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Narita Airport installs vending machines to lift passenger experience

Jul 31 | Tokyo Narita International Airport has installed vending machines in the arrival lobbies that sell prepaid SIM cards for mobile data transmission within Japan. more >>

Narita Airport installs vending machines to lift passenger experience
 

Thai traffic rebound boosts Changi Airport in first half

Jul 31 | Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi edged up 1% in June to 4.7 million – the airport’s busiest month this year. more >>

Thai traffic rebound boosts Changi Airport in first half
 

Global passenger growth stays strong at 6.9%

Jul 23 | Staying true to the trend of the past 12 months, global passenger travel stayed strong in the month of May. International traffic outpaced domestic, at 7.3% vs 6.7% growth, for an average of 6.9% total passenger growth across the board. more >>

Global passenger growth stays strong at 6.9%
 

Registration opens for APTRA Insights Seminars

Jul 21 | Registration is now open for the three Insights Seminars organized by the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) in association with research agencies. more >>

Registration opens for APTRA Insights Seminars
 

SSP to open 11 units in new food court at Hong Kong International Airport

Jul 21 | SSP Hong Kong has been awarded a six-year contract valued at approximately £57 million (US$89 million) to develop and operate 11 new units at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). more >>

SSP to open 11 units in new food court at Hong Kong International Airport
 

LS travel retail Pacific makes a splash with Desigual

Jul 21 | LS travel retail Pacific is poised to debut Spanish fashion brand Desigual in Australian travel retail with two stores set to open later this year. more >>

LS travel retail Pacific makes a splash with Desigual
 

brand news

Coach reimagines animal print in new Wild Beast collection

Jul 31 | US fashion brand Coach is to launch a new lifestyle collection called Wild Beast, following the success of its Coach x Baseman collection, which made its debut last spring. more >>

Coach reimagines animal print in new Wild Beast collection
 

Cointreau Blood Orange debuts in travel retail

Jul 30 | On June 17, Madame Bernadette Langlais, Master Distiller of the La Maison Cointreau, unveiled a new liqueur, Cointreau Blood Orange. more >>

Cointreau Blood Orange debuts in travel retail
 

Distell brand enjoys a winning season

Jul 30 | J.C. Le Roux, a wine in the Distell portfolio, has just been recognized as a South African icon. more >>

Distell brand enjoys a winning season
 

Davidoff Art Initiative announces four artists chosen for global residencies

Jul 30 | The Davidoff Art Initiative (DAI), located in Basel Switzerland, has just announced its residency artists for both Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016. more >>

Davidoff Art Initiative announces four artists chosen for global residencies
 

Mount Gay Distilleries has purchased its historic plantation

Jul 23 | In January 2015, Mount Gay Distilleries acquired a 134-hectare land around its distillery, in the Northern Parish of St Lucy, Barbados. That land is the very same original, 18th Century historical domain once managed by Sir John Gay Alleyne more >>

Mount Gay Distilleries has purchased its historic plantation
 

Penfolds launches new luxury wine exclusively in global travel retail

Jul 23 | Treasury Wines is releasing a Penfolds wine exclusively into global travel retail. Penfolds Cellar Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, which will first be available in Heinemann, Nuance and JR Duty Free stores across Australian airports, will be presented in a bespoke gift box at a recommended retail price of $250 AUD (US$185). more >>

Penfolds launches new luxury wine exclusively in global travel retail