• DFS recognized for Asia unfolds campaign

    DFS Group has picked up another international accolade with a high profile award from retail design publication VMSD magazine for its Autumn/Winter 2013 ‘Asia Unfolds’ campaign across the company’s T Galleria by DFS stores.

  • Positive klia2 performance boosts MAHB figures

    Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) has reported positive first half performance for 2014 of 41.3 million passengers across its network, representing an 11.8% growth over the same period in 2013.

  • Lotte Duty Free opens nine luxury stores in Guam

    Lotte Duty Free has opened an impressive portfolio of nine luxury boutiques at Guam International Airport, as part of its US$17million refurbishment program to transformbg the airport’s commercial facilities.

  • DFZ gets P&C spots at klia2

    Malaysia’s DFZ Group, owner of the ZON Duty Free, has won two Perfumes and Cosmetics outlet locations in the newly launched klia2 terminal.

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Singapore’s famous street food comes to Changi

Jul 22 | Singapore is well known for its street food, and now travelers no longer have to travel in search of it; they can get it right at the airport. This new food shopping area of hawker stalls is located in Changi Airport’s Terminal 3. more >>

Singapore’s famous street food comes to Changi
 

New opportunities for NAA with Narita expansion

Jul 16 | Growth in inbound tourism from East Asia is leading Japan’s ambitious goal of reaching a target of 20 million visitors by 2020, when the country will host the Olympic Games. more >>

New opportunities for NAA with Narita expansion
 

IATA says worldwide share prices fell in June because of fuel prices

Jul 15 | Jet fuel prices rose 4% in June because of concerns about the conflict in Iraq, and this caused a worldwide 2% drop in airline shares though the FTSE Global All Cap saw an increase of 3% in the same time period. more >>

IATA says worldwide share prices fell in June because of fuel prices
 

Dufry plans to issue EUR 500 million senior notes to help finance purchase of Nuance

Jul 9 | Dufry Group plans to issue EUR 500 million denominated senior notes in order to help the company fund its purchase of The Nuance Group. more >>

Dufry plans to issue EUR 500 million senior notes to help finance purchase of Nuance
 

Dufry to sell 5 million new shares

Jul 9 | Dufry has announced that it will issue and sell 5 million new shares. Rights have been exercised for 3,623,976 new shares to existing stockholders, while 1,376,024 shares not taken up by existing shareholders will be offered to investors in Switzerland and in private placements in certain jurisdictions outside Switzerland in compliance with securities laws. more >>

Dufry to sell 5 million new shares
 

TFWA kicks off its 30th anniversary with a charity run

Jul 8 | The TFWA World Exhibition & Conference will mark its 30th edition this year in Cannes from October 26th to 31st. Special celebrations include a charity run and a birthday reception to be held on the terrace at the front of the Palais des Festivals et Des Congrès, the event’s home since 1986. more >>

TFWA kicks off its 30th anniversary with a charity run
 

brand news

Bacardi’s premium vodka 42 Below in high-profile promotion at DFS

Jul 24 | Over a three-month period, 42 Below, Bacardi’s premium vodka brand, has been the focus of a high-profile promotion at Auckland Airport. Just finishing at the end of July, the promotion has engaged thousands of customers. more >>

Bacardi’s premium vodka 42 Below in high-profile promotion at DFS
 

The 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award’s top Sling Stars have been announced

Jul 24 | In an exciting dead heat between three countries, the top 15 Sling Stars in the 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award has become the top 17. This exciting international contest has grown to 44 participating countries this year, lifting its talented mixologists to global bar stars. more >>

The 2014 Peter F. Heering Sling Award’s top Sling Stars have been announced
 

First batch of TR exclusive 17-year-old Kininvie is released

Jul 24 | The first batch of travel retail exclusive 17-year-old Kininvie has been released at Taipei Taoyuan Airport in partnership with Ever Rich. more >>

First batch of TR exclusive 17-year-old Kininvie is released
 

Mars launches M&Ms Watch promotion

Jul 22 | Mars International Travel Retail (MITR) is following a very successful year of airport activations in 2013 with a fun promotion for 2014. A limited-edition M&Ms watch is being offered as a gift with purchase with every three Maxi M&Ms pouches purchased. more >>

Mars launches M&Ms Watch promotion
 

Giorgio Armani Beauty and Armani/Privé still breaking ground in travel retail

Jul 22 | In the past six months, Giorgio Armani Beauty has opened six new counters in European, Middle Eastern and African travel retail. more >>

Giorgio Armani Beauty and Armani/Privé still breaking ground in travel retail
 

Bentley expands from Asia to the UAE

Jul 22 | After a successful launch in Asia, Bentley products are now available in the UAE. The company’s pipes are handmade by the Royal Dutch Pipe Manufacturer Gubbels. more >>

Bentley expands from Asia to the UAE