Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 23 December 2014

AFRICA

'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.

Tourvest Inflight Retail Services hosts crew awards and training event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest’s Ambassador and Sales Person Awards taught valuable inflight retailing skills and offered prizes worth a total of US$6,000.

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.

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.

Capi kicks off promotional campaign for YotaPhone 2 at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/14

Promotional activities for YotaPhone 2 - hailed as the world’s first smartphone with two faces - began on 3 December and will continue across Europe and South Africa.

Tourvest organises career day to help 12th graders prepare for work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/14

SOUTH AFRICA. As part of its CSR programme for 2014, Tourvest held a career day for Grade 12 learners attending Afrika Tikkun’s centre of excellence.

Frank O’Connell: Research and impact studies among World Council priorities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Developing a body of research and compiling a study on travel retail's economic impact are early priorities for the Duty Free World Council.

IDFS Morocco invests in new store on 25th anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/14

MOROCCO. IDFS Morocco celebrates landmark with refurbishments and rebranding to strengthen the company and the brand for travellers.

Tourvest aims to take true destination retailing to the world

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Neil Austen, the New Business Manager of Tourvest Destination Retail, talks about taking the South African company’s finely honed skill in destination retail to the world.

Duty Free World Council to explore creation of an industry Academy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council is to explore the establishment of a Duty Free and Travel Retail Academy to promote industry education and training.

Ebola task force speaks out as Australia and Canada issue travel restrictions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The travel and transport task force has restated support for the World Health Organization’s policy against measures restricting travel.

Dufry maintains revenue and EBITDA growth momentum in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group’s turnover climbed by +9% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2014 (+12.4% at constant exchange rates) to CHF2,930.9 million (US$3 billion). The increase came through a combination of organic growth and the consolidation of Nuance since September. CEO Julián Díaz said: “2014 has been a year of many challenges and great achievements. Having executed well in many of the projects, we now focus our efforts on the integration and generation of synergies in the Nuance acquisition.”

Flemingo targets US$1 billion in sales by 2015; looks ahead to IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Emerging markets specialist travel retailer Flemingo International says it is on track to hit its target of US$2 billion in sales by 2020.

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services retains Kenya Airways concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

KENYA. Tourvest In-flight Retail Services has retained the contract to manage inflight duty free sales for Kenya Airways, following a competitive tender.

Dufry to sign Nairobi concession as final legal obstacle is cleared

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. The national airports authority has confirmed that it will sign a contract with Dufry after a late legal challenge from Suzan General Trading was dismissed.

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

UPDATED: Dufry signs Jomo Kenyatta International Airport concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. As anticipated this morning, Dufry has signed the concession with Kenya Airports Authority to operate over 750sq m of space at the new Terminal 1A.

ACSA issues commercial tenders at George and Bram Fischer airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is seeking operators for speciality retail and food & beverage outlets at the two regional airports this month.

'We see downside risk to tourism and therefore to travel retail' – analyst's warning underlines Ebola threat

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Ebola, a mounting human tragedy, also looms as a huge concern for travel retail. UPDATED story.

ATÜ, Gebr Heinemann and Hamila win Tunisian duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

TUNISIA. A powerful partnership between ATÜ Duty Free, Gebr Heinemann and Hamila Duty Free pulls off a major contract coup ahead of tough competition.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

Flemingo attracts further backing as Samena Capital invests

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UAE. The retailer adds to its existing weighty private equity backing with a new investment from regionally focussed firm Samena Capital.

Dufry wins duty free master concession at Jomo Kenyatta Airport T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

KENYA. Dufry Group overcame appeals from two rival bidders to reach the award in the new tender, which follows an annulled initial tender and award to Nuance.

Tourvest Inflight Retail Services rewards cabin crew with TASPA programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

SOUTH AFRICA. The international Tourvest Ambassadors and Sales Person Award (TASPA) event is set to take place in Johannesburg in early November.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

The Moodie Online Interview: Tourvest aims to go from good to G.R.E.A.T.

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Martin Moodie speaks to Tourvest In-flight Retail Services CEO Clive Jones about the opportunities, challenges and shortcomings of inflight retail.

Distell posts double-digit revenue growth as sales volumes grow +3.1%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

Revenue for 2014 rose by +12.8% to R17.7 billion (US$1.65 billion) in “a climate of persistently tough trading conditions”, said the South African drinks producer.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

WHO declares deadly Ebola virus an international health emergency

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency.

Flemingo International seeks General Manager for Morocco operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

MOROCCO. Flemingo International is seeking a General Manager for its Moroccan operations through the popular Moodie Jobs service.

Giorgio Armani Beauty continues to advance in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

L’Oréal Luxe has opened a number of new airport doors for its Giorgio Armani Beauty and Armani/Privé collections, with more to follow by the end of 2014.

Airports Company South Africa issues O.R. Tambo and Cape Town tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report; South African Press Association - 14/07/14

SOUTH AFRICA. RFPs have been issued for 21 speciality stores at O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg as a major tender process is launched in Cape Town.

Tourvest celebrates Mandela Day by assisting home reconstruction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest representatives will head to South Africa’s Alexandra township to help rebuild ten homes for selected community members this week.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to finance Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will be used to help finance the Nuance acquisition.

Nairobi Airport seeks new bids for T4 duty free master concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

KENYA. An end may be in sight to the long-running tender saga as Kenya Airports Authority issues revised tender documents and bid deadline.

Inflight retailer Dutyfly Solutions names new management team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

FRANCE. Inflight retailer DutyFly Solutions has named Philippe Le Goff as Managing Director, while Baptiste Duguit is appointed Sales and Marketing Director.

CBX and IDFS complete initial phases of Casablanca renovation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/14

MOROCCO. IDFS has embarked on an ambitious renovation of its Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport stores, in partnership with CBX.

Dwell time, choice and value key to driving commercial, says DKMA survey

Source: DKMA - 22/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The DKMA Airport Retail and F&B survey of 15 locations outlined four key areas that airports should address to grow their retail and F&B revenues.

International visitor spending increases +5% and exceeds long term trend in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 of US$1.4 trillion.

Tourvest inflight retail division renamed amid management reshuffle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Duty Free becomes Tourvest In-flight Retail Services as company announces several management appointments

MEADFA and TFWA confirm dates and venue for 2014 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association conference will take place at Dubai’s Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on 24-25 November.

DFNI charity dinner raises funds for ABC Trust orphanage project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The publisher said it raised £100,400 for the charity, on the night that it also revealed the winners of the DFNI Global Awards.

South Africa's airports spotlight award winning Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Distell has partnered Big Five Duty Free to promote Bain’s Cape Mountain at Cape Town International and OR Tambo International airports this month.

Egyptair Duty Free Shops win Hurghada T2 duty free auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

EGYPT. Egyptair Duty Free Shops has captured the duty free concession at Hurghada International Airport's new T2, following a competitive auction today.

SSP captures Hurghada Airport food & beverage concession after auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

EGYPT. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has captured the main food & beverage concession at Hurghada Airport, which was tendered via an auction today.

Distell maintains duty free drive with major channel investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

South African spirits and wine producer Distell is investing behind its travel retail presence, says Managing Director Global Duty Free & Travel Retail Marius Fouché.

Cape Town International Airport prepares to issue airside commercial tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is preparing to issue airside speciality retail and food & beverage tenders at Cape Town International.

Dufry posts +7.8% rise in EBITDA for 2013; revenue increases by +13.3%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Despite a heavy increase in Brazillian concession costs, Dufry maintains solid profits growth. Read on for full results.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.