The Duty Free World Council has issued two notices about imminent changes to the security regulations for passengers travelling to the United States from non-US airports and for passengers departing from Australian airports. Both regulations, effective from June 30th, concern new restrictions on carrying powdered substances and powder-like substances in cabin baggage.
This month’s CEO interview, in this new series, is with the President and CEO of Incheon Airport, Il-Young CHUNG and Duty Free Management Team Director, Tae Seong Kim.
Read the interview here…
APTRA is delighted to welcome two new member companies, Australian Airport Cairns Airport and Singapore based wellness and health supplements brand Eu Yan Sang.
Luxurynsight, a French research company specialising in the luxury market, is providing APTRA with a rolling news service delivered straight to the APTRA website. APTRA’s first Associate Member, Luxurynsight is providing a condensed version of its personal knowledge hub “Luxurynsight’s LY News” to APTRA members.
APTRA is pleased to announce South African wines and spirits company Distell is the latest company to sign up to sponsor the Association’s research activities.
Other members sponsoring the 2018 research programme include beauty companies Interparfums and Puig.
APTRA’s Responsible Retail Training Programme is now available to members in Chinese Mandarin. The programme, which has been adopted by all major wines & spirits brands and retailers, is a vital service to the industry to ensure all retail staff are aware of the industry’s self regulatory code of conduct and the principles of responsible retailing.
The programme, which is soon to be adopted by the Duty Free World Council so retailers the world over can allow their staff to take the training, is also being made available in responsive design. This means that staff will be able to access all current and future language versions of the training programme via their smartphone. The responsive design development comes following requests from retailers given that many staff do not have access to computers. Given that most have internet enabled mobile phones, they will be able to take the training course more easily.
Associate Member CIR has published the latest reports on the international traveller shopping insights exclusively for APTRA members. The latest reports profile British and Malaysian travellers in Asia Pacific.
The reports, compiled as infographic summaries, can be downloaded in the members’ section of the APTRA website on the Associate Member research page.
This month’s research round-up features reports on how, given the changing behaviour of consumers, the store has to “do more” to engage shoppers and live up to the expectations of modern tech-savvy consumers who want more out of their shopping experience, from RetailNext and Retail Week.