Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 31 January 2015

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

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.

Capi Global opens store with Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Co

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 12/11/14

CHINA. Capi Global continues the expansion of its franchise concept Capi – The Travellers Electronics Company by partnering with Hainan Island retailer.

Nuance to lead luxury shoppers into Temptation at new Macau mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

MACAU. The 20,000sq ft outlet will bolster Nuance’s strong presence on Macau’s downtown market when the Shoppes at Parisian mall opens next year.

King Power Group (HK) and Sky Connection/Shilla JV poised to begin Macau Airport concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

MACAU. King Power Group (HK) and a JV between The Shilla Duty Free and Sky Connection are set to begin their duty free concessions at Macau International.

Airport Authority invites bids for ‘Hong Kong Concept’ retail zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has issued tenders for new concessions in a ‘Hong Kong Concept’ retail zone, located in the airport’s East Hall.

Dufry maintains revenue and EBITDA growth momentum in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group’s turnover climbed by +9% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2014 (+12.4% at constant exchange rates) to CHF2,930.9 million (US$3 billion). The increase came through a combination of organic growth and the consolidation of Nuance since September. CEO Julián Díaz said: “2014 has been a year of many challenges and great achievements. Having executed well in many of the projects, we now focus our efforts on the integration and generation of synergies in the Nuance acquisition.”

Air China and China Sales Group mark 20 years of inflight partnership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

CHINA/FRANCE. Air China and China Sales Group marked the 20th anniversary of their partnership by hosting business partners at a superb event in Paris.

Louis Dambrine to head LS travel retail ASPAC's Hong Kong operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

HONG KONG. LS travel retail ASPAC has named Louis Dambrine as its new General Manager for Hong Kong, with the move effective from next January.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Kai Tak's retail rebirth; Lotte looms large in Seoul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we examine two very different but equally exciting retail propositions - and settings. Martin Moodie visits make a nostalgic return to Hong Kong's old airport Kai Tak where he discovers a very different type of transport, and retail, facility. And in Seoul, Melody Ng examines Lotte Duty Free's towering achievements at the vast Lotte World Mall.

‘China’s Century’ conference set to take place in Shanghai in March 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

CHINA. The ‘China’s Century’ conference, organised by TFWA and APTRA, will be held 10-12 March 2015 in the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai, China.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders Chinese-themed food stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for three concessions in the East Hall offering Chinese food & delicatessen items.

Hong Kong International posts solid growth in September passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong Airport climbed by +4.8% year-on-year in September, with strong increases from North Asia and North America.

Sunrise Duty Free unveils new Virtual Mall at 15th birthday gala

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

CHINA. Sunrise Duty Free has unveiled one of travel retail’s most innovative and ambitious e-commerce initiatives during its magnificent 15th anniversary celebrations.

Speaker line-up for third China Travel Retail Summit announced

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

CHINA. Key speakers include Dubai Duty Free President George Horan and Incheon International Airport Corporation Director of Concession 1 Team Sang Joon Ahn.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

King Power Group (HK) and Sky Connection/Shilla jv set for November start in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

CHINA (MACAU). The two-operator model is set to begin operation at Macau International Airport next month.

Belardini, Boyer, Crotti, Piovesana in, Rendek out as Dufry seeks to avoid disruption in Nuance integration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a move to minimise business disruption, Dufry Group has announced a stage one organisational structure following last month's completed acquistion of rival The Nuance Group.

Global Blue anticipates tax free sales surge as Chinese Golden Week begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UK. Tax refund company Global Blue recorded a +35% year-on-year increase in tax free spend from Chinese travellers in the UK during the holiday in 2013.

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport hosts National Music & Culture Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

CHINA. The event coinciding with the Golden Week holiday period comprises daily cultural performances and promotions from airport tenants.

Paris airport stores receive China outbound tourism quality certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

FRANCE. Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire is the first European operator to receive the China Outbound Tourism Quality Service Supplier certification.