Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 22 December 2014

NEWS

25% discount spurs three-day US$51.7 million shopping spree at Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/14

UAE. Over a three-day period Dubai Duty Free recorded 405,407 sales transactions, issued 3,812 pallets of merchandise from its warehouse and sold some US$51.74 million worth of duty free items. Sales on the retailer's 31st anniversary day, 20 December, reached an extraordinary US$29.33 million. With all this going on, who should be surprised that an 11 year-old boy won a McLaren MP4 12C Coupe?

Dubai Duty Free’s Salah Tahlak elected to board of leading global tennis body

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Senior Vice President Salah Tahlak has been voted onto the board of the prestigious 12-member WTA Global Tournament Council.

ACI Europe study reveals trends in social media use at airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

EUROPE. ACI Europe has released its Digital Report 2014-2015, which outlines how airports are communicating with their passengers through social media.

APTRA brands Australian anti-tobacco measures as a policy failure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

AUSTRALIA. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has said that anti-tobacco measures in Australia have failed to achieve their policy objectives.

DFS Group to enter Cambodia with spectacular T Galleria in Siem Reap

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

CAMBODIA. DFS unveils highly ambitious plans to open a T Galleria by DFS store in Siem Reap, near the heritage site of Angkor Wat, in early 2016.

Exertis Arc Telecom aims to extend footprint in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

Consumer electronics brand and accessories distributor Exertis Arc Telecom is aiming to enhance its travel retail presence across the Middle East.

MasterCard opens new lounge at Budapest Airport SkyCourt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

HUNGARY. MasterCard has opened a new lounge for premium MasterCard holders in Hungary, which is nearly +50% larger than the previous one it opened in 2011.

Rituals gains US recognition with Retailer of the Year Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

Rituals Home & Body Cosmetics has been named “Retailer of the Year” in the specialty category by Women’s Wear Daily Beauty.

'Remarkable results': UNWTO predicts record international tourism in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The UN World Tourism Organization expects global tourist numbers to reach 1.1 billion after growth of +4.7% to the end of October.

Brisbane Airport's US$37.5 million terminal facelift takes shape

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport has marked a milestone in its International Terminal revamp with the opening of several new stores, including JR/Duty Free last week.

Dubai Duty Free offers one-day deal on millionaire and luxury car draws

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free is marking its 31st anniversary with a special one-day online discount on its popular Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise contests.

Dufry extends duration of call/put option in key Brazil market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

BRAZIL. Dufry has signed an extension until February 2015 on the call/put option to buy 20% of the equity of Dufry Lojas Francas in Brazil.

Eye adds digital advertising screens at Newcastle International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

UK. Eye Airports has installed 70-inch digital screens at the airport, complementing restricted outdoor advertising space across the city.

New group formed as Heathrow sells Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

UK. Heathrow Airport Holdings today completed the sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports; they now make up a new group, AGS Airports Ltd.

Paradies sponsors business and employment events for veterans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

USA. The company will partner Avis Budget Group in taking the title sponsorship of the 2015 Leave No Veteran Behind Opportunity Fair event series.

The hunt continues for travel retail’s Christmas tree of the year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report’s search branches out as we present Christmas trees from airports and travel retail outlets around the world.

The Moodie Report e-Zine issue 150: People of the Year and 2014 in review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Our final edition of The Moodie Report e-Zine for 2014 is our 150th issue, a major landmark for travel retail's fastest-growing media title.

Tourvest Inflight Retail Services hosts crew awards and training event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest’s Ambassador and Sales Person Awards taught valuable inflight retailing skills and offered prizes worth a total of US$6,000.

Bhavesh Patel named to key commercial and concessions role at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

USA. Bhavesh Patel, who was Director of Concessions at Tampa International, has taken on a role overseeing commercial and concessions at Denver Airport.

Dublin Airport introduces new converter service for unwanted coins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

IRELAND. Passengers departing from Dublin Airport can now convert unwanted coins into The Loop shopping vouchers thanks to the new Coindrum machine.

Duty Free Americas wins first Brazilian airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

BRAZIL. Duty Free Americas has been awarded a ten-year contract to operate the duty free concession at Afonso Pena International Airport in Curitiba, Brazil.

Erik Juul-Mortensen unanimously re-elected as TFWA President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Juul-Mortensen will serve a sixteenth term as President after a unanimous vote by the TFWA management committee.

La Prairie set to focus on luxury, service and a new global strategy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

La Prairie’s Head of Travel Retail Worldwide Laurent Marteau delivers an overview of the brand’s approach to the channel, for 2015 and beyond.

Tender interest rises as Incheon Airport hits all-time duty free sales high

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport is on course to race past the US$2 billion mark in duty free sales in 2014 after reaching an all-time annual high.

