Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/13
THAILAND/INTERNATIONAL. L’Oréal Group Travel Retail is the latest major industry company to become a Platinum Partner of The Trinity Forum, following Mondelez World Travel Retail's recent pledge of support for the event, which will be hosted by King Power International Group of Companies in Bangkok from 26-28 February 2014.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/13
HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Lounge marked the opening of its flagship facility at Hong Kong Airport yesterday with a cocktail reception and opening ceremony.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/13
HONG KONG. The 24-hour flagship, centrally located in HKIA’s West Hall and measuring 15,000sq ft, is hailed as the largest pay-in lounge in Asia.
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CHINA. The opportunity at the Hainan Island airport includes a 215sq m duty paid store, 1,900sq m of F&B space and a 160sq m bar.
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INTERNATIONAL. The website has a more contemporary feel and features a new booking system for the network of more than 110 lounges.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/13
HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Lounge has revealed the first images of its new flagship pay-in lounge at Hong Kong International, which opens next month.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/13
UK. Plaza Premium Lounge is to make its debut in Europe with a pay-in lounge at Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, which is scheduled to open in June 2014.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/13
INDIA. Plaza Premium Lounge is to make its debut at Bengaluru International Airport, with two pay-in-lounges in Departures plus a day hotel at the location.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/13
USA. The spectacular new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport opened to passengers yesterday. UPDATED STORY.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/08/13
SINGAPORE. Wellness Spa offers a range of spa treatments using certified organic products by premium organic skincare brand Jasmin Aromatique.
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HONG KONG. The company is looking to expand into new airports and open more lounges at existing hubs as it targets 50 new locations by 2015.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/13
UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports Company is set to open Abu Dhabi International Airport’s new VIP Terminal in Q4 of this year, run by National Aviation Services.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/08/13
HONG KONG. Plaza Premium's new flagship lounge at Hong Kong International presents new design, more interactive services and extra facilities.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/13
UK. Northern Ireland’s busiest airport is using the Chauntry Parkspace system to sell car park spaces, lounge entry and priority security access.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/05/13
SCOTLAND. Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has opened The Glenlivet Whisky Bar and Snug at the British Airways Executive Lounge at Glasgow Airport.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/05/13
MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium opens a second pay-in lounge at Penang Airport’s International Departure Hall; it already has one in the Domestic Hall.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/13
GERMANY. The new facility offers parents the chance to explore the airport while their children are looked after and entertained.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/13
MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium has opened its first lounge at Kuching International Airport, located in the Domestic Terminal directly after security.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/13
BRAZIL. Inframérica is entering negotiations for over 50 new retail and F&B outlets at Brasilia Airport to open before the FIFA World Cup in June 2014.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/13
The new pay-in lounge at the Sabah state capital's airport joins six other facilities operated by Plaza Premium Lounge across Malaysia.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/13
SOUTH KOREA. The new facility joins 14 SilverKris Lounges around the world open to the airline’s PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/13
UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports Company and gategroup have opened an Executive Gourmet catering facility at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/13
UK. The airline looks to boost passengers' inflight retail and entertainment experience with the first in a series of collaborations with famous artists.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/12
CANADA. Plaza Premium Lounge has expanded its network in Canada with the opening of a pay-in lounge at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/12
Canada. Plaza Premium seeking to provide travellers with a “warming and welcoming ambience” at latest Edmonton lounge.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/12
CANADA. Vancouver Airport Authority will issue speciality retail and food & beverage RFPs next year for a new retail corridor between Piers A and B.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/12
Plaza Premium Lounge is launching a fundraising initiative in its Canadian airport lounges in aid of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/12
MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has saluted service standards among its leading commercial concessionaires with a series of Excellence Awards.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/12
INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Limited is seeking interested parties to bid for a series of lounges plus a hotel concession in the extended T1.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/12
MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium Lounge Management this week inaugurated what it hails as Malaysia’s largest commercial and pay-in lounge at KLIA.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/12
INDIA. Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) is this week hosting a workshop for parties interested in the key commercial concessions in the all-new Terminal 2.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/12
