmar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/06/15

MYANMAR. Singapore Windsor Holdings secures important duty free contracts in Myanmar's burgeoning airport sector, backed by a supply and merchandising alliance with DFS.

APTRA reveals details of Seoul, New Delhi and Hong Kong seminars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is finalising the programmes for its Insights Seminars in Seoul, New Delhi and Hong Kong.

Australian Way wins Sydney Airport destination merchandise contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has awarded destination merchandise specialist Australian Way a seven-store contract in Terminal 1 after an open tender.