Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 28 February 2015

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

ADP Ingénierie reveals spectacular design for new Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 26/02/15

CHINA. The Aéroports de Paris subsidiary, which won a competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing’s New Daxing Airport, has unveiled the latest design.

Alipay and Hana Bank launch online payment service for Chinese in Korea

Source: Korean Times; Korean Herald; The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is one of the first retailers to allow the growing number of Chinese tourists to South Korea to allow online payments in its stores.

260 brands confirm participation at TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Some 260 brands have confirmed their participation in this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition, which takes place in Singapore from 10-14 May.

China Southern Airlines boosts capacity to Auckland International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. China Southern Airlines has raised the frequency of its Guangzhou-Auckland flights, news that will be of big interest to the airport's duty free bidders.

L’Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Asia Pacific stages Chinese New Year promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

The activation at Hong Kong International Airport spotlights nine L’Oréal brands and features an interactive booth highlighting traditional Chinese handicrafts.

Hong Kong International gears up for surge in Chinese New Year traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airport is preparing for Chinese New Year, with 650 extra flights planned and Bangkok, Bali and Phuket the most popular destinations.

Incheon, Delhi and Seoul Gimpo airports among big winners of ASQ awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI has named the winners of the 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards, with Incheon capturing the top prize in the largest airport category.

Nuance retains consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

HONG KONG. Nuance has won the tender for the consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong International Airport, retaining the contract for the third time.

Diageo GTME unveils John Walker & Sons King George V limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has released a limited edition design of its John Walker & Sons King George V blended Scotch whisky as a travel retail exclusive.

Hong Kong Airlines marks anniversary with DFASS, reveals surge in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS have marked the first anniversary of their partnership – and announced a +78% surge in sales in 2014.

Passenger traffic posts healthy increase at world’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airport passenger traffic climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in 2014, Airports Council International (ACI) has reported.

DFS wins travel retail award from luxury goods title The Hurun Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

CHINA. DFS Group has won the Best Travel Retail Award at Chinese luxury goods title The Hurun Report’s Best of the Best Awards for 2015.

Heathrow Airport in seasonal drive to capture Chinese consumer spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has embarked on a drive with its retail partners to encourage spending among Chinese travellers during the Chinese New Year period.

Hong Kong Airlines & DFASS launch live credit card authorisation service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

HONG KONG. The service, said to be the first-of-its-kind in the industry, uses Wi-Fi and helps to eliminate inflight credit card fraud, say Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS.

Strong travel retail sales performance buoys Lagardère Services in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

FRANCE. A strong performance from travel retail helped lift Lagardère Services’ net sales by +1.8% in 2014, with the figure hitting €3.81 billion. UPDATED.

Mondelez World Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mondelez World Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

Global airline travel climbs strongly against mixed economic backdrop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline travel grew by a robust +5.9% in 2014 compared to 2013, ahead of the industry’s ten-year average growth rate, according to IATA.

Xi’an Xianyang Airport to open China's first walk-through duty free shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 05/02/15

CHINA. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, a key gateway to China's northwest, is rolling out a series of exciting enhancements to its retail and F&B offer.

Currency impact and geopolitics dampen DFS performance in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, has reported a +7% rise in revenues but a -3% dip in profits in 2014.

Hong Kong International Airport seeks food court concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has issued a tender for a food court concession in Terminal 1’s West Hall, with a bid deadline of 8 April.

Chinese Ambassador opens Qatar Duty Free's Chinese Pavilion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

QATAR. The 180sq m Chinese pavilion at Hamad International Airport was officially opened today by Chinese Ambassador to Qatar His Excellency Gao Youzhen.

DFS to host TFWA China’s Century Conference gala dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

CHINA. The luxury travel retailer will host the dinner – regarded as the social highlight of the conference – at Shanghai's Jing An Shangri-La Hotel on 11 March.

International tourism rises +4.7% in 2014; +3-4% growth projected in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over 1.1 billion tourists travelled abroad in 2014, according to the UNWTO, with 2015 set to be a solid year despite several market challenges.

TFWA offers networking programme at 'China’s Century' Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

CHINA. TFWA says its ONE2ONE meetings service will be central to networking at its China conference on 10-12 March in Shanghai.

TFWA and APTRA announce ‘China’s Century’ Conference speaker line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

CHINA. TFWA and APTRA have unveiled the full line-up of speakers for the second ‘China’s Century’ Conference, which is open for registration until 20 February.

