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How do you handle a 30th birthday?

15/07/2014. Birthdays can be a sensitive subject, all the more so with the passage of time. So how do you handle a 30th?  Read more


Fun and Philanthropy at 30

01/07/2014. Anniversaries are worth celebrating, especially ones that mark 30 years, so there will be a distinctly festive flavour to this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference (26-31 October in Cannes), the 30th duty free and travel retail global summit. Read more


Tooling up for TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference

17/04/2014. Exhibitors and visitors to TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference 2014 (11-15 May in Singapore) have at their disposal several digital tools to help them before and during the event. Read more


Converting browsers into buyers

08/04/2014. Imagine an airport that tempted two out of every three travellers into its duty-free stores, converting 70% of those browsers into purchasers with a preference for perfumes and cosmetics. That’s the picture painted by the latest instalment in TFWA’s Airport Insight Series (exclusive to TFWA members), which examines shopper behaviour at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.
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5 questions for… Anne-Claire Delamarre and Alban d’Avout, Les Enfants du Mékong

01/04/2014. Our regular series focusing on the charities supported by TFWA Care continues with a look at one of the new causes to be supported by the Association this year: Les Enfants du Mékong. The charity’s Partnership Manager, Alban d’Avout, and Marnier Lapostolle’s Anne-Claire Delamarre explain how TFWA Care will be helping students in rural Burma complete their education. Read more


The bigger picture

24/03/2014. It may be global duty free and travel retail’s largest region by sales, but Asia poses formidable challenges to the uninitiated. Delegates at this year’sTFWA Asia Pacific Conference (12 May in Singapore), however, will enjoy an unfair advantage. Read more


TFWA supports the United Nations and brand-owners in fighting counterfeit.

14/03/2014. At the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin on 6 March, a new United Nations campaign was launched as part of an initiative to dissuade tourists and travellers from driving demand for illicit products, including through purchasing counterfeit goods. Read more


Asia (still) rising

24/01/2014. After a record-breaking year in 2013, TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (11-15 May in Singapore) has its work cut out to produce any more superlatives in 2014. However, exhibitor demand for floor space at the Marina Bay Sands complex looks like exceeding last year’s total several months before the opening ceremony. Read more


5 questions for… John Hunt, Founder and CEO, Lotus Flower Trust

24/01/2014. Our series of articles placing the spotlight on the good causes supported by TFWA Care continues this month as we talk to John Hunt, founder and CEO of the Lotus Flower Trust. With TFWA’s support, the Trust is changing the lives of some of India’s poorest and most underprivileged children. Read more

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TFWA BRIC Traveller Study

This study, conducted among 3,200 international travellers by Counter Intelligence Retail, reveals current behaviour and perceptions among shoppers of all four BRIC nationalities, identifying common ground and key differences.

TFWA Airport Insight Series: Frankfurt Airport

The new TFWA Airport Insight Series analyses customer behaviour at some of the world’s top travel retail locations, beginning with Frankfurt Airport, one of the world’s largest by international traffic.