CHINA. The Hainan Provincial government has unveiled a second stimulus package to boost consumer consumption and assist the island’s duty free retailers, Hainan Daily reports. The successful inaugural scheme, entitled ‘Helping Business, Benefiting People and Enjoying Hainan’ saw CNY10 million (US$1.5 million) worth of digital RMB distributed on 1 May. Read the full article at The […]

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INDIA. Today’s images are courtesy of Adani Airport Holdings and Mumbai Travel Retail, which on Friday celebrated the opening of the Thiruvananthapuram Duty Free stores at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala. The main store was inaugurated after the traditional Ganapathi homam ceremony, a homa (ritual) that evokes happiness, prosperity and good health. A symbol reflection, […]

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UK. In a world-first airport activation, Diageo Global Travel has officially unveiled an immersive luxury brand experience and pop-up store from the world’s number-one travel retail Scotch whisky brand, Johnnie Walker. Johnnie Walker Blue Label (1 litre, retailing at £180/US$226) is the hero product of the activation. Diageo Global Travel worked with Dufry’s World Duty Free, […]

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UK. Premium sunglasses brand Maui Jim has partnered with World Duty Free to run a football-themed animation at Manchester Airport Terminal 2. The pop-up concluded today (31 May). The animation leveraged the Hawaiian brand’s sporting roots and showcased its exclusive collection with the Manchester United football club. The Manchester United range features 22 bespoke frames […]

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MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has reported a sharp recovery in traffic and revenues in Q1 2022, with reduced losses in the period. Passenger traffic more than doubled to 14.8 million group-wide and revenues climbed by +69.4% to RM570.8 million (US$130.4 million). EBITDA leapt to RM186.9 million (US$42.7 million) compared to a modest RM16.2 million a year […]

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Norse Atlantic Airways has opened ticket sales for flights between London Gatwick and New York JFK on www.flynorse.com. UK customers will be able to take advantage of affordable fares and enjoy a quality service on board modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The daily direct service will commence on 12th August 2022. Fares will start from as […]

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American Airlines and Microsoft are partnering to use technology to create better, more connected experiences for customers and American Airlines team members, supporting the robust operations of the world’s largest airline. As part of the partnership, American will use Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform for its airline applications and key workloads, significantly accelerating […]

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Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, has announced the launch of direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Doha, which will open further connections to Europe through its codeshare with Qatar Airways as a reciprocal oneworld Alliance member. Malaysia Airlines will operate a direct daily flight between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) International Airport and Doha (DOH) […]

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Wizz Air, the Hungary-based low-cost airline, has announced that based on the ‘Arrangement on Reallocation of Responsibility’ document signed between the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Malta Civil Aviation Directorate (CAD), it intends to file an application for its Maltese subsidiary to be granted an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) with EASA and […]

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Qatar Airways is providing incredible travel options during Summer 2022 with flights operating daily from the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International, to its global network with a huge number of leisure choices. Whether passengers are seeking summer vacations including tranquil beach gateways, energetic city breaks, bold adventure destinations or incredible family and friend escapes, there […]

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CANADA. Servy, the enterprise self-service platform for the hospitality industry, has launched YVR Order Now, its second airport marketplace programme in Canada at Vancouver International Airport.  The mobile ordering platform allows passengers to order their meals through the convenience of their phones through yvr.ca/ordernow, enabling them to skip queues. Users are notified when their meal is […]

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Chocolaterie Guylian has named Sven Adriaenssens as Senior Channel Manager Travel Retail & Duty Free. Adriaenssens joins the Belgian chocolatier after more than ten years with Diageo, most recently as Head of Route-to-Market. His newly created role supports the company’s strategic plan to relaunch the Guylian brand – famed as the original Belgian chocolate seashells […]

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