25 October 2019 • Issue 270


Travel retail highlights

From an ancient battle to a wild exhibition and a search for a social media superstar, we present our regular look at the industry’s best new launches, activations and openings.


A new airport standard

Landscaped retail and food & beverage space, a world-class art collection, a tropical garden and a dazzling water feature. These are some of the key elements of Hamad International Airport’s spectacular second phase of expansion.


The Trinity Forum 2019

Hosts Qatar Duty Free, Hamad International Airport and Qatar Airways are preparing to put on a spectacular show at The Trinity Forum in Doha next week, while a stellar line-up of speakers will educate and entertain.


L’Oréal: Firing on all cylinders

The biggest beauty player in travel retail is not resting on its laurels at a time when beauty is booming worldwide. Instead, it is leading by example to drive the category to even greater heights – both in sales and CSR terms.


Reimagining airport accommodation

The innovative CapsuleTransit concept at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 offers weary travellers multiple sleeping areas and ‘chill-out’ zones. The ambitious entrepreneurs behind it now plan to expand the mini-hotel venture across Southeast Asian airports and beyond.


A place of wonder

As China Duty Free Group gets set to begin operations in the magnificent new Beijing Daxing International Airport’s international zone, we take a tour of this remarkable gateway.


CNSC adds a new FUN dimension

Travel retailer CNSC will next year open a near 1,800sq m, post-arrivals duty free store in Beijing FUN, itself an extraordinary two-phased commercial and cultural development.


Analysis: Tours, typhoons, boycotts and rugby balls

Chinese travellers continue to power inbound arrival growth in Korea and Japan. The Moodie Davitt Business Intelligence Unit’s Min Yong Jung analyses the latest traffic figures.


Travel Retail’s Positive Disruptors

Global travel retail and food & beverage marketplace TravelX works like Netflix, and is based on a B2C platform that is already vastly popular in India. Could this be what the future of shopping looks like?


Duty Calls

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail is highlighting the importance of ‘being kind’ in the confectionery category.


The Front Line

Dedicated Dubai Duty Free merchandiser Jeffrey Luriz says success is not the key to happiness, but rather it is the other way around: happiness is the key to success.


Stock Watch

Shares in Hudson Group rose +12%, although from a low base, while Japan Airport Terminal Co recorded a 52-week high.

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