The pressure on the luxury sector continues, according to Tax Free World Association president, Erik Juul-Mortensen.

The South American duty free association, Asociacion Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL), and the International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) have announced a new, collaborative partnership for their annual events.

GTR: the future’s digital

05 October, 2016

At a dinner on Monday night in Cannes during Tax Free World Association (TFWA) show week, Pernod Ricard chief executive, Alexandre Ricard emphasised the importance of the global travel retail sector to the company.

on 02 October, 2015

Over the past year I have heard several people in the travel retail sector grandly refer to their business as the ‘sixth continent’, to underline just how important the channel has become to the drinks industry. 

MMI, the leading alcoholic beverage distributor across the Gulf and Indian Ocean and Edouard Garabedian, the major independent alcoholic beverage distributor in Ethiopia, have announced a strategic partnership.

While trading conditions in key markets are far from ideal, leading liqueur brands are stepping up their focus on travel retail, as Joe Bates reports

The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association has announced that the 2015 MEADFA conference will take place on November 23 and 24 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

Brown-Forman has announced that Marshall Farrer, described as a “veteran employee” with various domestic, international, and global roles in sales and marketing, is its global travel retail team’s new managing director.

Edrington, owners of brands such as The Macallan, Famous Grouse and Snow Leopard, has announced the launch of Edrington European Travel Retail.

Edrington and Beam Suntory have announced that they are ending their Maxxium Travel Retail joint venture with effect from April 1, 2015.

The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has embarked on a new Responsible Retail Training Programme (RRTP) for DFS staff in stores at Singapore Changi airport.

The Tax Free World Association has announced Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac will speak at the opening conference of its Cannes exhibition in October.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) managing director Doug Bagley, has announced two senior appointments to his Singapore-based team.

General Colin Powell, 35-year veteran of the US Army, former Secretary of State and chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker at the Tax Free World Association’s (TFWA) opening conference on Monday October 27.

The Duty Free World Council have held a board meeting during the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore to review progress and establish priorities and projects for the year ahead.

The Dalmore distillery has launched a new expression, The Dalmore Valour, for sale exclusively in travel retail.

Diageo has released the second blend in the Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club range, which is a duty free exclusive.

TFWA Asia Pacific new venue

08 February, 2013

The Tax Free world Association (TFWA) has announced a new venue for the 2013 TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition in Singapore.

SPI has announced that its Stolichnaya flavoured variants, Stoli Hot and Stoli Sticki have been listed by Dufry Do Brazil, the largest travel retail distributor in Latin America.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced its intention to build its presence as a leader in the global travel retail (GTR) sector.

Le Clos, Dubai International's fine wines and luxury spirits duty free outlet,  has announced the winner of the Bordeaux Big Eight promotion which marked the fourth anniversary of the first store opening in Dubai.

Pernod Ricard launched Absolut Exposure last night at an event at TFWA Cannes.

Beam has announced the 2013 launch of Courvoisier Le Voyage de Napoleon, an exclusive travel retail range of cognacs.

For the first time Asia-Pacific is the largest duty free/travel retail region in the world, having overtaken Europe, says the president of TFWA.

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) have announced the line-up of speakers for the conference in Beijing from March 5 to 7, 2013.

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) have released the programme for the 2012 MEDFA Conference.

The European Commission has postponed next year’s deadline to lift EU airport security restrictions on air passengers carrying liquids, aerosol and gels (LAGs) in their hand luggage.

Launchpad: Auchentoshan

30 July, 2012

Hamish Smith takes a closer look at a much-touted travel retail launch

Launchpad: Auchentoshan

30 July, 2012

Hamish Smith takes a closer look at a much-touted travel retail launch

Beam and Maxxium Travel Retail (MTR) have jointly launched a travel retail-exclusive Jim Beam bourbon at Frankfurt airport.

Travel Retail operator World of Patria International has reached agreement with Chase Distillery to offer its range of spirits and liqueurs.

