I’m over north-eastern Australia on the long Emirates flight from Auckland to Dubai, as my final trip of the year draws to a close. I’m winging my way back to Ireland for Christmas after visits to Melbourne and Auckland airports (more on their respective retail developments on our home page). When I travel at this
I watched as some of the world’s most illustrious beauty brands were stripped out of their packaging and stuffed into this young woman’s holdalls. Doesn’t do much for the selective distribution argument does it?
For any forward-looking airport company, taking the best of the city or region it represents and translating it faithfully to its own travel environment is both aspiration and challenge. And not that many airports get it right. Some add touches of local flavour in the shopping or food offer but little in the way of
“Large airports are replicating their physical offers online. If airports are right, then the large shopping malls in the world would now all be very successfully competing with Amazon. They don’t.” – Stephan Uhrenbacher, Flio
It’s a dreary, dank, chilblain-creating, cold Saturday night in London and I’m headed to Asia on my last business trip of the year, my final fortnight on the road.
“There seems to be a problem. I’m sorry, you can’t get on this flight. And you’re very late.”
Here at Melbourne, the talked-about convergence of digitalisation and personalisation has found voice
I was tempted to go up to the information counter and ask politely, “Where can I find an apostrophe?”
Samui is one of those lovely little regional airports that carries you back to a different era of travel.
Featuring the ‘World’s longest layover’, #LIFEINHEL is a mix of reality TV, game shows and social media. It relates the story of how Ryan is living in a little cabin inside Helsinki Airport for 30 days.
A little tipple is surely justified as today (19 October) is International Gin & Tonic Day and I’m about to be flown First Class to New York to celebrate.
Vegan and glam in the same sentence. You read it here first. Brilliant.
My recent Blog about the awful state of the public seating area surrounding (not inside) the Starbucks at Dublin Airport T1 hopefully struck a chord.