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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Virgin Atlantic has today launched a new brand and advertising campaign – the first in more than two years since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. The campaign has been created with newly appointed advertising agency Lucky Generals and introduces the end line “See the world differently”. The line draws on the airline’s heritage of challenging the […]

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CHINA. The Estée Lauder Companies-owned fragrance house Jo Malone London has partnered with China Duty Free Group to launch the ‘JoBots’ activation at the Haikou Mova Mall. The JoBots animation runs throughout April. The JoBots were assembled from Jo Malone London’s signature cream and black packaging. The dedicated ‘robotic’ servers highlight the gifting appeal of […]

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With the island strategically located, providing direct connections to major gateways, this makes the destination even more appealing to tourism investors and stakeholders in the airline industry. Emirates Airlines is a premium airline from the Middle East region, and Jamaica’s Tourism Minister, Hon Edmund Bartlett, has initiated discussions with top representatives of the airline during his visits […]

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CHINA. L’Oréal Travel Retail has unveiled a vibrant outdoor Valentino Beauty pop-up at the Hainan Tourism Duty Free Shopping Complex (HTDF) in Sanya, Hainan. Decked in the brand’s signature red tones, the limited-time concept showcases Valentino Beauty’s collection. It invites shoppers to ‘Create your beauty dreams’, a reflection of the Italian fashion house’s ethereal aesthetic. […]

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The Lovely Distribution Company – a specialist fragrance distributor with a focus on celebrity franchises – has secured a first listing with Virgin Atlantic through a new partnership with global inflight concessionaire 3Sixty Duty Free. The listing for the Lovely Lights by Sarah Jessica Parker fragrance is exclusive to Virgin Atlantic for airline travel retail […]

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In celebration of the Holy Month, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has teamed up with Emirati Chef Khaled Alsaadi to offer a specially curated inflight menu for the month of Ramadan. The Abu Dhabi-based Chef has put his signature twist on authentic Emirati recipes, fusing contemporary cooking techniques and local ingredients to […]

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INTERNATIONAL. New research by Airport Dimensions underlines how airports need to evolve to meet changing passenger expectations. In a new White Paper titled ‘Understanding Tomorrow’s Traveler’, the company said that a dramatically reshaped passenger demographic means “the old rules no longer apply” when it comes to airport passenger satisfaction. Airport Dimensions’ research shows that Millennial […]

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Qatar Airways has created freshly curated menus for its North American flights, taking inspiration from the 13 gateway cities it serves in the U.S. and Canada and using local ingredients to enhance passengers’ gastronomic experience onboard. Mary-Jane Bonnaud, the first female head chef for Qatar Airways and the first female chef to design an in-flight […]

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