Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 17 April 2014


Chinese share of South Korean tourism market doubles in five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Five years ago, Japanese visitors accounted for 41.8% of arrivals to South Korea. That figure has now halved as Chinese tourism booms.

Delhi Duty Free Services sponsors Delhi Daredevils cricket team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

INDIA. The partnership begins with several in-store activities this week and will continue with a big brand presence across the team’s kit and stadium.

Delhi International Airport sets up 'Base Camp' for passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Camping equipment, ruck sacks and waterproof matchsticks will now be available for purchase by domestic and international passengers at Delhi T3.

Mars targets Singapore show with new launches as regional sales surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Mars International Travel Retail will return to TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore armed with category-exclusive ranges, including the M&M's Watch M Collection.

Second airport for Sydney is approved; work to begin in 2016

Source: The Moodie Report; Australian Financial Review - 15/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The government today approved the building of a second international airport for Sydney, with completion expected by the mid-2020s.

Delhi Airport opens third outlet for Happily Unmarried brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. Lifestyle and gifting brand Happily Unmarried has opened its third outlet at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

Delhi Duty Free opens Victoria’s Secret and Armani Jeans at Delhi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. The Delhi Duty Free joint venture has opened the first Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Delhi T3, in addition to an Armani Jeans outlet.

Reuters touts ‘US$1.6 billion’ Sunrise Duty Free as Beijing decision awaited

Source: Reuters, The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

CHINA. A Reuters article, published last week, gives a fascinating insight into the mid-2011 purchase of a controlling stake in privately held Sunrise Duty Free.

Summer start planned for Kansai and Osaka airport privatisation

Source: Nikkei Report; Kyodo News; The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

JAPAN. State-owned New Kansai International Airport Co is expected to auction 40-45 year management concessions for the airports this summer.

China and Taiwan markets drive passenger volumes in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

HONG KONG. March passenger volumes at Hong Kong International climbed by +2.9% year-on-year, with Mainland China and Taiwan the biggest growth markets.

Heinemann spotlights premium Mouton Cadet range in Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Heinemann Asia Pacific have launched a promotion highlighting the Reserve Mouton Cadet range at Singapore Changi Airport.

Macau International Airport opts for two-operator model as it issues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport issues a request for proposals for its duty free concession, opting to select two bidders rather than one. The incumbent is King Power Group (HK).

Chinese tourists lead spending on tax free shopping in Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

A strong appetite for designer brands and UK-made items are driving Chinese spending on tax free shopping in Manchester, according to Global Blue.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

ACT assumes Vice Presidential role on Beijing Association for Quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

CHINA. Reflecting its role in raising industry standards, Beijing Capital International Airport Commercial & Trading Co assumes key role at the Beijing Association for Quality.

DFS starts year strongly in Hong Kong as LVMH posts solid revenue growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH hails an excellent start at DFS Group’s Hong Kong International Airport concessions but notes the impact of the weakened Japanese Yen on sales.

GMR-Megawide consortium wins Mactan Cebu Airport privatisation bid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

PHILIPPINES. The group will more than double passenger capacity and build a separate international terminal at the country's second-biggest airport.

Inflight Sales Group captures Malaysia Airlines onboard duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

MALAYSIA. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has captured the inflight retail concession for Malaysia Airlines, with the first programme set to launch in May.

1Above maintains sales growth with new kiosk at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

1Above opened a newly relocated kiosk at Auckland Airport last week, and sales over the weekend are said to be "in line" with the previous location.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region are projected to surge by +6.5% a year to 670 million in 2018, says the Pacific Asia Travel Association.

Duc d’O introduces new taste and improved luxury bag for its truffles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

The Belgian chocolatier returns to TFWA Asia Pacific aiming to strengthen its market position through pack changes and an addition to its Intense Collection.

Heinemann enters Asian cruise market with launch of Ocean Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

SINGAPORE. Heinemann Asia Pacific has partnered with Singapore Cruise Centre to open two stores at the rapidly growing Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

New terminal, new routes drive Bengaluru Airport traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INDIA. New domestic and international routes and enhanced facilities, including the opening of Terminal 1A last year, helped drive annual traffic at Bangalore.

Nuance targets Hong Kong downtown store; eyes other expansion options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. As it prepares for an IPO, The Nuance Group is plotting several key expansion projects, including a downtown travel retail store in Hong Kong.

Pasco to showcase camcorder sunglasses and charger in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

Electronics company Pasco, which distributes products in travel retail, will showcase its new camcorder sunglasses and portable charger at TFWA Asia Pacific.

