Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 10 February 2016


Brisbane Airport issues RFP for Domestic Terminal advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is seeking proposals from media companies for advertising in the southern end of its Domestic Terminal Building.

China Duty Free Group reveals plans for third Cambodian store amid tourism surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group (CDFG) says its third off-airport store in Cambodia will offer a much expanded range of brands and categories, and cater to a more diversified consumer base, than its first two stores in the country. The Phnom Penh Duty Free Shop will open in August at the Naga World Casino in the capital. It follows the recent opening of a 450sq m store in Sihanoukville; its first store in Siem Reap province opened just over a year ago.

Paul & Shark opens first boutique in South Korea with Lotte Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

South Korea debut: the Italian lifestyle brand's store at Incheon International Airport officially opened on 16 December 2015 in partnership with Lotte Duty Free.

Brisbane Airport raises glasses to celebrate the promise of 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport hosted 400 business partners to a Raise Glasses function on 4 February to profile a strong 2016 and celebrate its 2015 achievements.

Sydney Airport reveals premium food and dining brands for T1 City View

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport will feature a Wolfgang Puck bistro among five premium dining brands just announced for its T1 City View precinct.

Ever Rich kicks off Chinese New Year festivities at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

TAIWAN. The retailer is embracing the festive Chinese New Year spirit with a series of promotions and engaging events at Taoyuan International.

HKIA unveils retail & catering offer for Midfield Concourse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HONG KONG. “The Midfield Concourse will be able to serve an additional 10 million annual passengers in order to meet the increasing passenger volume at HKIA,” says Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director, Commercial Cissy Chan. “We are proud to offer extended retail and catering options throughout the concourse."

Incheon Airport plots duty free tenders for T2; confirms SkyTeam carriers move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) is planning to issue its Request for Proposals for the duty free concession at the new Terminal 2 in August or September, and bidders will then have at least 60 days to prepare their submissions. In an important related development, IIAC has confirmed that Delta, KLM and Air France will join Korean Air as airline tenants at the new terminal.

Lotte Duty Free confirms major new downtown store opening in Osaka

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

JAPAN. South Korean travel retailer Lotte Duty Free will open a 4,400sq m downtown duty free shop next year in Osaka's Namba district.

Rotary Watches opens its first stand alone boutique in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

The 20sq m outlet, in Guangdong Province's Foshan City, extends Rotary’s footprint in China where it has opened 24 shop-in-shops since last summer.

The Body Shop opens store with King Power International in Thailand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

The 12sq m store at King Power International Group's downtown duty free complex targets Chinese shoppers and offers products exclusive to travel retail.

Ever Rich adds Kate Spade and MCM to fashion offer at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

TAIWAN. Two MCM outlets and a Kate Spade store join Ever Rich Duty Free Shop’s fashion offer at Taoyuan International Airport.

South Korea introduces tax refund scheme for overseas visitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The government's move to introduce instant tax refunds on certain goods for tourists prompts mixed reactions in South Korea's duty free community.

Sydney Airport combines digital and decorations for Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Digital game hosted on new WeChat channel gives passengers the chance to win shopping vouchers to spend at Heinemann’s tax and duty free store.

Hong Kong Airlines’ delight at capturing ISPY Airline of the Year award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

HONG KONG. Professional training initiatives and the introduction of a Brand Ambassador scheme helped airline scoop one of the top prizes at ISPY2016.

Hyderabad airport launches movie download service for onboard viewing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

INDIA. Passengers can now download movies in three minutes at the airport to watch during their flights using an entertainment Wi-Fi hotspot.

Shilla IPark Duty Free targets US$1 billion in sales within five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The new Shilla IPark Duty Free will hit US$500 million in first-year sales and US$1 billion in annual sales within five years, says the company.

Accolade Wines brings category stage promotion to Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

Accolade Wines brands Hardys, Grant Burge and Houghton are taking centre stage in a two-month promotion with Heinemann at Sydney Airport.

Calls grow for reform of Korean duty free downtown licensing system as high-profile policy seminar takes place

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. Leading academics and tourism officials joined calls for urgent reform of the downtown duty free licensing system at a policy seminar in Seoul.

Lotte Duty Free plans big extension in Seoul and more Japanese stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. As leading travel retailer Lotte Duty Free reveals sales of US$3.9 billion in 2015, the company says it is planning a fresh wave of store investment.

Furla partners with Heinemann Asia to open Sydney Airport store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

The Italian leathergoods brand has strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening of a 40sq m store at Sydney International Airport.

Hyderabad International adds Tommy Hilfiger store to fashion offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

INDIA. Airport outlet will feature a range of fashion apparels and smart casuals “based on current fashion trends” as well as seasonal collections.

Sydney Airport adds Tiffany & Co. to new T1 luxury retail line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has announced an Australian airport first, with jeweller Tiffany & Co. confirmed among the big names in the T1 luxury precinct.

