Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 02 August 2015

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

Copenhagen Airport taps into Chinese market with charter airline drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will add thousands more Chinese visitors this Autumn after striking a deal with charter carrier Beijing Capital Airlines.

Lagardère Travel Retail H1 revenues dip on disposals and deconsolidation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail sales hit €1,640 million in the first half of 2015, down by -11.4% on a reported basis and up +3.5% like-for-like.

Dufry posts solid H1 turnover and EBITDA growth despite ‘challenging environment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +30.5% year-on-year in H1 2015, despite the challenges of currency and economic difficulties in some markets.

Latest Boeing forecasts underline long-term strength of global aviation market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Boeing has released a 20-year forecast showing strong demand for pilots and technicians, underlining how the airline market is expected to grow.

Hong Kong International Airport posts robust traffic growth in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport posted a +9.1% leap in passenger traffic year-on-year in the first half of 2015, hitting 33.6 million.

JCDecaux partners with Clarins for Hong Kong Airport 3D display

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

HONG KONG. JCDecaux Transport has partnered with Airport Authority Hong Kong and Clarins to deliver the tallest product display yet at Hong Kong International.

Strong passenger growth in Asia Pacific and Middle East for May

Source: ACI Asia-Pacific The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC & MIDDLE EAST. Bangkok Don Muang was the standout airport with +49.6% passenger growth, while Dubai International, Jeju and Busan also starred.

Travel Food Services joins sponsors' line-up for The Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading food & drinks retailer Travel Food Services (TFS) pledges support for this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place on 16-18 September.

SSP wins US$90 million six-year contract at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/07/15

HONG KONG. East meets West as the travel food & drinks specialist secures a key contract in a long-time Asia Pacific airport stronghold.

Alipay.com launches tax refund service for travelling Chinese shoppers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

CHINA. Online payment services provider Alipay.com has partnered with Premier Tax Free to provide a new tax refund service to Chinese shoppers in Europe.

APTRA opens registration for latest series of Insights Seminars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has revealed details of three Insights Seminars to be held in Seoul, Delhi and Hong Kong.

Global airline ancillary revenue leaps +21% in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airline ancillary revenues climbed by +21% year-on-year in 2014 to hit US$38.1 billion, according to aviation industry consultant IdeaWorks.

Hong Kong Airport tenders multiple books store concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport issues another multi-store tender, this time for its key bookstore concession covering ten locations in T1 & T2

Retail and advertising performance buoys Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) retail licences and advertising revenue climbed by +10.8% year-on-year in the 12 months to 31 March.

Ever Rich extends art gallery drive to Taichung and Kaohsiong airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

TAIWAN. Ever Rich has extended its drive to promote the art and culture of Taiwan with new initiatives at Taichung and Kaohsiong international airports.

Sunil Tuli takes expanded role at King Power Group (Hong Kong)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Sunil Tuli, Managing Director (Duty Free and Travel Retail) at King Power Group (Hong Kong), has taken on an expanded role at the company.

BHA hails one-stop shop for Chinese visa processing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. The British Hospitality Association (BHA) hails creation of pilot programme with Belgium aimed at making it easier for Chinese to visit the UK.

CAPA report: Chinese tourism wave focuses on Northeast Asia, Thailand

Source: Centre for Pacific Aviation - 18/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The highly respected CAPA - Centre for Aviation says that the much talked-about Chinese travel boom is not spread evenly across the region.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

Global first as Clé de Cartier collection debuts with T Galleria by DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In a pioneering move, T Galleria by DFS has partnered with Cartier for an exclusive worldwide launch of the Clé de Cartier collection this summer.

Green is go as Nuance receives Hong Kong Airport environmental awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/06/15

HONG KONG. The Nuance Group (HK) has captured 13 awards in the Hong Kong International Airport Environmental Management Recognition Scheme.

Hong Kong International reacts to MERS with checks on South Korean travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International has reacted to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak by screening all inbound passengers from South Korea.

Starboard begins a Golden Era of onboard luxury shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Starboard Cruise Services opens luxury retail space onboard the Golden Era, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises and Chinese travel agency C-trip.