The Edrington Group has launched a limited edition of its Cutty Sark 25 Year Old to global travel retail.

Altia buys Xanté

23 January, 2012

Altia Plc is buying the Xanté Company and the Xanté spirits brand from the Swedish Tilander family.

The latest addition of Highland Park’s Viking series, Drakkar, has been launched by Maxxium to travel retail outlets operated by Gebr Heinemann.

Pernod Ricard has added to its ever-widening stable of Absolut limited editions with the release of Absolut Mode to global travel retail (GTR) for the run up to Christmas.

Smirnoff goes for Gold

26 September, 2011

Diageo has launched a cinnamon spiced vodka in travel retail.

Pernod Ricard has unveiled Absolut Gustafson at the TFWA in Cannes, a new limited edition for global travel retail.

The Tax Free World Association’s World Exhibition in the famous French resort of Cannes opened today (Monday September 5). Christian Davis reports from Cannes. 

Absolut Vodka has launched Crystal Pinstripe, the next generation of its 2010-released Crystal bottle, to global travel retail.

Maxxium Travel Retail’s sales grew by 11% last year, outpacing European travel retail growth of 8%, according to findings by International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR).

Drinks International is pleased to announce that beer group ABInbev has joined Prosecco brand Follador as sponsors of this year's Travel Retail Awards.

Drinks International is delighted to announce that premier Italian Prosecco producer Follador is to sponsor this year's Travel Retail Awards.

Rémy sets the Standard

31 August, 2011

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail (GTR) is attempting to raise awareness of vodka brand Russian Standard, with its new campaign Vodka As It Should Be.

Sparkling wine brand Follador has launched its premium range of Proseccos to travel retail.

Beam Global is to launch Teacher’s Origin in global travel retail. The product has already launched in India, where, according to Beam, Teacher’s is the number one blended whisky.

Beam Global has launched Laphoaig Triple Wood to global markets and introduced Laphroaig PX as the expression’s global travel retail replacement.

Brown-Forman Duty Free has made four senior-level appointments, effective immediately.

Beam Global and Maxxium Travel Retail have ramped up travel retail activity in Europe.

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail (GTR) has appointed Lynsey Eades as key account manager for Europe

Malaysia: Ian Macleod Distillers has set a new sales record for the company and the Malaysian Travel Retail industry.

US: Brugal rum brand-owner the Edrington Group, their distributors Rémy Cointreau Travel Retail Americas and retailer International Shoppes have combined forces to promote travel retail exclusive Brugal Extra Viejo Reserva and Brugal Añejo Reserva - starting in New York JFK.

Drinks International Travel Retail Awards

TFWA World Exhibition, Tuesday 3rd October, Hotel Majestic, Cannes

The industry’s finest will gather at the Hotel Majestic, Cannes to celebrate the 11th annual Drinks International Travel Retail Awards. The winners are announced at a prestigious cocktail party which take place on Tuesday 3rd October, during the week of the TFWA World Exhibition.

Photos from the awards night courtesy of www.grantpritchard.co.uk

OPERATOR AWARDS

Our operator awards honour the best innovation and standards of drinks retailing within this luxury retail sector. They are free to enter and we welcome entries from all areas of the industry, including airport retailers, airlines, ferry and cruise lines, distributors and buyers..

  • Airport Drinks Retailer of the Year – Single Location
  • Airport Drinks Retailer of the Year – Multiple Location
  • Airport Drinks Retail Promotion
  • Airport Bar of the Year
  • Partnership Initiative of the Year - Retailer & Supplier
  • In-flight Drinks Retailer of the Year
  • Ferry/Cruise Line Drinks Retailer of the Year
  • Marketing Concept by a Travel Retail Operator
  • Drinks Buyer of the Year

Entries must be submitted by Friday 7th July 2017.

Click here to download the entry form.

