Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 25 May 2016

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

Moodie Davitt Live: TFWA Asia Pacific 2016 in images and words

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/05/16

Highlights of last week's TFWA Asia Pacific event in words and pictures via our Moodie Davitt Live service, courtesy of sponsors Lacoste and Shiseido.

The Martin Moodie Interview: Philippe Schaus on DFS Group’s 'third wave'

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 16/05/16

Hard times in Hong Kong, a makeover in Macau. Visionary in Venice, culture in Cambodia. These are both testing and tantalising days for DFS Group.

DFS Group prepares to unveil major expansion at City of Dreams, Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 09/05/16

CHINA/INTERNATIONAL. DFS Group is poised to unveil the first phase of a major expansion of its City of Dreams store in Macau.

Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free plots ambitious off-airport projects

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 09/05/16

CHINA. Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shop has revealed further details of the three new off-airport stores that it plans to open later this year in Hainan.

Live and online: The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition May 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition for May 2016, published to coincide with TFWA Asia Pacific, which starts on Sunday.

China Duty Free Group’s Phnom Penh Duty Free Shop to open on 1 August

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

CAMBODIA. Located in a 3,900sq m space, the underground mall will feature about 400 high-end brands and target a diverse customer base, CDFG said.

Organic sales growth buoys Dufry in Q1 as WDF integration gathers pace

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. “We had a good start in 2016, with the continuation of the improving organic growth trends we started to see in Q4 2015. Europe had another strong quarter and countries impacted by Brazilians and Russians continued to recover." Dufry CEO Julián Díaz reacts to the retailer's Q1 2016 results, which showed solid organic sales growth, and rising EBITDA, but net earnings fell sharply in the period.

Latest Air4Casts and Skyscanner report reveals London's appeal to Chinese

Source: ©Air4Casts, Skyscanner, The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UK/CHINA. The second in an exclusive series for The Moodie Davitt Report from Air4casts and Skyscanner underlines London's appeal to Chinese travellers.

Xi’an Airport deepens stakeholder collaboration with ‘Trinity’ event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

CHINA. Xi’an Xianyang Airport COO Wolfgang Weil says the creation of a Trinity Executive Committee and sub-committees can improve stakeholder relations.

Lotte Duty Free opens ambitious cultural space Under Stand Avenue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has unveiled Under Stand Avenue, a creative and cultural space which is at the heart of its drive to fulfil its social obligations.

China to Japan travel demand booms: Air4Casts & Skyscanner provide timely new travel search analysis

Source: ©Air4Casts & Skyscanner* - 20/04/16

CHINA/JAPAN. In the first of a regular new series for The Moodie Davitt Report, Air4casts and Skyscanner reveal the extent of the Chinese visitor surge to Japan.

Chinese tax free spending slows in first quarter, reports Global Blue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

CHINA. Tax free shopping spend among Chinese travellers fell by -24% year-on-year in March, according to tax refund specialist Global Blue.

Improving China market helps drive 'robust' Rémy Cointreau sales

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

The 2015/16 year ended with a flourish, fourth-quarter sales rising +9.8% in organic terms, spurred by improving trends in Greater China.

HNA Group of China to acquire gategroup in US$1.5 billion valuation cash deal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. In big breaking news today, HNA Group Co of China and gategroup Holding jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive transaction agreement for HNA to launch a cash offer for all publicly held gategroup shares. The CHF53 (US$55.60) per share deal values gategroup at CHF1.4 billion (US$1.47 billion).

Hong Kong International launches instant rebate campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has launched its latest promotional campaign, with instant rebates up to HK$5,000 a key feature.

Lagardère Travel Retail pledges robust sales and earnings growth to 2019

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail has outlined its plans to deliver strong sales and earnings growth through to 2019 in its latest investor conference.

Picture Gallery: Orient King Power adds fashion allure at Shanghai Pudong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

CHINA. Orient King Power, part of King Power Group (HK), boosts its domestic presence at Shanghai Pudong with an impressive array of openings.

Picture Gallery: Shinsegae Duty Free reveals striking new Busan store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/16

SOUTH KOREA. Stunning images from Shinsegae Duty Free's new downtown store in Busan, opened on 1 March at the spectacular Shinsegae Centum City.

Dufry: Strong project pipeline set to drive growth in 2016 and beyond

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks organic growth, the concessions pipeline, brand partners and duty free versus duty paid growth with investors.

Dufry Group delivers solid commercial performance in 'transformational year'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +46.3% to reach CHF6,139.3 million in 2015 amid what the company described as "a transformational year".

Pacific Asia Travel Association forecasts surge in regional tourism

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

ASIA PACIFIC. The Pacific Asia Travel Association predicts that international visitor arrivals to the region will surge from 550 million to over 650 million by 2020.

Southeast Asia and Japan traffic buoys Hong Kong International in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/16

HONG KONG. Strong Japan and Southeast Asia traffic, as well as Hong Kong resident traffic, lifted passenger volumes at Hong Kong Airport in February.

Trevor Moore departs lead role at Kai Tak Cruise Plaza in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/16

HONG KONG. Much-respected travel retail executive Trevor Moore has left his position as Managing Director and General Manager at Kai Tak Cruise Plaza.

Host Mumbai International Airport Ltd hails influence of Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Mumbai International Airport Ltd CEO Rajeev Jain says his company will host a hugely memorable Trinity Forum in September.

Incheon and Changi lead ACI’s ASQ rankings in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Airport Council International's 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards are led by the Korean and Singaporean gateways.

Swedavia strikes sister agreement with China’s Capital Airports Holding

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/02/16

CHINA/SWEDEN. Swedish airport company Swedavia and China’s largest airport group Capital Airports Holding Company establish a sister relationship.

Free Duty suffers from decline in Chinese visitors and spending

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 24/02/16

CHINA. NWS Holdings’ Facilities Management division, which includes Free Duty, posted a -19% year-on-year fall in operating profit for the first six months.

Hong Kong International Airport traffic surges in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/16

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International surged in January, buoyed by big increases from Mainland China, Southeast Asia and local residents.

China announces key details for expansion of duty free Arrivals shops

Source: ©The Moodie Report China; Duty Free Expert - 20/02/16

CHINA. In landmark news, central Government on Thursday revealed the details of long-promised regulatory changes to Arrivals duty free shopping.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition February/March 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for February/March 2016, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital format.

Autogrill Group adds three new outlets at Beijing Capital International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/16

CHINA. HMSHost International builds on its presence at the world's second largest airport by passenger volume with the addition of three new outlets.

Announcing The Trinity Forum 2016: leading event set for Mumbai

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Trinity Forum, the world’s leading airport commercial revenues conference, will take place this year on 12-14 September in Mumbai.

Qatar Duty Free boosts Qatar-China relations during Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/02/16

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free will continue its Chinese New Year promotion into March, a campaign that marks the Qatar-China 2016 Year of Culture.

Lagardère Travel Retail maintains momentum with organic growth in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail sales (excluding the Distribution division) climbed on a like-for-like basis in 2015 despite an impact from the Paris attacks in Q4.

China Duty Free Group reveals plans for third Cambodian store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group says its next off-airport store will offer a much expanded range of brands and categories.

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.