USA. Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) has contracts to key partners to manage restaurants and retail shops in Phase 2 of its US$4.1 billion redevelopment programme. The new offer, which is scheduled to open in Autumn 2023, will span local and national brands across 19 retail and restaurant units across 23,873sq ft. The project […]

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GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport Retail (FAR), the partnership between Fraport and Gebr. Heinemann, has opened a 316sq m space dedicated to fashion, accessories & watches and jewellery (FAWJ) at Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1, Pier A (Schengen zone). For the first time at the airport, these categories are integrated into the 1,934sq m duty free & Travel […]

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Bacardi Global Travel Retail (GTR) has underlined the resurgence in South Korea’s travel retail market through major partnerships with Jeju Tourism Organization (JTO) Duty Free and Lotte Duty Free. As COVID-19 case numbers plummet in the Republic, international borders reopen and the quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers to South Korea are lifted, Bacardi GTR is […]

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NEW ZEALAND. Aer Rianta International’s (ARI) The Loop Duty Free New Zealand is gearing up to welcome back international travellers. On 2 May, travellers coming from over 50 visa-free countries will be able to enter New Zealand without restrictions as the country reopens its borders for the first time after 772 days. Since the pandemic […]

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UK. WHSmith-owned InMotion, the leading airport technology retailer, has officially unveiled an eye-catching new store in Heathrow Terminal 5. At 3,400 sq ft, the flagship space is now the largest InMotion shop globally. Customers visiting the new store will find the latest technology products and accessories, including tablets, digital action cameras and headphones. There is […]

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Hawaiian Airlines has become the first major airline to announce an agreement with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to provide free high-speed internet access to all passengers on trans-Pacific flights through the Starlink satellie network. The agreement marks the first for Elon Musk’s space company with a major airline. Starlink is SpaceX’s network of about 2,000 satellites […]

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SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is to host a ‘LDF LIVE’ event tomorrow evening (28 April) featuring Jo Malone London products and popular Korean broadcaster, singer and actress Lee Ji-hye. The programme is timed to coincide with rising demand by Koreans for overseas travel following the easing of the country’s long-standing COVID-related restrictions. Read the […]

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Heathrow welcomed 9.7 million passengers in Q1 2022 in line with our forecasts. January and February were much weaker than expected due to Omicron-related travel restrictions, while March demand increased after the unexpectedly quick removal of all UK travel restrictions on 18th March Heathrow will remain loss-making in 2022 as COVID losses top £4 billion […]

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Jamaica has formally launched the start of activities to mark the island’s 60th anniversary of Independence under the theme ‘Reigniting a Nation for Greatness’. An audience of 200 industry leaders and media attended an event at White City Studio in London on Monday (April 25) enjoying performances from artists such as saxophonist Lascelles James, poet […]

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UK. London Heathrow Airport has upgraded its forecasts for passenger traffic for 2022 to 65% of pre-pandemic levels, as eased UK travel rules deliver a surge in outbound leisure traffic The UK airport should serve 52.8 million passengers in the year, up from the previously projected 45.5 million, but management remains cautious about the months […]

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Chanel has extended its Sublimage skincare range with the L’Essence Fondamentale Yeux Eye Treatment, a comprehensive anti-aging solution for the eye area. It reduces dark circles and fine lines and makes the eyelashes and eyebrows visibly denser. The Sublimage L’Essence Fondamentale Yeux Eye Treatment is available in selected global travel retail stores. The eye treatment […]

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TURKEY. Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and Arrture today announced the impending launch of ISG Portpal, calling it the first Turkish airports’ global rewards programme designed for all travellers. ISG Portpal by Istanbul Gökçen International Airport is a rewards programme designed to provide unique and personalised offers at the airport as well as globally through […]

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Qatar Airways is entering the metaverse by launching QVerse, a novel virtual reality (VR) experience for visitors to the airline’s website. Users of the www.qatarairways.com/QVerse website can now virtually tour and navigate the Premium Check-in area at Hamad International Airport (HIA), the cabin interior of the airline’s aircraft, including the award-winning Business Class – Qsuite, and the […]

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Amid growing anticipation of a widespread resumption of overseas travel, Lotte Duty Free has launched a ‘Travel is Coming’ promotion to strengthen benefits for Korean customers. On 18 April the government eased stringent social restrictions that have been in place for 25 months, ushering in a long-anticipated age of ‘living with COVID’.  The promotion runs […]

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British fragrance house Molton Brown has launched refill pouches for its hand, bath and body collections in travel retail. The launch furthers Molton Brown’s self-stated mission to battle disposable beauty. According to the brand owner, the refill pouches have performed well in domestic markets and in ecommerce channels. The launch was timed to coincide with […]

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Natural, vegan and eco-friendly cosmetics brand Teaology has partnered with BERetail to open a new space at Dresden Airport. Further listings at other German airports are in the pipeline, said the brand owner. The brand uses Tea Infusion Skincare technology based on the nutrients included in a cup of tea. Five organic tea infusions feature […]

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