SUPPLIER AWARDS

Our supplier awards celebrate the quality of drinks brands and their initiatives within this luxury retail sector. Entries are welcome from spirits, wines and beer producers.

  • Drinks Launch at TFWA Cannes 2017
  • Luxury Drinks Launch of the Year
  • Travel Retail Exclusive of the Year
  • Drinks Launch of the Year
  • Drinks Innovation of the Year
  • New Packaging of a Drinks Brand of the Year
  • Repackaging of a Drinks Brand of the Year
  • Presentation Box of the Year
  • Marketing Concept of the Year

Entries must be submitted by Monday 31st July.

Click here to download the entry form.

The 2017 awards party is sponsored by:

    

For More Information and Sponsorship Opportunities

Please Contact:

CARMEN POEL - Tel: +44 (0) 1293 590042 | Email: carmen.poel@drinksint.com

ROB CULLEN - Tel: +44 (0) 1293 590043 | Email: rob.cullen@drinksint.com

Alternatively click here to download the Sponsorship Pack.

For More Information on Entering the Awards Contact:

For Operator Enteries

CAROLINE FLANAGAN - Tel: +44 (0) 1293 590051 | Email: caroline.flanagan@agilemedia.co.uk

For Supplier Entries:

RICK BEAUMONT - Tel: +44 (0) 1293 558130 | Email: rick.beaumont@drinksint.com

JO MORLEY - Tel: +44 (0) 1293 590044 | Email: jo.morley@drinksint.com

 

Click below to download pdfs of previous years' results:

2016 - Shortlist: Part One & Part Two and Awards Night

2015 - Results and Awards Night

2014 - Awards Night & 2014 - Shortlist and Medals

2012 - Part 1 & 2012 - Part 2, 2013

2007200820092010 trophy winners & 2010 medalists2011



Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME), is claiming the launch of Johnnie Walker Double Black as a travel retail exclusive a year ago, is a “game changer”.

Absolut Orient Apple has launched in Frankfurt ahead of an international roll out to major duty-free/travel retail outlets this summer.

The Bacardi Global Travel Retail Division has announced three director-level appointments in a bid to “create a leadership team with a wealth of experience and global expertise”.

International Beverage Holdings will unveil the 1995 vintage of Balblair single malt scotch whisky at TFWA Asia Pacific.

Jim Beam has launched its Red Stag bourbon-based drink in the UK market and in travel retail outlets across Europe.

Prosecco winery Follador has appointed World of Patria as its travel retail and duty free distribution partner.

Courvoisier takes to the sky

07 January, 2011

Courvoisier cognac is to be available on Virgin Atlantic flights.

Limited edition Beefeater Winter gin has made its European travel retail debut in the main World Duty Free store in London Heathrow Terminal 3.

Brugal 1888 has been launched at Brugal Island, a rum tasting bar and store situated in Madrid airport.

Chivas Brothers is taking its travel retail aged whisky campaign to the Americas.

New York is tough

19 October, 2010

New York is tough for a small company trying to get its brand listed and stocked in the city, according to the chief executive of Xanté, the Swedish company with the eponymous cognac and pear liqueur brand.

Diageo has launched a new flavour of its cream liqueur brand Baileys.

Beam Global Spirits & Wine is to push its Maker’s Mark brand in travel retail. A new campaign, created to enhance the travel experience, aims to raise awareness for Maker’s Mark amongst passengers and encompass advertising, in-store education, secondary displays and exclusive travel retail gift packs.

David Stewart, The Balvenie malt master, has crafted a 40 year old single malt scotch whisky, aged in sherry casks and refill hogsheads. A batch of 150, hand numbered bottles of The Balvenie Forty will be available at selected travel retail outlets in the world’s leading airports, from July 2010.

The Edrington Group has appointed a new area director for global travel retail.

Maxxium Travel Retail is to launch a campaign for its Brugal rum in Heathrow terminal 5.

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