So far this year TFWA Research has published two new traffic reports from travel analyst ForwardKeys, while a major new study to understand the shopping motivations of young Chinese travellers will be published very shortly.

Research updateTFWA Research has begun 2019 with two new travel trends reports as part of the TFWA Monitor series. Available to download now are the 2018 Global Traveller Trends & Focus on China 2019 and Air Traveller Trends in the Americas 2019 studies produced by travel analyst ForwardKeys. Both reports contain detailed data gleaned from travel bookings, and look at what the future holds for travel among the key nationalities in our industry.

Soon to be published is an ambitious new study entitled Understanding Young China, analysing shopping preferences and perceptions among Chinese travellers aged 18-30. The report has been compiled by NPD Travel Retail and co-commissioned by TFWA and the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association. All TFWA members will be contacted when the study is published online at

As always, all TFWA Research studies are available free of charge to TFWA members, and can be downloaded from To make it easier to access the research catalogue, a link has been added to the TFWA homepage. Please note that you will need your member login details to download the reports.

The TFWA Research team is currently working on a number of studies to be published during 2019 and 2020; full details will be provided in due course.

The TFWA team welcomes all feedback from members regarding our current and previous output, along with any ideas for future studies. If you have any questions or feedback on TFWA Research, please contact Sabine Parmentier