European reports

European Travel Retail Study (2010)

TFWA’s latest exclusive member research “European Travel Retail Research” focuses on the motivations and attitudes of global travellers to duty free and travel retail in Europe. Conducted by our research partner Horizon Consumer Science in late 2010, the research has been compiled through interviews with travellers from fourteen different nationalities including the US, Japan and Russia as well as from Europe to ensure the most representative nationality mix of travellers through the region.

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European Consumers as Travel Retail Customers

This socio-psychological study of 10 European nationalities yielded insights into what drives expectations, motivates browsing and spending or deters shopping in airports altogether. It explored the traveller's desires for escape, adventure, relaxation and reward and how these desires are pursued even in the travel shopping environment.  As a compliment to this report, London's Heathrow Airport carried out an independent study for TFWA. "The Traveller's Choice Study" focused on five broad categories to understand when (or if) the airport is considered in the decision-making process of where to purchase: souvenir purchasing for self; gift/souvenir purchasing for others; purchasing items for self that are needed on that specific trip; purchasing expensive items for self; and purchasing duty free.

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