Chinese lead international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

AUSTRALIA. Chinese travellers were the largest contributor to international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014, with volumes surging by +16.4%.

Hong Kong Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic reached 63.4 million, with a strong year-end buoyed by healthy regional growth from North Asia and Southeast Asia.

Nuance creates graffiti art in aid of disadvantaged youth in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HONG KONG. The Nuance Group (HK) teamed up with non-profit organisation StreetPoppy in a graffiti outreach event for disadvantaged youth over Christmas.

Ever Rich opens Kinmen hotel; new rules encourage Chinese visitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Group has opened its five-star Golden Lake Hotel in Kinmen, adjacent to its ambitious duty free plaza, as new visa rules from China build tourism.

Qatar Duty Free launches Chinese New Year campaign at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has constructed a Chinese-themed pavilion at Hamad International Airport, offering passengers discount vouchers and special activities.

Trinity Forum 2015 to put spotlight on consumer concerns and challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong, will focus on the consumer, as well as exploring the upside potential of true industry stakeholder collaboration. The event, which takes place at the magnificent Intercontinental Hotel, will be hosted by Hong Kong International Airport.

Luxury retail market hit by declining gaming revenue in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

MACAU. Macau’s annual gaming revenue dropped for the first time in more than a decade in 2014, with a knock-on effect to the luxury retail market.

South Korea makes huge gains over Hong Kong in race for Chinese tourists

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. Huge growth in Mainland Chinese visitor numbers to South Korea has got tourism authorities and retailers worried in Hong Kong.

New duty free shop opens in Wuhan, central China – local reports

Source: CRJ English.com - 05/01/15

CHINA. Reports from China reveal the 25 December opening of the first downtown duty free shop in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province in central China.

Technology and the future of inflight lead ARC Asia Pacific agenda

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. DFASS, Hong Kong Airlines and Solomonic will lead the opening session at the Airline Retail Conference Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong.

Weak Yen hits Japanese spend in Hawaii but Chinese business improves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/01/15

US (HAWAII). Japanese visitor arrivals to Hawaii rose +1.8% in November but the weak Yen kept spending soft. By contrast, Chinese arrivals and spending surged.

Picture Gallery: China Duty Free Group opens in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/01/15

CAMBODIA. As China Duty Free Group opens its much-anticipated downtown duty free store in Siem Reap, The Moodie Report brings you the first pictures.

Beijing Airport reopens ASILK boutique, boosts local product range

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 25/12/14

CHINA Local silk brand ASILK reopens at Beijing Capital International Airport as the airport also introduces a range of high-quality, limited-edition Chinese products.

Haikou Meilan Duty Free sales hit US$129 million in first 11 months

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 22/12/14

CHINA. Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Co sales surged by +47% year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2014, driven by store expansion and a wider range of brands.

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.

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.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A celestial showcase at DFS’s Masters of Time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week Martin Moodie reports from DFS Group’s Masters of Time exhibition in Macau, where he meets a living legend of the watch industry.

Tuniu and DFS enhance shopping experience for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

CHINA. Leading Chinese online leisure travel company Tuniu Corporation and DFS Group have joined forces to promote international travel and shopping.

Upbeat IATA forecasts surge in airline passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association says passenger traffic will rise +7% in 2015, aided by lower fuel prices and a better global economy.

Picture Gallery: DFS Masters of Time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

MACAU. The Moodie Report presents a photo gallery of DFS Group's Masters of Time, the world’s largest retail exhibition of fine watches, supported for the first time by a high-end jewellery selection.

China Duty Free Group prepares grand opening of Angkor store in Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report China* - 04/12/14

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group to open its first operation outside greater China on 30 December, a luxurious 4,500sq m downtown duty free department store in Angkor.

Cyril Camus saluted for contribution to China-France relations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

Cyril Camus, CEO of Camus Cognac, is among 50 distinguished people who have been honoured for their contribution to China-France relations.

Retail and advertising revenues buoy Airport Authority Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

HONG KONG. Strong growth in commercial concessions revenue buoyed Airport Authority Hong Kong’s performance in the six months to 30 September.

Asia Pacific passenger traffic maintains solid growth rate in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific’s airports climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in September, ACI Asia-Pacific reports, with Middle East airports up +9.3%.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.