Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 04/03/14
INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers spent +20% more on tax free shopping year-on-year in 2013, and Russians +13% more, according to tax refund group Global Blue.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/03/14
UAE. Etihad Airways today revealed record financial results for 2013, and announced the creation of the Etihad Aviation Group to aid its continued expansion.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 26/02/14
QATAR. The organization voices support as Qatar launches a new tourism strategy ahead of the opening of the new Hamad International Airport.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 19/02/14
UK. According to Global Blue, Middle Eastern and Chinese shoppers took the largest share of tax free spend, with strong growth from Thailand and Malaysia.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 12/02/14
CANADA. McArthurGlen Group says that a new outlet centre adjacent to Vancouver Airport will attract many of the travellers who use the airport annually.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 07/02/14
INDIA. The government's plan to introduce visas on arrival for visitors from all but eight countries represents a "golden opportunity" for travel retailers in India.
Source: The Korea Herald; ŠThe Moodie Report - 06/02/14
SOUTH KOREA. A new tourism hub called Dream Island will soon be built on Yeongjong Island close to Incheon city, ten minutes from the Korean gateway.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 06/02/14
SOUTH AFRICA. Leading tourism to travel retail company Tourvest has appointed Judi Nwokedi as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 04/02/14
IRELAND. The low-cost carrier blamed its third-quarter loss on a fall in the average price of fares and the weakness of the Pound against the Euro.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 31/01/14
INTERNATIONAL. Six of the top ten global city destinations for international tourists were in Asia in 2012, according to the research company.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 27/01/14
INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers posted +13.5% growth in tax free shopping expenditure in Q4 2013, according to tax refund company Global Blue.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 24/01/14
INTERNATIONAL. The technology will eventually lead to improved sales as restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels are simplified, says ETRC.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/01/14
SOUTH KOREA.New group tour regulations may have slowed Chinese arrivals, but with growth at +35.2% for November and +53.4% for the year to date, no-ones complaining.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 20/01/14
INTERNATIONAL. Tourist arrivals worldwide grew by +5% in 2013, reaching a record 1.087 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Asia Pacific and Europe boosted the figures by posting above-average growth rates. For 2014, UNWTO forecasts +4% to +4.5% growth above the long term projections of +3.8% to 2020.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/01/14
UK. Shoppers from China accounted for 23% of tax-free shopping in the UK during the month, with overall tax-free spend up by +40% year-on-year.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report China* - 13/01/14
CHINA. DFS Group and King Power (Thailand) are the first travel retailers to receive the important new Chinese Outbound Tourism Quality Service certification.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/01/14
SOUTH KOREA. The Korea Tourism Organization forecasts +20% growth after the introduction of a visa-waiver programme for Russian visitors.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/12/13
INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +5% in the first nine months of the year, to reach a record 845 million worldwide, according to UNWTO.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 28/11/13
SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitors grew by +22.5% year-on-year rise in October, slowed from previous months by new Chinese group tour regulations.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 28/11/13
USA (HAWAII). A small increase in Japanese visitor arrivals in September was offset by reduced daily spend, driven by a weaker Yen and shorter stays.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 22/11/13
CHINA. New outbound group travel regulations introduced on 1 October are having a sharply negative impact on visitor arrivals at key Chinese tourist destinations.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 19/11/13
INTERNATIONAL. Analysis of global visa requirements finds dramatic improvements over past five years, with Asia Pacific the most accessible region overall.
Source: Yonhap News Agency - 27/10/13
SOUTH KOREA. Chinese nationals were the leading nationality for duty free sales in Korea in the first seven months, overtaking Koreans for the first time.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 17/10/13
INTERNATIONAL. Tourist numbers climbed by +5% year-on-year in the first eight months of 2013, led by demand in emerging markets, UNWTO reports.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 24/09/13
SOUTH KOREA. South Korean travel retail is undergoing a ground shift as the balance shifts from long-time dominant force, the Japanese, to the Chinese.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 09/09/13
SOUTH KOREA. The PATA Hub City Forum underlined the vital role of tourism, Chinese travellers and duty free in South Korea's economy.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 02/09/13
USA (HAWAII)). Arrivals from Japan dropped -2.9% in July, but South Korean numbers rose encouragingly, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 26/08/13
INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by an above-average +5% during the first half of 2013, the UNWTO reports in its latest Tourism Barometer.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 22/08/13
INTERNATIONAL. China consolidated its position as the number one nation of global shoppers in the second quarter of 2013, according to data from Global Blue.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 22/08/13
SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitors represent over one in every two arrivals to South Korea, up from just 16.6% in 2007, latest Korea Tourism Organization figures show.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/08/13
ASIA PACIFIC. Asia Pacific international visitor arrivals grew by over +8% in the first half of the year, meaning the region is set to hit an all-time high in 2013.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/08/13
NEW ZEALAND. The two parties are seeking to take advantage of China Airlines decision to boost capacity on its Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland route during the summer.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 12/08/13
HAWAII. The weakened Yen led to shorter stays and reduced spending by Japanese visitors in June, offsetting a +3.1% rise in arrivals.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 30/07/13
US. Chinese travellers contributed US$9.2 billion to U.S. inbound tourism revenue in 2012, new figures reveal, as simplified visa rules drive growth in visitor numbers.
Source: China Travel Daily; The Moodie Report China - 25/07/13
CHINA/EUROPE. The EU is planning more flexible visa rules to encourage Chinese tourists to visit Europe, says an EU Commission Vice President.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 24/07/13
INTERNATIONAL. Tax refund services company Global Blue has released its analysis into the spending of the worlds ten biggest travelling shopper nations.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 23/07/13
INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +4.3% in the first four months of 2013 to reach 298 million, the UN World Tourism Organisation reports.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 12/07/13
HAWAII. Daily shopping by Japanese visitors dropped to US$82 a person for the five months to the end of May, as the devalued Yen hits US Dollar destinations.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 26/06/13
ASIA PACIFIC. Myanmar, India, Indonesia and the Philippines are leading the region in the latest MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/06/13
THAILAND. The Moodie Report reports on a 'China Boot Camp' aimed at aiding companies in travel and tourism to connect with the new Chinese tourist.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report, Focus Taiwan - 12/06/13
TAIWAN. A leading politician says the move towards duty free status would boost the Kinmen Islands tourism potential and aid the local economy.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 25/05/13
SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitor numbers shot up by +50.9% in April, offsetting a sharp -32.02% reduction in Japanese arrivals.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 23/05/13
ASIA PACIFIC. The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has released bullish forecasts for tourism arrivals and spend for 2013-2017.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 16/05/13
INTERNATIONAL. The United Nations World Tourism Organization recorded healthy growth in tourism receipts across both advanced and emerging economies.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/05/13
SINGAPORE. DFS Group unveils a new travel guidebook featuring places to visit and shopping promotions for visitors to Singapore, Hong Kong and Hawaii.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 30/04/13
USA (HAWAII). Arrivals from Japan increased by +4.3% in March but a softening Yen had a clear impact on spending patterns, including shopping.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 23/04/13
SOUTH KOREA. We present the latest numbers in a preview of a major Korean report to be published in the May issue of The Moodie Report Print Edition.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 22/04/13
NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport partners Chinas leading social media website to promote New Zealand tourism related businesses and air services to an audience of over 500 million.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 04/04/13
CHINA. Travellers from China spent a record US$102 billion on international tourism in 2012, according to the UN World Tourism Organization.
Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 26/03/13
CHINA. A new government strategy to support tourism development should help drive outbound travel and tourism among Chinese nationals, says the UNWTO.