Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 21 December 2014


DFS Group announces entry to Cambodia with T Galleria store in Siem Reap

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

CAMBODIA. DFS Group today announced its entry into Cambodia, with plans to open a T Galleria by DFS store in Siem Reap, close to the heritage site of Angkor Wat, in early 2016. DFS Group Chairman and CEO Philippe Schaus says: “Coming to Cambodia is a momentous occasion for DFS and we are honoured to be able to contribute to its allure as one of the world’s most desirable travel destinations."

'Remarkable results': UNWTO predicts record international tourism in 2014

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.

Auckland Airport welcomes Saben pop-up at international terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

NEW ZEALAND. Saben has opened its first retail pop-up store at Auckland Airport, offering a range of handcrafted leather handbags and accessories.

Brisbane Airport's US$37.5 million terminal facelift takes shape

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport has marked a milestone in its International Terminal revamp with the opening of several new stores, including JR/Duty Free last week.

Incheon International Airport food & beverage tender draws heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The food & beverage tender at Incheon International Airport closes on 26 December with the evaluation process beginning soon afterwards.

Tender interest rises as Incheon Airport hits all-time duty free sales high

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport is on course to race past the US$2 billion mark in duty free sales in 2014 after reaching an all-time annual high.

ACI Asia-Pacific airports post +7.3% increase in October passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific rose by +7.3% in October while the Middle East posted a +7.6% increase for the month, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

DFS Group and Hermès Parfums strengthen relationship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

DFS has created a dedicated counter for Hermès fragrances at Hong Kong International, and is rolling out the Hermès Le Bain collection at selected T Gallerias.

JR/Duty Free officially opens new Brisbane Airport Departures store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport has marked a major milestone in its International Terminal redevelopment with the official opening of JR/Duty Free’s impressive Departures store - described by Brisbane Airport CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe as "the jewel in the crown of the project". The Moodie Report’s Peter Dowling was the sole travel retail media representative at the event.

Kempegowda International Airport celebrates Season of Smiles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Limited has begun a month-long campaign of promotions, performances and activities for the holiday season.

Hong Kong International maintains robust passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport maintained its healthy traffic growth in November, handling 5.1 million passengers, up by +5.4% year-on-year.

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.

Picture Gallery: King Power International marks 25th anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

THAILAND. The Moodie Report presents a special Picture Gallery of a spectacular and memorable evening in Bangkok for one of the world's leading travel retailers.

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.

Jim Beam Single Barrel marks global travel retail launch at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

The new ultra-premium bourbon is available for the first time outside the US at the DFS departures store at Auckland Airport for an exclusive two-month period.

Australia Pacific Airports Corporation CEO Chris Woodruff to resign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Woodruff will resign from the company, which owns and operates Melbourne and Launceston airports, by no later than 30 June 2015.

Heinemann offers purchase rewards to Etihad loyalty scheme members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Members of Etihad Guest can earn points on purchases at Heinemann Duty Free stores in Europe, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.

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.

Delhi Duty Free launches Joy of Giving campaign at Delhi Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

INDIA. Delhi Duty Free has launched a month-long campaign, The Joy of Giving, at Indira Gandhi International Airport T3, with over 100 products on promotion.

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.

Etihad Airways assists Operation Smile medical mission in Vietnam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

UAE. ‘The Next Era of Smiles’ was the cleft charity’s largest assignment in Asia and volunteers from Etihad were on hand to help patients during surgery pre–screening sessions.

Narita Airport reveals retail and F&B plans for new Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

JAPAN. Narita Airport has unveiled the detailed commercial plan for its low-cost Terminal 3, which opens in April 2015.

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.

Changi breaks new ground for Jewel as it embarks on next level of growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group broke ground last week for Jewel Changi Airport, the massive new world-class lifestyle destination set to open by end of 2018.

Ever Rich opens Disney-themed waiting lounge at Kaohsiung Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop has opened a new waiting lounge at Kaohsiung International Airport based on the Disney animation Stitch.

