Paris or Hainan? Where next for Chinese shoppers?

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By Marco Passoni I saw an interesting article on the Fashion Network website last week, which posed an interesting question in relation to China’s luxury shoppers now travel restrictions in the country have been eased: Paris or Hainan? Since news of the change to China’s travel rules on 8 January was announced, both the luxury […]

Why 2023 must be the year of the pop-up in travel retail

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An idea popped into my head last year and it is one which I believe should be a guiding light for travel retail over the next 12 months: Let us make 2023 the year of the pop-up in this market. I have long been among those calling for a new look at how we use […]

7 highlights from the luxury sector in 2022

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With 2022 almost behind us, this is a good moment to take stock and recognise some of the moments where the luxury and luxury travel retail markets truly excelled themselves in the past 12 months. Despite the challenges and calls from many – myself among them – for brands and retailers to think bigger and […]

7 New Year’s Resolutions for the travel retail market

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By Marco Passoni As much of the world heads into the holiday season, all of our thoughts must turn to the year ahead. If 2022 has been the year we laid the foundations of our new normal, 2023 is the year we must build it. Here are my resolutions for our market over the next […]

Christmas Wish: Let’s create a more sustainable and united world

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By Marco Passoni When we look back, I think we will see 2022 as a formative year – both for our industry and for the planet as a whole. If the pandemic was a reset which brought about seismic shifts in our world, then this was the year when we started to build the ‘new […]

What we have learned in 2022 in luxury and travel retail

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By Marco Passoni As we bid farewell to 2022, we are putting behind us a year which I believe has shaped the future of how we will do business in both the luxury and travel retail markets. The trends and changes which we have grappled with in the past 12 months will define many of […]

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 […]