UK handed tax free spending boost as Chinese continue to travel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UK/CHINA. Millennials with rising income are driving a growing appetite for luxury goods and travel experiences, according to Global Blue research.

China Duty Free Group hails changes to China's offshore duty free policy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/01/16

CHINA. China Duty Free Group offers a ringing endorsement of changes to the offshore duty free policy on Hainan Island, which take effect from today (1 February).

Bacardi GTR in major category initiative with ARI at Auckland International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Aer Rianta International have partnered at Auckland Airport in a major shopper activation to drive footfall through three key brands.

Duty free contracts at Bandaranaike International set for tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

SRI LANKA. Five year contracts will be awarded for stores in both arrivals and departures with the government making big changes to the selection process.

Offshore duty free allowances set to double as Hainan business soars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

CHINA. As duty free sales on Hainan Island hit US$842 million in 2015, new offshore duty free policies will lift commercial opportunities still further.

Hong Kong International launches Chinese New Year promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

HONG KONG. Cash coupons, interactive games and music performances are among the highlights of the airport’s festive activities celebrating Year of the Monkey.

Korean government to review downtown duty free licensing system, say reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. The Korean government is set to review its controversial downtown duty free licensing system, say local reports.

Changi Airport posts all-time record for passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport hit a new annual high for passenger traffic of 55.4 million. There were strong gains in 2015 on routes to Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Delhi Duty Free launches month-long malt whisky festival

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/16

Delhi Duty Free launches Japanese malts as part of the celebrations, with daily activities, demonstrations and promotional offers also featuring.

UK benefits from +37% year-on-year increase in Chinese tourists in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/16

UK. Spend was up +4% in the first nine months of 2015 to £435 million, with Chinese visitors spending £2,688 a head on average, according to VisitBritain.

Changi Airport hits new peak of S$2.2 billion in concession sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

SINGAPORE. Singapore Changi Airport posted a record S$2.2 billion (US$1.53 billion) in concession sales in 2015, a sharp rise of +8% compared to a year earlier.

Lotte Duty Free World Tower captures leading design awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. The retail environment at the ambitious Lotte Duty Free World Tower has been awarded three leading design awards in the USA.

Lotte Duty Free gets set to defend Seoul Gimpo Airport concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free vows to defend its important Seoul Gimpo concession while reviewing whether to bid on Busan opportunity.

oOh! campaign highlights trauma of Australia’s Walking Wounded

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

AUSTRALIA. A striking campaign across airport, retail and other networks draws attention to the plight of Australian soldiers returning from war.

WalkerHill's Mikyong Kwon moves to Doosan Doota Duty Free in key post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. Doosan Corporation names former WalkerHill Senior Vice President/Head of Duty Free Division Mikyong Kwon to a key duty free role.

World first as DFS receives prestigious whisky accreditation at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

SINGAPORE. DFS to expand its whisky training programme after acclaimed Changi operation receives The Whisky Ambassador’s Venue Accreditation.

‘Changi Millionaire’ is crowned as promotion attracts two million entries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/01/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group reveals 'Changi Milllionaire' winner and says the campaign attracted a staggering two million entries.

Chinese outbound tourism to reach 200 million mark by 2020, predicts report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. CLSA says the outlook for Chinese travel remains “stellar” but growth will slow significantly over the next five years, particularly to Hong Kong.

Chinese travellers’ overseas retail spend hits US$229 billion in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. China’s outbound tourists spent US$229 billion on shopping in 2015, amid shifts in the mix of key destinations, according to research company GfK.

Japan’s Transcosmos taps into online shopping surge in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA/JAPAN. E-commerce service provider Transcosmos has opened a shopping portal aimed at Chinese consumers seeking Japanese products.

Pernod Ricard targets Asia Pacific with Jacob’s Creek Expedition range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

The travel exclusive range of three premium red wines will feature in major promotions in airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Shanghai's two airports handle 99 million passengers in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. As work begins on Shanghai Pudong's US$3.1 billion third terminal, Shanghai Airport Authority reveals sharp growth in passenger traffic in 2015.

Tokyo Narita Airport to open duty free pick-up counters on 28 January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

JAPAN. Pick-up counters in all three terminals will service departing customers who have shopped at the downtown Japan Duty Free Ginza.

Tous makes Asian travel retail debut with Shanghai Hongqiao store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

The jewellery and accessories brand has opened its first airport store in Asia, at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. The 75sq m space is located in Terminal 2.

Changi Airport Group invites bids for speciality stores in T1 and T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is inviting potential partners to bid on two speciality retail concessions at Singapore Changi Airport terminals 1 and 2.

Hudsons Coffee and Coopers Alehouse now open at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia-operated joint venue brings number of outlets in its portfolio across Australian airports to 28.

Metro Melbourne rolls out award-winning campaign to Denver

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

AUSTRALIA/USA. Metro Trains Melbourne has launched its 'Dumb Ways to Die' safety campaign on Denver trains, tapping into the popularity of the video and gaming app.