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Conference TFWA Digital Village

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

Conference TFWA Digital Village

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

ExhibitionConference TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference

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


Highlights of 2016

12/12/2016. A look back at the last 12 months in duty free and travel retail through TFWA’s eyes. 2016 will be remembered as another tricky vintage for duty free and travel retail, though the industry still found plenty to be positive about at its gatherings, whether regional or global. Read more


Finding the way forwards

06/12/2016. In a part of the world facing its fair share of challenges, opportunities are still plentiful for those with a positive, proactive outlook. That was the message from a stimulating 2016 MEADFA Conference held recently in Dubai where, despite slower growth across the region, nearly 500 delegates gathered. Read more

Conference China's Century Conference

China's next chapter

07/11/2016. From a focus on luxury and the trappings of wealth to a preference for exploration and experience over possessions, nowhere are consumer tastes evolving faster than in China. The third TFWA China’s Century Conference (7-9 March in Guangzhou) will examine the current state and future direction of duty free and travel retail’s most influential market. Read more


The Review: Cannes recaptured

26/10/2016. Arguably the most intense week in duty free and travel retail’s annual calendar, TFWA World Exhibition & Conference has so much going on that it can be difficult to see everything on offer. Especially when there are more exhibitors than ever before, as happened at the recent 2016 edition. Read more


Plan for Cannes

14/09/2016. To get the most from duty free and travel retail’s global summit, TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes (2-7 October), it’s important to plan ahead. TFWA has created a range of digital resources to help you hit the ground running. Read more


The work / play balance

24/06/2016. How many deals sealed on the Exhibition floor began with a chance encounter one evening over a glass? We’ll never know, but delegate feedback suggests that networking is just as important as formal meetings at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, the next edition of which runs from 2 to 7 October. 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.