Airports are decking the passenger halls with festive spirit, delighting travellers with creative retail and food & beverage promotions. Airport Business highlights some of the most impressive seasonal celebrations.
The world’s first airport café from CNN has opened at Abu Dhabi International Airport in partnership with SSP. The café gives visitors a comprehensive CNN experience, while offering a wide range of food and beverages, and access to free WiFi.
Increasingly, brands large and small are recognising the value of the global shop window that is our international airports, and the contest for space on the shelves and within the terminal area has never been so fierce. Airport Business spoke to the young travel retail brands making great waves in the industry, to explore the unprecedented means and innovative concepts by which they have carved a niche in the competitive sector.
Iconic British retailer Fortnum & Mason has opened its first airport store and bar at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5. The store features a selection of products from the retailer’s flagship Piccadilly store, as well as an exclusive blend of tea for travellers.
There is a diverse array of family-owned brands operating in travel retail. Airport Business spoke to three of them to find out how they maintain their family values in a fast-moving global industry, and the benefits of being family-owned businesses.