Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 08 February 2016

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

Qatar Duty Free marks Chinese New Year with promotions and discounts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free opens its Chinese pavilion at Hamad International Airport, offering special promotions and discounts of up to -20%.

Rotary Watches opens its first stand alone boutique in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

The 20sq m outlet, in Guangdong Province's Foshan City, extends Rotary’s footprint in China where it has opened 24 shop-in-shops since last summer.

Shilla IPark Duty Free targets US$1 billion in sales within five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The new Shilla IPark Duty Free will hit US$500 million in first-year sales and US$1 billion in annual sales within five years, says the company.

Calls grow for reform of Korean duty free downtown licensing system as high-profile policy seminar takes place

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. Leading academics and tourism officials joined calls for urgent reform of the downtown duty free licensing system at a policy seminar in Seoul.

Lotte Duty Free plans big extension in Seoul and more Japanese stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. As leading travel retailer Lotte Duty Free reveals sales of US$3.9 billion in 2015, the company says it is planning a fresh wave of store investment.

China Duty Free Group hails changes to China's offshore duty free policy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/01/16

CHINA. China Duty Free Group offers a ringing endorsement of changes to the offshore duty free policy on Hainan Island, which take effect from today (1 February).

Offshore duty free allowances set to double as Hainan business soars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

CHINA. As duty free sales on Hainan Island hit US$842 million in 2015, new offshore duty free policies will lift commercial opportunities still further.

Changi Airport hits new peak of S$2.2 billion in concession sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

SINGAPORE. Singapore Changi Airport posted a record S$2.2 billion (US$1.53 billion) in concession sales in 2015, a sharp rise of +8% compared to a year earlier.

Chinese outbound tourism to reach 200 million mark by 2020, predicts report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. CLSA says the outlook for Chinese travel remains “stellar” but growth will slow significantly over the next five years, particularly to Hong Kong.

Chinese travellers’ overseas retail spend hits US$229 billion in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. China’s outbound tourists spent US$229 billion on shopping in 2015, amid shifts in the mix of key destinations, according to research company GfK.

Japan’s Transcosmos taps into online shopping surge in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA/JAPAN. E-commerce service provider Transcosmos has opened a shopping portal aimed at Chinese consumers seeking Japanese products.

Shanghai's two airports handle 99 million passengers in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. As work begins on Shanghai Pudong's US$3.1 billion third terminal, Shanghai Airport Authority reveals sharp growth in passenger traffic in 2015.

Asia Pacific and Middle East traffic demand remains robust in November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in Asia Pacific in November, boosted by healthy growth at many of India's major airports.

Hong Kong International sets new annual high for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport hit an all-time high for passenger traffic in 2015, of 68.5 million, buoyed by new routes and airlines at the Asian hub.

Brisbane Airport rolls out multi-lingual digital menus in International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport is adding digital menus in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese at 13 restaurants in its International Terminal.

DFASS wins design award for Hong Kong Airlines inflight brochure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

HONG KONG. The creative design of Hong Kong Airlines' October 2015 SkyShop brochure wins an international award for inflight concessionaire DFASS.

Bolon names actress Anne Hathaway as new brand ambassador

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

Hathaway, said to “perfectly symbolise” what the eyewear company stands for, will lead Bolon’s promotional campaign which is set to launch in China next month.

Hong Kong International Airport calls latest fashion tender in Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong calls a tender for a T1 East Hall shop concession that combines fashion accessories, shoes and sportswear.

‘Enhancing the experience’: Hong Kong International opens Midfield Concourse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/01/16

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has inaugurated its HK$10 billion Midfield Concourse, with retail to be introduced on a phased basis.

China Duty Free Group opens second Cambodian downtown store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/12/15

CAMBODIA. With one successful downtown store opened last January, China Duty Free Group makes it a double with Sihanoukville debut.

Imperial Tobacco extends its Davidoff Magnum Elite range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

Imperial Tobacco says the new duty free exclusive line focuses on markets in Asia, the Middle East and Russia and aims to underline Davidoff’s premium positioning.

Hong Kong International launches Christmas promotional campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport is offering cash coupons, gifts and special shopping and dining offers as part of its major seasonal campaign.

HNA Tourism Group recognised with leading travel industry award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

CHINA. HNA Tourism Group becomes the first Chinese winner of a key accolade at the World Travel Awards, as it "lays the foundations for further expansion".

Lower oil prices, economic growth and passenger demand buoy airline profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association has revealed its industry outlook for 2016, forecasting a sharp rise in profits among airlines.

Japan and South Korea buoyed by Chinese tax free shopping spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mainland Chinese remained the leading nationality for global tax free shopping spend in October, reports tax refund company Global Blue.

