Pernod Ricard GTR opens state-of-the-art Maison Martell Boutique in Hainan

Illustrating limitless innovation, Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail (PR GTR) opened its first-ever travel retail boutique for Maison Martell in China Duty Free Group’s (CDFG) Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Centre on January 28, 2021. The state-of-the-art boutique, the first Pernod Ricard-owned store on the island, features a one-of-a-kind digital façade and touchless technology that […]

Speakers, more sponsors announced for TFWA China’s Century Conference

Pre-registration for the 2019 TFWA China’s Century Conference, which will be held in partnership with APTRA at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Sanya, Haitang Bay from March 5-7, is now open at China Duty Free Group (CDFG), Central Japan International Airport Co. (Nagoya), Alibaba, and Lagardère Travel Retail are among those companies taking to the […]

Chinese tourism in Brazil increases and it becomes easier to get a visa

The Rio Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that the number of Chinese tourists arriving in Brazil has been increasing every year, and reached 61,000 last year. According to data from Embratur, the government agency responsible for promoting tourism in Brazil, China advanced four positions in the overall ranking of countries sending visitors to Brazil. Nevertheless, […]

Is the Sino-U.S. trade war harming Chinese traffic growth to the States?

Special Report to Travel Markets Insider prepared by Luke Stockton, Counter Intelligence Retail  Historically, or for the last four years at least, international outbound capacity from China to the USA has surpassed overall growth in available seats departing the country, but in 2018 we have witnessed a reversal of fortunes for China’s sixth most popular […]

Dufry debuts its Hudson concept in China at Chengdu Airport

Dufry continues its global expansion, most recently opening eight Hudson Travel Essentials Convenience Bookstores in China, at Terminal 2 of Chengdu Airport in partnership with Bright Power Beijing. The shops at Chengdu airport will be operated by Hudson Bright Power (Beijing) Commercial Company, a joint-venture between Dufry and Bright Power Beijing, a company which operates bookstores throughout China. […]

Carnival Corp. Cruise JV in China signs MOA for first new cruise ships built in China for Chinese market

Carnival Corp. & plc announced last Friday that it has signed a non-binding memorandum of agreement (MOA) to order the industry’s first new cruise ships built in China for the Chinese market. The MOA is subject to several conditions including closing of the joint venture, financing and other key terms. As part of the new MOA, […]

Carnival Corporation & plc forms joint venture in China to launch domestic multi-ship Chinese cruise brand

Carnival Corporation & plc last week confirmed that it has formed a joint venture with China State Ship-building Corporation (CSSC) and China Investment Corporation (CIC) to launch a multi-ship domestic cruise brand in the Chinese market. China is expected to become the largest cruise market in the world within a decade. The joint venture was […]