Beijing Capital International Airport never fails to amaze. But today it wasn’t the architecture that caught my eye so much as the heavy business being done at the Sunrise Duty Free arrivals store and the amount of airport advertising space taken up by beauty brands.
I suspect that after the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open a certain Colm McLoughlin, who began his duty free career 50 years ago at Shannon Airport in 1969 may have stopped too to pay his respects to Dr O’Regan.
A remarkable week at FAB 2019 concluded for me with a memorable tour of Paradies Lagardère’s restaurants and retail stores at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), where I was reminded again of the warmth of Texan hospitality and the rich blend of culinary culture in this southern state. The quality of food also underlined
What could have been a standard Q&A session turned into a warm, deep and revealing chat, which left me and the audience knowing a lot more about the how and why of these two contrasting companies’ success stories.
While temperatures have hit more than 40 degrees here in Dubai this week, those of us in town for the celebration of The Macallan’s new airport boutique have enjoyed something akin to a northern European season, at least for a few hours. On Tuesday night, Edrington Global Travel Retail and retail partner Le Clos marked
As always, I’ve got a bit of catching up to do with Colm. If I reach 50 years in the business that will make me 81…
Just think what Noodle the Beagle will do for pasta sales; Luna the Collie for vegetables on the side; or Bruno the German Shepherd for Alsation wine.
I decided to fly as despite all my efforts, Nestlé International Travel Retail and World Duty Free wouldn’t let me take the Heathrow bus.
“I’m so sorry,” she said, as I explained my plight. “Can I get you anything?”“A parachute?” I asked hopefully before settling instead for a Sauvignon Blanc from the buy onboard range to drown my sorrows.
Walking around Kansai International Airport on a beautiful April morning, it’s hard to imagine that less than seven months ago, this was a scene of devastation and destruction. On 4 September Typhoon Jebi hit the western Kansai region hard, and this airport harder than almost anywhere else. Because of the extreme weather, and its location
We’re on location in Japan at an auspicious time for the country, and not just because of the famed ‘sakura’ or cherry blossom season that brings such beauty to the Spring landscape. Japan’s imperial succession has been planned for some time, with the ascendance of Crown Prince Naruhito to the throne on 1 May, replacing
Each time I visit Tokyo Haneda Airport, I’m reminded of exactly why it is ranked towards the top of the consumer-voted Skytrax list of the world’s best airports each year. As we reported last week, Haneda was second only to Singapore Changi in the voting for World’s Best Airport, Changi having won for the seventh
There’s a new supplier in travel retail, and surely the world’s youngest. Meet Evan Quaid, Irish candlemaker and entrepreneur extraordinaire.