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MEADFA Conference update

24/08/2017. This year’s MEADFA Conference (20-21 November) will be held in the Lebanese capital, Beirut. The Phoenicia Hotel, a city landmark for over half a century, will host the event under the patronage of Lebanon’s Minister of Tourism, Avedis Guidanian, who will be among the guest speakers. Read more


Technology top of mind

27/07/2017. If duty free and travel retail has until recently been hesitant to embrace digital technology, the industry is now making up for lost time. To help accelerate the process, this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference (1-6 October in Cannes) will have a strong digital flavour. Read more

Conference TFWA Digital Village

Different routes, same destination

18/07/2017. Thanks to the relentless march of e-commerce, shopping is increasingly an online experience these days. But the complexities of cross-border travel mean flexibility and creativity are needed to give duty free and travel retail a digital dimension.  Read more

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Redefining the relationship

26/05/2017. New technologies and online habits are reshaping the way consumers interact with brands, both physically and digitally. This has important consequences for travel retail, as a new TFWA-commissioned report from Portland Design shows. Read more

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In-store, inflight and in the Village

21/04/2017. Drawing interest from companies right across the digital spectrum, TFWA Digital Village continues to attract exhibitors for its technology showcase in Cannes later this year. Read more

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Where the action is

06/04/2017. Glance at the travel retail news these days and most of the headlines seem to come from Asia. Already the leader in sales, the region is dominating when it comes to share of mind too. Read more

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Tech, travel & beauty

09/03/2017. A major force in cosmetics, L’Oréal is also a leader in the field of ‘connected beauty’. Thomas Laroia, Head of Digital at L’Oréal Travel Retail, talks about using technology for the benefit of today’s travellers. Read more

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Chocolate goes digital

24/02/2017. Mondelez World Travel Retail has recently won a Moodie Davitt Digital Award for the Best Use of Social Media by a Brand. Category Development Manager Piotr Pilui explains how the company is using technology to reach travellers. Read more

Conference TFWA Digital Village

In search of apps

16/02/2017. It was Apple’s iPhone ad that coined the phrase “There’s an app for that”, but despite the availability of more than a million smartphone applications for everything from locating your parked car to sensing paranormal activity, few exist for duty free shopping. Read more

Exhibition TFWA Digital Village

Travellers: the online opportunity

13/02/2017. A love of smartphones and the availability of airport Wi-Fi means many passengers spend their time online while waiting for their flights, rather than browsing the duty free store. Brands and retailers may be missing a trick, according to recent research commissioned by TFWA. Read more

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The persistent powerhouse

26/01/2017. In a global duty free and travel retail market beset by slower growth, changing traveller preferences and volatile passenger flows, Asia Pacific continues to drive the industry forwards, four years after becoming its lead region. Read more


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TFWA Category Reports 2015 - Fashion & Accessories

TFWA Category Reports 2015 - Fashion & Accessories

The first edition in the new TFWA Category Reports series, featuring spending data, customer profiles and perceptions, insights and recommendations pertaining to the Fashion & Accessories category.

TFWA Airport Insight Series – Changi International Airport Singapore (2015)

TFWA Airport Insight Series – Changi International Airport

Latest edition in the TFWA Airport Insight Series, the study tracks spending patterns, conversion rates and traveller perceptions through interviews conducted at the gate.