5 new members join APTRA


Five more companies have signed up as members of APTRA in recent weeks, keen to benefit from research reports, advocacy support and fellowship within the regional association.

The new subscribers, which bring the membership total to 126, are

Aer Rianta,ari-international


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Noble Elegance Holding Ltd / Fine Global F.I.N.E

and Peller Estates Ice Winepeller

Full contact details of the members can be found in the members’ only section on the APTRA website.

APTRA plans next round of insights seminars

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APTRA and KPMG will shortly invite registrations for the next round of research seminars which provide actionable data for the Association’s members. The 2017 APTRA KPMG Insights Seminar series, which is open to members and other interested parties on a space available basis, kicked off in Singapore on 10th May with a breakfast workshop attended by over 60 people.

The next seminars will take place in Seoul and Shanghai during the week of 27 November (precise details to be confirmed), followed by the final seminar of the year in Hong Kong on the afternoon of 30th November at KPMG’s Hysan Place offices. Full details will be published on the APTRA website in the near future.

Delegates attending the forthcoming Insights Seminars will hear summaries of recent research conducted in the Asia Pacific region, most recently APTRA m1nd-set reports on duty free consumer characteristics in China, India, Japan and Korea, and a topical study into ecommerce by KPMG. They will also have an opportunity to network and socialise with fellow participants, including APTRA Board Members.

Edrington Logo_CMYKThe Insights Seminars are sponsored by Bommidala Group, Brown Forman, Changi Airport Group, DFS, Distell, Eastern Duty Free, The Edrington Group, Jonathan Holland & Associ-ates, Moet Hennessy, Regent Asia Group and Treasury Wine Estates.  APTRA would like to give special thanks to all supporting companies, whose sponsorship has made this event possible.

The APTRA KPMG Insights Seminars, and the research reports from which they derive their content, are some of the most valuable services according to members.



For more information please contact APTRA Executive Officer Michael Barrett: [email protected] | +855 89 772 600.



APTRA publishes latest research on Japanese shoppers


APTRA has published the latest in the 5 part series of reports planned for 2017. After the Indian shoppers, Chinese tier 1 city shoppers and Chinese tier 2 and 3 city shoppers reports earlier this year the latest study reveals insights on travellers from Japan and their behaviour in the airport duty free shops.

The report, produced by APTRA’s research partner m1nd-set, looks in depth at various segments among the Japanese shopper as well as macro-economic insights from m1nd-set’s Business Intelligence Service. The report covers a wide variety of behavioural insights including overall footfall and conversion rates, categories visited and purchased, planned versus impulse purchases, purchase drivers, perceived value for money, paths to purchase and reasons for not shopping, among others.

The report is available to members for download from the members’ section.

The next and final of the year will be released in November and will focus on travellers from South Korea.

APTRA is extremely grateful to the sponsors of the 2017 research reports Interparfums and Remy Cointreau. 


APTRA celebrates the industry’s 70th anniversary



APTRA is encouraging all its members to support the TFWA 70th anniversary of duty free campaign by displaying prominently wherever possible online and onsite the campaign visuals including “70 years of duty free – bringing jobs to local communities”, “… enabling transport improvements”, “…making travel more accessible” and “…offering great brands at great prices”.