AUSTRALIA. Popular Australian MasterChef star and food educator Callum Hann has teamed up with leading travel retail operator Delaware North and The Pantry Adelaide Kitchen at Adelaide Airport. The restaurant, which is serving Hann’s latest dishes, is part of a major terminal expansion project at the South Australian hub. Adelaide Airport Managing Director Brenton Cox […]

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THE NETHERLANDS. Hendrick’s Gin has extended its proud heritage of innovative and quirky travel retail activations with the launch of a Bureau de Change pop-up at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. But the installation, run in partnership with Schiphol Airport Retail (the joint venture between Gebr. Heinemann and Royal Schiphol Group) is no ordinary Bureau de Change. […]

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SAUDI ARABIA. Riyadh Airports Company (RAC) has posted a record-breaking commercial performance at King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) with July duty free revenues surging +12% above the previous monthly high, set in March this year. Notably, the performance was also +68% ahead of duty free revenues reported for the pre-pandemic month of July 2019. Aelia […]

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CHINA. Offshore duty free stores in Haikou reopened this morning (9 August) after a 24-hour closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Hainan. As reported, the Haikou stores run by China Duty Free Group, GDF Plaza and Shenzhen Duty-Free Group/DFS Group were all forced to close temporarily from yesterday morning (8 August). Local authorities continue […]

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FRANCE. Roman luxury house Bvlgari has unveiled a refreshed permanent counter in La Samaritaine Paris Pont-Neuf by DFS. The counter is being celebrated with an exclusive pop-up installation, showcasing the Bvlgari Allegra Maxi Shelley collection among other lines. The counter brings the spirit of the Eternal City to Paris. It features the brand’s signature marble […]

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From this September, the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang will organise the biggest ever festival with numerous activities. The highlight of Tuyen Citadel Festival this year is the Tuyen Citadel Night Party themed “Sparkling colours of Tuyen Citadel Night Festival” in the Mid-Autumn Festival which is the largest lantern festival in Vietnam. Besides, a […]

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Jet2.com was the only UK airline not to cancel any flights during the busy month of July, flight data published by leading travel intelligence company OAG reveals. Despite the leading leisure airline operating thousands of flights and carrying over two million customers during July, OAG data shows that Jet2.com operated every flight without making a […]

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USA. The Southern Steak & Oyster, a well-known downtown Nashville steakhouse, has opened a full-service restaurant and bar in Concourse D of the South Terminal at Nashville International Airport. The new 3,589sq ft restaurant will be jointly operated by TomKats Hospitality owner Tom Morales, who concessionaire Fraport Tennessee describes as a “legendary restaurateur”, and Skyport […]

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MALAYSIA. Enrich, the Malaysia Airlines travel and lifestyle loyalty programme, has partnered with local fashion & accessories brand Kapten Batik to launch an eco-friendly capsule collection. The collection was officially launched by environmental and social activist Her Royal Highness Tengku Datin Paduka Setia Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at The Curve shopping mall in Petaling […]

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easyJet has appointed Robert Birge to the new role of Chief Customer and Marketing Officer, sitting on the airline’s management board. This role brings together a number of key areas including Marketing, Digital, Customer Service along with Customer Experience and Insight. Robert will join the airline later this month. Robert is a highly experienced leader […]

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SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group (CAG) has delivered a positive update on retail activity at Singapore Changi Airport, as air travel recovers strongly with passenger traffic surpassing 50% of pre-COVID levels in June. The airport operator noted that a steady recovery in retail sales buoyed by the relaxation of border restrictions in the Asia Pacific region. […]

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Qatar Airways, the Official Airline Carrier, has sponsored the prestigious Qatar Goodwood Festival in partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) for the fourth time. The festival took place from 26 July to 30 July at Goodwood Racecourse, West Sussex, UK. The British flat racing season added yet another iconic equine race event […]

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GERMANY. German brand-building specialist Borco has partnered with Gebr. Heinemann in a Sierra Tequila ‘Lead the Party’ promotion at Hamburg Airport. Travellers are encouraged to interact with brand ambassadors in sampling sessions which introduce a three-step tequila shot process. They also have the opportunity to win a Sierra Tequila party box by uploading their favourite Sierra […]

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MEXICO. Guadalajara (GDL) International Airport is set to release a Request for Proposal (RFP) for 23 specialty retail outlets at the international boarding lounge. GDL is run by Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP), which also operates another 11 airports in Mexico and two in Jamaica. GDL is currently undergoing reconstruction. The bid process will be […]

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US. Luxottica Group has partnered with Duty Free Americas to highlight the Scuderia Ferrari Ray-Ban eyewear range in Miami International Airport. The collection was showcased with a series of high-profile promotions in the South Terminal and Concourse D of the North Terminal. The campaign launched in May and ran for three months. The Ferrari Ray-Ban […]

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