MEADFA 2022: Time for travel retail to decide what it believes in

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By Marco Passoni As the FIFA World Cup continues to throw a huge spotlight on the Middle East region, the travel retail industry will land there too this week for the MEADFA Conference. But while football is battling to dominate headlines at the World Cup, the MEADFA Conference has been created as a stage for […]

Are there too many travel retail shows?

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By Marco Passoni Next week, the travel retail industry will land in Bahrain for MEADFA. This coming together in the Middle East puts a sensible spotlight on the region just as the World Cup turns the attention of the world to nearby Qatar. But this will also be the second time travel retail stakeholders have […]

For tax-free shopping, 20% off is not a discount, it’s a prerequisite

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By Marco Passoni Travel retail will pay a high price for not focusing on price. I feel like I am repeating myself, or maybe shouting into an echo chamber, but I feel I must share once more a fact which, to me, is vital to the recovery and rebuilding of the travel retail market: Price […]

New spaces, new markets, new Trinity: What we learned at the Trinity Forum

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By Marco Passoni It was fantastic to be back at the Trinity Forum last week. The event, expertly hosted by the Moodie Davitt Report team, returned for the first time in three years and we at 2.0 & Partners were thrilled to be there once more. Nothing can beat the experience of an in-person meeting […]

5 reasons why the e.ALERT is a must-have for all brands

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By Marco Passoni The 2.0 & Partners e.ALERT is a ground-breaking new product that puts the tender process into the palm of your hand. With more than 41,000 airports worldwide, it can be difficult to stay on top of all the opportunities, let alone making sure they are the right ones for you. With the […]

New customers. New ideas: What we learned in Cannes 2022

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By Fabio Bernardini We are now a week removed from the excitement of the latest edition of the Cannes and the TFWA World Exhibition. So, what did we really learn at what was in reality the first ‘full’ event since the pandemic? And what did it tell us about how out industry will work in […]

Where has the excitement gone in travel retail?

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By Marco Passoni This year marks three decades since I first attended the TFWA Exhibition in Cannes. This event, which kicks off again this week, is the biggest showcase of our industry. Almost every year people come from around the world to showcase new products, new ideas and their latest highlights. Over the years I […]

Finally getting it right: Welcome back UK tax-free shopping

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By Marco Passoni Last week, the UK Government, under new Prime Minister Liz Truss, announced it is bringing back tax-free shopping for visitors to the island. I know I am not alone when I say: About time! This is a situation that should never have arisen. One of the benefits of the much-debated Brexit was […]