Source: ©Air4Casts;The Moodie Report - 30/11/15
INTERNATIONAL Terrorism not only pays a terrible toll on those involved in attacks but the knock-on effect to tourism and employment can be catastrophic.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15
SOUTH KOREA. Up, down, buoyant. In three words that's a summary of the state of the tourism sector for October pertaining to the trio of nationalities, Chinese, Japanese and Korean that underpin the world's biggest duty free market. The dark days of MERS now seem a long way off as the critical Chinese market surges again. We present the latest figures from the Korea Tourism Organization.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/15
INTERNATIONAL. Travel retailers around the world are counting the cost – negative or positive – of recent terrorist incidents and political crises. Egypt, Turkey and Tunisia have suffered dramatic declines and Paris is hurting badly from the recent atrocities. Israel, on the other hand, is set for a prolonged Russian tourism boom. Air4Casts presents timely analysis on the implications for Turkish travel retail.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15
INTERNATIONAL. World Travel & Tourism Council says forecast is “strong” despite numerous challenges but slightly down on projections at the start of the year as domestic spending weakens. The sector’s total contribution to the world economy in 2015 will be US$7.8 trillion, supporting 284 million jobs globally.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15
UAE. Agreements with TCA Abu Dhabi and Miral will see close collaboration in key strategic areas with the aim of boosting the emirate’s image “exponentially”.
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.
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.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15
SOUTH KOREA. For years a +4.8% year-on-year rise in monthly Chinese visitor arrivals would have been bad news. In 2015 it's cause for celebration.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15
BRAZIL. Air4Casts says air travel is not driven by economic growth, despite perceived wisdom to the contrary, in its latest analysis.
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.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15
INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +4% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15
SOUTH KOREA. It was short and sharp. And very, very nasty. The latest tourism figures underline the dramatic MERS-related slump in Chinese visitors during June and July.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/15
GUAM. The decline in Japanese visitors eases despite a continued weak Japanese Yen, while solid growth in Korean and Chinese visitors buoys travel retail.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15
USA (HAWAII). The small but growing Chinese market continues to offer cause for optimism in Hawaii's tourism community. But Japanese arrivals fall again.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15
INTERNATIONAL. Plenty of positives from the latest tourism figures, notably Northern Hemisphere holiday period numbers - the best since the pre-crisis year of 2007.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15
SOUTH KOREA. Like a runaway train suddenly going into sharp reverse, Chinese visitor numbers for June confirm the crippling travel retail impact of MERS.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15
USA (HAWAII). May was an improved month for Japanese visitor numbers but spending, though improved, maintained the 2015 trend of being down year-on-year.
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.
Source: Korea Tourism Organization; Air4Casts - 06/07/15
SOUTH KOREA. June passenger statistics for Korean airports from respected UK aviation analysts Air4Casts underline the dramatic impact of MERS.
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.
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.
Source: Bloomberg Business; The Moodie Report - 10/06/15
SOUTH KOREA. Travel retailers expect a sharp fall in June sales as the spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome hits visitor numbers from China. UPDATED STORY.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15
ASIA PACIFIC. Buoyed by the weak Yen, Japan's inbound tourism sector posts a startling +43.7% year-on-year rise in arrivals for the first quarter.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15
UK. The survey found local currency and perfume/deodorant to be top priorities for UK travellers, well ahead of travel plugs, books and international debit cards.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15
USA (HAWAII). The Dollar hits ¥123.13, its highest level against the Yen since July 2007 – bad news for DFS and other Japanese-focused retailers.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15
CANADA. The government of Canada has pledged its support for a major new tourism campaign, titled ‘Connecting America’, to attract more American visitors to Canada.
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.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15
CHINA. Retailers in Hong Kong, already reeling from a severe downturn in Chinese spending, are dealt a further blow following new government restrictions on Mainland visitors.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15
INTERNATIONAL. Exports from international tourism hit US$1.5 trillion in 2014 – up +7.1% – with China maintaining its ranking as the world’s top spender.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15
SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group and Singapore Tourism Board have announced a S$35 million (US$25.8 million) joint investment plan to boost visitor numbers.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15
SOUTH KOREA. One in two arrivals to South Korea in February was from China, confirming the extraordinary momentum and scale of the Chinese visitor wave.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15
SINGAPORE. The Naturally New Zealand exhibition features a Hobbit Hole set display and other memorabilia from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15
INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15
ASIA. PATA is now offering the China Ready & Accredited Program, designed to help members more effectively target high-yield mainland Chinese travellers.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15
RUSSIA. Russian spend on tax free shopping dropped by -33% in Q4 2014 while Chinese spending continued to grow, says tax refund company Global Blue.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15
SOUTH KOREA. The licences will be available to all retailers, including the industry giants, newcomers and small and medium enterprises.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15
UK. Tax free spending by Chinese and Middle Eastern visitors increased in 2014 but growth was offset by a decline in Russian and Thai spend, says Global Blue.
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.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/14
SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitor arrivals rocketed by +66.7% year-on-year in November, following a +57.3% increase in October.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14
INTERNATIONAL. The UN World Tourism Organization expects global tourist numbers to reach 1.1 billion after growth of +4.7% to the end of October.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14
UK. Shopping spend by international visitors declined by -4% in the first 11 months of the year, based on tax refund calculations by Global Blue.
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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14
JAPAN. The redrawing of Japan’s travel retail market continues as 7-Eleven becomes the first convenience store offering tax free sales to tourists.