SPAIN. Gestió i Serveis hopes to persuade more airports its range of passenger services can squeeze revenue from unused terminal space.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/12
FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris delivered a fine commercial revenues performance for the first half year, driven partly by strong gains in sales per passenger.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/12
INDIA. Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd today announced two Requests for Qualification for the new Terminal 2 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/12
Ikea teamed up recently with marketing agency Ubi Bene and Aéroports de Paris to create an innovative lounge area at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/12
JTI Worldwide Duty Free Vice President David Francis talks about premium smoking lounges and tobacco's role in growing the size of the travel retail basket.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/12
MALAYSIA. As the Malaysian Grand Prix looms, Malaysia Airports has organised a series of activities to boost the retail and food & beverage business at KLIA.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/09/11
UK. Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Virgin Atlantic have unveiled the Grey Goose Loft bar at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/11
UK. Travel hospitality specialist No.1 Traveller has unveiled its flagship ‘super lounge’ at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 3. The lounge introduces a wide range of facilities to all passengers departing from and transferring through T3. Available at independent rates for each service, the facilities include access to the lounge, travel spa, hairdressing, showers and bedrooms. Genevieve Knevitt toured the new operation.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/11
SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group and Jet Quay Pte Ltd have agreed to a three-year extension of the latter’s tenancy to operate the JetQuay CIP Terminal at Changi Airport, effective 1 August. Introduced in 2006, the elite terminal was designed for passengers who want added privacy and personalised services.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/11
TAIWAN. Tasa Meng Duty Free’s new Johnnie Walker VIP Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2, which opened this week, brings an elegant, upscale element to the retailer’s offer as new pictures reveal. The retailer and brand partnership aims to promote the “culture of whisky”.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/11
TAIWAN. Tasa Meng Duty Free has opened the Johnnie VIP Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 2, inside the retailer’s ‘The Collection’ area. The lounge will promote the “culture of whisky”, Tasa Meng said. Initial activities will focus on ultra-premium Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/11
UK. Diageo has created a luxury bar experience in a pioneering partnership with British Airways. Dubbed The World Class Bar and sited in the BA Club Lounge at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, the bar is the centrepiece of Diageo’s World Class Collection programme – a communications programme that engages with business passengers pre-travel, on-airport and inflight.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/11
INTERNATIONAL. The Airport Commercial Revenues Study, published by The Moodie Report in partnership with The S-A-P Group, offers detailed insights into airport non-aeronautical revenues. The S-A-P Group President Bill Matz shares some findings from the benchmarking study, which allows airports to situate their commercial performance against that of their global and regional peers.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/05/11
UK. Delta Air Lines has struck a deal with airport hospitality specialist No.1 Traveller that allows Delta and SkyTeam frequent flyer members free entrance to what is described as a the UK’s first independent, all-access ‘super lounge’ at Gatwick Airport. Services include travel spa, mini-cinema, business centre with bookable private meeting rooms, two games rooms, bistro area and bar – plus options for concierge services such as duty free shopping and foreign exchange purchases.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/11
US. Three commercial units at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) were selected by Frommer’s Travel Guides among its Top 10 favourite locations at US airports. The Encounter in the landmark Theme Building was listed among Frommer’s Top 10 airport restaurants, and the oneworld alliance airline lounge and the reLAX Lounge among its Top 10 airline-airport lounges.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/11
COSTA RICA. Aeris Holding Costa Rica has issued Request for Proposals (RFPs) for a range of key speciality retail outlets, an executive lounge, and food & beverage concessions in the international terminal at Juan Santamaria Airport. The airport is located 20 km from San José, and serves almost 3.5 million passengers a year, of which 80% are tourists.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/11
TAIWAN. The country’s leading duty free retailer, Tasa Meng, unveiled a Johnnie Walker boutique called The Collection at Tao Yuan International Airport last month. Tasa Meng has also opened a Johnnie Walker Blue lounge catering to its VIP customers. The lounge offers free sampling of the whole Johnnie Walker portfolio, including a full ‘mentorship’ service allowing consumers to better understand Scotch whisky.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/11
SINGAPORE. Singapore-based company Yam Seng has launched its Greens on Screens golf simulator business, with the airport sector a key expansion target. The company is in discussions with airports in the region for selling and installing its simulators at airports, VIP lounges and also listing it on the catalogues of airlines for people to buy or rent.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/11
CANADA. Plaza Premium Lounge Management has opened a new US Departures lounge at Vancouver International Airport to serve guests traveling to the US. Located near Gate E87, the lounge joins the existing International and Domestic lounges and is open to all travellers, irrespective of airline or fare class.