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Charting China's progress

24/10/2014. The headwinds currently buffeting China’s domestic economy may have calmed growth rates recently, but few doubt the country’s longer-term prospects as a global powerhouse. And with inbound and outbound travel expected to rise substantially, this market is still top of mind for most in duty free and travel retail. Read more

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Digital enhancements

15/10/2014. Even the best-organised executive can find the blend of briefings, meetings and networking at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference (26-31 October) something of a logistical challenge. That’s why TFWA has developed a range of digital tools and on-site services to help you prepare for, and increase your productivity at, duty free and travel retail’s global gathering. Read more

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Trainers & Tuxedos

01/10/2014. Delegates packing their bags for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2014 (26-31 October) should leave extra room for this year’s must-wear items – a pair of comfortable running shoes. Such functional footwear will prove invaluable for the first-ever TFWA Charity Run on Sunday 26 October in support of TFWA Care, part of the Association’s 30th Anniversary celebrations that will add a little something extra to the social and leisure activities in Cannes later this month. Read more

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5 questions for… Monica Coenraads, Rett Syndrome Research Trust

24/09/2014. The latest good cause to feature in our series of articles on the charities supported by TFWA Care is Rett Syndrome Research Trust, which funds the drive to find a cure for the debilitating condition which affects young girls in particular. Here we talk to the trust’s Executive Director Monica Coenraads about the condition and how TFWA Care is helping to fight it.

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Covering every angle

29/08/2014. If business development will be top of mind for most at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2014 (26-31 October in Cannes), the event also offers access to the latest thinking on key issues affecting the industry. This year’s conference and workshops underline the relevance and breadth of expertise available. Read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.