Incheon Airport to factor in T2 opening in future duty free financials

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. With Incheon Airport's new T2 due to open in 2018, allowance will be made in the main duty free contracts for any traffic dilution from that point.

Safilo partners Hainan Duty Free and DFS in Gucci sunglasses promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

The high-profile pop-up promotion at Haikou Meilan International Airport utilises strong advertising imagery featuring actors Li Bing Bing and James Franco.

Kreol Travel Retail announces distribution agreement with Fonterra

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/14

Kreol Travel Retail has announced that it will distribute Fonterra products, which include Anchor milk powder, in India and selected GCC airport duty free outlets.

DFS Group unveils sixth Masters of Time exhibition in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/12/14

MACAU. DFS this weekend launched its sixth annual Masters of Time, an event that it claims to be the world’s largest retail exhibition of fine watches.

Allen Hong joins Hanwha Galleria in key duty free retail role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The much-respected Allen Hong joins the prominent Daejeon-based department store retailer as Duty Free Retail Division Director.

Brisbane Airport seeks speciality fashion and F&B for Domestic Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation is seeking Expressions of Interest as it begins planning for a redevelopment of the Virgin Australia Domestic Terminal.

Incheon unveils duty free tender; spells out terms and timeline

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The waiting's over. Let battle commence. And what a battle it could be as Incheon International Airport's eagerly anticipated duty free tender is released.

Nuance introduces online pre-order shopping service at Bengaluru

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

INDIA. Nuance India has introduced an online pre-order service for duty free shopping at Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport.

Shanghai Tang Silk Road fragrances set for DFS Group debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

Inter Parfums’ debut Shanghai Tang Silk Road fragrance collection will go on sale with DFS Group for a two-month travel retail exclusive period from January.

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.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Focus on Incheon International duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

INTERNATIONAL Our cover story is dedicated to analysis of the highly anticipated Incheon International Airport duty free tender, released earlier today.

7-Eleven begins tax free shopping service for tourists in Japan

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.

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.

Furla showcases AW14 collection at new Haikou Airport boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

Opened in October in partnership with DFS Group, the 48sq m store follows recent openings at Shenzhen, Chengdu and Haneda international airports.

Perth Airport announces Colin Beckett as new Chairman to the Board

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Colin Beckett will join the Board of Directors in January 2015 and succeed David Crawford as Chairman in March 2015 upon the latter’s retirement.

WH Smith to open two stores at Nadi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

FIJI. WH Smith, in partnership with The Tappoo Group, has been awarded the exclusive contract for news, books and convenience at Nadi International Airport.

D-Day imminent for Incheon International duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Further details have emerged of the licence model for the forthcoming duty free tender at Incheon Airport, likely to be released this week.

Saipan duty free tender ruled out as master concession is assessed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

SAIPAN. Commonwealth Ports Authority rejects open tender for duty free retailing at Saipan Airport but explores two options for the DFS-held master concession.

Airports of Thailand profits slump -25% but duty free performs well

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

THAILAND. A healthy non-aeronautical revenues showing, particularly from King Power International Group's duty free stores, helped alleviate difficult conditions.

India enacts first phase of extended visas on arrival scheme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

INDIA. Visitors from 43 countries can now apply for visas on arrival in a move that could represent a big boost to India’s tourism and travel retail market.

JR/Duty Free opens OPI Nail Bar at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free has opened what it claims to be travel retail's first OPI Nail Bar, offering Express Manicures and Shape and Polish services.

Incheon Airport duty free tender licence details are announced

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. Licence details for Incheon International Airport Corporation's long-awaited duty free tender were announced today by Korea Customs Service.

The Moodie e-Zine: Las Vegas Sands Corp brings magic to Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we speak to the biggest luxury retail landlord in Macau about the next phase of development in one of travel retail's most exciting markets.

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.