Hengqin Island applies for offshore duty free status: Chinese reports

Source: Macau Business Daily - 10/06/15

CHINA. ‘Offshore duty free’, currently limited to Hainan, may be introduced to Hengqin Island, according to a report in the respected Macau Business Daily.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

CDFG Chairman Peng Hui joins strong Trinity Forum programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

HONG KONG. The driving force behind the retailer's stunning duty free complex at Haitang Bay will boost one of The Trinity Forum's strongest programmes.

T Galleria by DFS unveils beauty concept in Macau & Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

CHINA. First the Macau Galaxy, next Hysan Place in Hong Kong. DFS gears up its specialist beauty offer with a new stand-alone retail concept.

China encourages domestic consumption with import duty cuts

Source: NetEase; The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

CHINA. The government cut import tariffs on a number of luxury goods from 1 June and could reduce the 30% consumption tax to further encourage domestic spend.

Global airline industry profits set to surge in 2015, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. IATA has revised its 2015 outlook to project a US$29.3 billion net profit for airlines worldwide, well ahead of the US$16.4 billion net profit in 2014.

APTRA reveals details of Seoul, New Delhi and Hong Kong seminars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is finalising the programmes for its Insights Seminars in Seoul, New Delhi and Hong Kong.

Hong Kong International tenders luxury boutique spaces in T1 East Hall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for two luxury boutiques in the Terminal 1 East Hall airside at Hong Kong International Airport.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Jihua Park concept provides a new ‘lifestyle destination’ for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

CHINA. A new ‘lifestyle destination’ for Chinese consumers is promised as the Jihua Park retail-to-leisure concept is developed across 35 locations.

Hong Kong International posts new monthly traffic record in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport reported a record-breaking month in April, with passenger volumes climbing by +8.8% year-on-year to 5.8 million.

New study underlines role of social & digital media for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

CHINA. A study conducted this month by m1nd-set underlines the key role that social and digital media play in Chinese travellers’ journeys and shopping decisions.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

TFWA Asia Pacific Conference 2015 examines Asia's untapped potential

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The challenge of staying competitive and relevant in a changing and slowing Asian market was addressed at the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference 2015.

Chinese international passenger traffic to rise +9.3% in second half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

CHINA. Chinese international passenger traffic is set to outpace domestic traffic in the second half of 2015, even as domestic travel continues to underpin demand.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for May 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Stoli Group appoints new duty free distributor to drive China expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

Stoli has named Raylook Trading its exclusive duty free distributor for China, Hong Kong and Macau, as it aims to further grow Stolichnaya in the region.

ARI ‘ahead of schedule’ to double profits, says CEO Jack MacGowan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) and parent DAA have revealed annual results, with ARI profits falling from €29.4 million to €18.1 million year-on-year.

Tmall Global launches duty free pre-pay option for Chinese consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CHINA. Leading e-commerce platform Tmall Global has launched a service that allows Chinese tourists to prepay for their duty free purchases before leaving home.

Hong Kong duty free border business hit by new restrictions on Chinese travel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

HONG KONG. Land border and railway duty free has been hit hard by new government restrictions on Mainland Chinese visitors, introduced on 13 April.

Chinese travel growth to South Korea 'slows' in March to +21.6%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals rose +21.6% year-on-year in March, a marked slowdown from the +32.9% and +58.4% increases in January and February.

Incheon International to create gaming, entertainment and luxury retail complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is to develop an entertainment and luxury retail complex with a US casino operator on airport land.

Hong Kong International passenger traffic climbs sharply in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport posted a strong increase in March and in Q1, buoyed by healthy transfer and transit traffic.

Plaza Premium confirms eight new airport lounge projects amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has confirmed eight new lounge projects for 2015, as it expands its network around the world.

China Airlines raises the quality bar with launch of FORMIA amenity kits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

CHINA. With the aim of improving customer service, China Airlines has partnered FORMIA to supply amenity kits to Premium Economy and Business Class passengers.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.