SKROSS to present its latest products at TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

The Swiss travel specialist will highlight existing products and introduce the brand’s new POS concept during the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition in Singapore next month.

FORMIA partners with Japan Airlines and renews Austrian Airlines contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Hospitality kits supplier introduces new cosmetics offer for passengers in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class onboard JAL and Austrian Airlines flights.

Hong Kong International calls latest food & beverage tenders in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong is tendering a number of food & beverage spaces in Terminal 1 Arrivals and Departures at Hong Kong International.

Korean duty free shake-up continues as Entas wins Incheon port contract

Source: The Korea Economic Daily; The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Yet another newcomer, Entas Duty Free, enters the fast-changing Korean travel retail market, amid a backdrop of profound legislative changes.

Nuance in exclusive launch of Jack Daniel’s 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Jack Daniel’s 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey, currently exclusive to Asia Pacific duty free, is now available in Nuance Australia's airport stores in Sydney and Melbourne.

Online Republic streamlines airport car rental with new booking website

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

NEW ZEALAND. The website offers one-stop access to car rental requirements under the umbrella and branding of an airport site.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Special Issue: The Nuance Group IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a special issue of The Moodie e-Zine, Nuance President & CEO Roberto Graziani opens up for the first time on the group's planned IPO.

Tokyo Narita Airport reveals Terminal 1 Airport Mall retail line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

JAPAN. Narita Airport has announced most of the 27 new retail tenancies for its refurbished Terminal 1 Airport Mall - with a local flavour predominating.

Macau International Airport boosts dining offer with two new restaurants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

MACAU. Opened in partnership with Future Bright Group, the two restaurants serve Chinese food and international cuisine at departure landside and airside.

Titan focuses on travel retail with new watch collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

Aiming to increase investment in travel retail, Titan will launch a new range of fashion watches for women during next month’s TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore.

Lancôme celebrates International Women’s Day in Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

Last month L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific harnessed flower power to celebrate International Women’s Day – which falls on 8 March.

Organic growth and new concessions spur The Nuance Group in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

SWITZERLAND. Nuance maintained EBITDA despite a fall in turnover, with organic growth and concession gains offsetting business lost in Hong Kong.

Singapore Changi Airport refreshes Changi Rewards programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

SINGAPORE. The revamped loyalty programme features three-tier membership, weekly air tickets giveaways and conversion of points to air miles.

The Royal Brackla 35yo makes travel retail premiere with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

Retailing at US$15,000, The Royal Brackla 35yo highland single malt is available in a limited edition of just 100 bottles exclusively at Singapore Changi Airport.

L’Oréal Travel Retail opens Maison Lancôme at Beijing Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/14

CHINA. L’Oréal Travel Retail has opened a 150sq m Maison Lancôme at Beijing Airport Terminal 3. It is the brand’s biggest and most prominent podium in Asia.

Auckland Airport unveils plans for a 'world class' redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/14

NEW ZEALAND. With its duty free RFP imminent, Auckland Airport releases details of its 30-year vision, including a combined international and domestic terminal..

Changi Airport calls major confectionery tender across all terminals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/14

SINGAPORE Changi Airport has long offered some of the best confectionery stores in travel retail. Now a number of key contracts are up for grabs again.

DFS and Lotte Duty Free return to court in Guam airport dispute

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/14

GUAM. The next stage in DFS Group’s case against Lotte Duty Free and Guam International Airport Authority will be heard on Monday 31 March.

Changi named World’s Best Airport by Skytrax; Hong Kong & Heathrow top dining & shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi repeats last year's success at Skytrax's World Airport Awards, being named the world's top airport. Read on for full results.

DFS launches Loyal T programme as T Galleria lands in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

SINGAPORE. DFS today launched a new global luxury rewards programme – Loyal T – as it celebrated the roll-out of its ‘T Galleria by DFS’ concept in Singapore.

oOh! Media signs major advertising contract with Qantas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

AUSTRALIA. The partnership encompasses Qantas Club and Business lounges across the country, catering for up to 9 million passengers per year.

APTRA launches pilot programme for responsible retail training

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The online training scheme will be tested by selected APTRA retailer members before a wider roll-out across the region in July.

South Korea to consider raising inbound duty free allowance

Source: Korea Times; Yonhap News Agency; The Moodie Report - 26/03/14

SOUTH KOREA. Local reports suggest the government may raise the allowance for the first time in 18 years, offering a big boost to overseas travel retailers.

Asia Pacific airlines post solid growth in February passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Regional airlines handled 19.7 million international passengers in February, a sharp rise on a year earlier aided by Chinese New Year.