ACI Asia-Pacific airports post +7.3% increase in October passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific rose by +7.3% in October while the Middle East posted a +7.6% increase for the month, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

DFS Group and Hermès Parfums strengthen relationship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

DFS has created a dedicated counter for Hermès fragrances at Hong Kong International, and is rolling out the Hermès Le Bain collection at selected T Gallerias.

JR/Duty Free officially opens new Brisbane Airport Departures store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport has marked a major milestone in its International Terminal redevelopment with the official opening of JR/Duty Free’s impressive Departures store - described by Brisbane Airport CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe as "the jewel in the crown of the project". The Moodie Report’s Peter Dowling was the sole travel retail media representative at the event.

Kempegowda International Airport celebrates Season of Smiles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Limited has begun a month-long campaign of promotions, performances and activities for the holiday season.

Louis Vuitton opens first European airport store at Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

UK. The striking 301sq m store is the brand's second airport location worldwide and joins an extended luxury line-up at London Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5.

Muscat Duty Free launches Christmas campaign and MasterCard promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free is bringing Aer Rianta International's Joy of Giving campaign and an exclusive promotion for MasterCard holders to Muscat Airport.

Aéroports de Paris spreads Christmas cheer with festive campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris is celebrating the festive period with a number of themed initiatives, at both Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports.

Dubai Duty Free donates US$544,507 to Dubai Autism Center project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has donated AED2 million (US$544,507) to Dubai Autism Center’s Build A Difference campaign to help build a 91,000sq ft facility in Garhoud.

Dubai Duty Free prepares to mark 31st anniversary with three days of discounts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free is to mark its 31st anniversary with a -25% discount on a wide range of merchandise for three days from 18-20 December.

Gatwick responds to passenger demand with wagamama opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

UK. The airport will host the popular Japanese restaurant chain at its North Terminal after demand was highlighted in recent surveys.

Hong Kong International maintains robust passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport maintained its healthy traffic growth in November, handling 5.1 million passengers, up by +5.4% year-on-year.

JCDecaux launches Christmas tree campaign at Macau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

MACAU. Advertisers can engage passengers through digital and social media campaigns at three Christmas trees and other media across the airport.

Picture Gallery: King Power International marks 25th anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

THAILAND. The Moodie Report presents a special Picture Gallery of a spectacular and memorable evening in Bangkok for one of the world's leading travel retailers.

Canadian government eases ‘red tape’ requirements for duty free retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

CANADA. In a move welcomed by the Frontier Duty Free Association, Canada's government has streamlined regulations for the industry following a Strategic Review.

Global Exchange extends currency services at Brasilia and Natal airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

BRAZIL. Currency exchange specialist Global Exchange has extended its presence in Latin America with seven new outlets at Brasilia and Natal airports.

International passenger traffic surges ahead in October, reports ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +6% year-on-year in October, with international traffic surging by +6.3%, ACI reports.

Kraków Airport tenders commercial space at upgraded international terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

POLAND. Kraków Airport is seeking retail tenants for its newly expanded international terminal this month. The airport is tendering nine airside units and eight airside outlets covering retail categories including duty free. It will tender for other services in January 2015.

TRT launches ‘A Stylish Service’ Online Training programme for ISPY2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

Travel Retail Training will increase the effectiveness of cabin crew through a new five-module training program launched for ISPY2015.

UK tax free spend shrinks to November as top spenders maintain growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

UK. Shopping spend by international visitors declined by -4% in the first 11 months of the year, based on tax refund calculations by Global Blue.

Aelia-AdP partnership begins retail operations at Zagreb Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

CROATIA. The Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire joint venture between Aelia and Aéroports de Paris has begun travel retail operations at Zagreb Airport.

Australia Pacific Airports Corporation CEO Chris Woodruff to resign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Woodruff will resign from the company, which owns and operates Melbourne and Launceston airports, by no later than 30 June 2015.

Heathrow Airport records busiest ever November for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

UK. London Heathrow has posted its busiest ever November, with 5.47 million passengers travelling through the airport, an increase of +1.1% year-on-year.

Heinemann offers purchase rewards to Etihad loyalty scheme members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Members of Etihad Guest can earn points on purchases at Heinemann Duty Free stores in Europe, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.

HMSHost goes wild in Minnesota with hockey-themed restaurant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

USA. The operator has partnered with local ice hockey team Minnesota Wild to open a restaurant at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport.

Inflight Service launches Jumpseat, a new airline crew magazine

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

NORDIC REGION. Leading airline retailer and distributor Inflight Service has launched Jumpseat, a new magazine to inform, educate and inspire cabin crew.

Layam-Sakal Group captures latest retail concessions at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

ISRAEL. Layam-Sakal Group has won the concession to operate two new toy stores plus one children's fashion outlet at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.