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Duty-free industry worth $68.6bn in 2017

Tax Free World Association (TFWA) President Erik Juul-Mortensen has revealed the much-anticipated figures from Generation Research, which show the duty-free industry’s performance in 2017. Revealing the preliminary findings at the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore, Juul-Mortensen said ...

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Quality top priority for Chinese consumers – CiR

A new report from Counter Intelligence Retail (CiR) suggests the top priority for the all-important lucrative Chinese duty-free consumers is now good quality. Based on March 2018 data, the Chinese Shopper Tracker 2018 says that 40% of Chinese consumers see ...

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Asia Pacific leads DFWC Q1 KPI Monitor satisfaction index

Duty free in Asia Pacific is leading global passenger satisfaction rates across various criteria, according to the Duty Free World Council’s (DFWC’s) quarterly KPI Monitor, produced by Swiss research and consultancy agency m1nd-set. The region scored 67% in Q1 2018, ...

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New research shows robust passenger growth in Asia Pacific

International passenger growth in Asia Pacific was robust over the past 12 months, according to a new m1nd-set report, and growth is forecast to continue. The latest traffic data report by the Swiss research agency reveals that outbound traffic across ...

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M1nd-set highlights European destination winners and losers

The Swiss travel and travel-retail research agency m1nd-set has unveiled a new report revealing where Europeans will be travelling to this summer and which destinations will be winners and losers in comparison to the summer of 2017. The report, which ...

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New focus for president as CiR appoints new commercial head

Counter Intelligence Retail (CiR) has announced that its president, Garry Stasiulevicuis, is taking a step back from the day-to-day running of the business to focus on a new project. The company said that the project will see Stasiulevicuis lead a team to bring a ...

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ACI Africa to investigate boosting airport duty-free revenues

The non-aeronautical revenues of African airports will be under the microscope when the Airports Council International (ACI) Africa stages the Commercial Forum of its regional conference in Lagos during April. With less than 20% of revenue at African airports derived from commercial ...

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DFNI Blog: Summit of the Americas

DFNI was on the scene in Orlando at the first Summit of the Americas jointly held by ASUTIL and IAADFS. Our reporter on the ground, Liam Coleman, met with the leading figures in the American duty-free industry and gave all ...

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DFNI Blog: ACI Europe

The ACI Europe Airport Commercial & Retail Conference in Tel Aviv brought together senior airport commercial executives, operators and brands, as well as their business partners from retail, food and beverage, travel services, media and other enterprises from around the world, ...

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DFNI Cruise Conference schedule takes shape

DFNI is delighted to reveal the first speakers for its On the Crest of a Wave conference focused on the cruise and ferry retail sector. Starboard Cruise Services senior vice president Luxury Cruises Retail and Asia David Goubert will deliver ...

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DFWC figures reveal savvy nature of consumers

More than half of airport shoppers compare prices with other airport and non-airport retailers, according to the latest figures from the Duty Free World Council (DFWC). The DFWC’s quarterly KPI Monitor, produced by Swiss research and consultancy agency m1nd-set, revealed ...

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Heinemann reports 70% drop in single-use bag usage

Gebr Heinemann has reported a 70% drop in single-use bag usage in 2017 amid the expansion of its “plastic bag project” to additional sites. In the past year, Heinemann and marine conservation organisation OceanCare have united to develop a counter-strategy. ...

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Indian airports witness surge in passenger numbers

Analysis from Counter Intelligence Retail (CiR) data arm, Business Lounge, has revealed passenger numbers at India’s airports was up 14.9% in the 10 months to October 2017. This was based on departure and arrivals passenger data for 27 Indian airports and ...

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DFNI Blog: MEADFA Conference

The 16th edition of the MEADFA Conference saw the leading lights of the duty-free industry come to discuss the main trends and challenges faced by the Middle East and African travel-retail industry. DFNI digital editor Liam Coleman brought you live coverage ...

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