Moodie Corporate adds dual-media dynamism to publishing services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Moodie Corporate extends its portfolio to include both print and e-Zine, allowing clients to benefit from video, audio and other dynamic media.

Taiwan braced for downturn in Chinese visitor numbers amid election period

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/15

TAIWAN. Tourism from China to Taiwan could be facing a downturn in coming weeks as elections take place; Air4Casts assesses the outlook for travel.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders T1 travel essentials concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

HONG KONG. The 67sq m unit in Terminal 1 offers an “extraordinary business opportunity in a premier location” according to the airport company.

Chinese tourism to South Korea continues strong rebound

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. Up, down, buoyant. That summarises the tourism sector pertaining to the trio of key nationalities, Chinese, Japanese and Koreans.

IATA reassesses forecasts after dip but pax numbers still set to double by 2034

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over the next 19 years, global air passenger numbers will double says IATA. And that's despite a downwards reassessment.

SSP set for debut in Hong Kong rail market after key contract gain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

HONG KONG. SSP Asia Pacific will enter the Chinese rail market next year after it won a deal at Hung Hom Station, which handles China-Hong Kong border traffic.

China’s State Council affirms decision to open more duty free Arrivals stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

CHINA. The State Council confirms permission for more Arrivals duty free stores to be opened, a move designed to increase domestic consumption.

MTR Corporation calls tender for duty free stores at Hong Kong stations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

HONG KONG. MTR Corp invites retailers, through The Moodie Report, to express their interest in duty free tenders at Hung Hom, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations.

Lagardère Travel Retail revenue dips on distribution divestments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

FRANCE. Strong growth in Europe buoyed Lagardère Travel Retail in the first nine months, though revenue dipped due to the deconsolidation of distribution activities.

HNA and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group strike partnership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

CHINA. HNA Tourism Group and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group have signed a vital partnership to develop short-stay and family leisure tourism in China.

Hong Kong International Airport launches major shopping promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has launched a shopping promotion that includes a cash coupon of HK$5,000 and free delivery to Greater China.

Latin America leads growth in international passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel retail analyst Air4Casts reveals the latest data for September passenger traffic, with healthy increases in the Americas.

Plaza Premium opens new SkyTeam lounge at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/15

HONG KONG. Plaza Premium Group partners with SkyTeam to manage the airline group’s new lounge at Hong Kong International, which opened last week.

Rebound in Europe fuels global growth in tourist arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Buoyed by healthy gains in Europe, international tourist arrivals grew by +4.3% in the first eight months of 2015, according to the UNWTO.

Surprise new Chinese travel hotspots emerge in latest Air4Casts report

Source: Air4Casts - 04/11/15

CHINA. Travel retailers in locations as diverse as Turkey, Austria, Finland and Switzerland should be studying the buying habits of Chinese travellers more closely.

'Worldclass, Worldwide': New-look Dufry logo & structure unveiled

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel retail’s most powerful player Dufry has unveiled a new corporate logo and brand identity, as it reveals solid nine-month results.

Hong Kong International calls tender for audio-visual store concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders five consumer technology stores in Terminal 1 Check-In and Arrivals, with a bid deadline of 10 December.

Dufry reveals new regional structure and Group Executive Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry reveals details of its new structure after two years of major acquisitions; it includes new regions and Executive Committee members.

Shinsegae Duty Free secures Korean products operation in Hainan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

CHINA. South Korean travel retailer Shinsegae Duty Free has secured a five-year agreement to operate a Korean products store at Mission Hills Resort’s offshore duty free complex.

ACI Asia-Pacific extends cooperation with China airports association

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. ACI Asia-Pacific has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the China Civil Airports Association to strengthen mutual collaboration.

Airline strikes hit Frankfurt Airport passenger numbers in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

GERMANY. Strikes at Lufthansa forced Frankfurt's passenger volumes down in September, and there were mixed fortunes for Fraport's overseas airports.

Hong Kong International awards retail and dining contracts in T1 West Hall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

HONG KONG. Some 33 brands will take their place in the shopping and dining line-up at Hong Kong Airport's West Hall after contracts are awarded.

Starboard Cruise Services appoints Emily Wong to senior Asia Pacific role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Starboard Cruise Services has named Emily Wong as Vice President & General Manager, Asia, a newly created position in a fast-growing market.

'Value for money’ key Chinese demand, says Air4Casts traveller survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

CHINA. UK analyst Air4Casts’ latest quarterly Chinese traveller survey offers the travel retail channel plenty of cause for optimism.

HNA’s investment in housing rental site to boost offshore duty free in Hainan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/15

CHINA. US$78 million investment in Airbnb-like website for Chinese travellers will drive tourism in Hainan and ultimately its offshore duty free market.