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Travel retail

Travel retail Archives

‘That’s the power of the US market’: July co-founder talks global expansion

Athan Didaskalou explains why the Aussie luggage brand's recent US launch has been such a success.

Samsonite strikes a positive note as Covid wreaks havoc on sales

Covid’s ongoing impact on global travel continues to impact travel-retail brand Samsonite which has recorded a loss attr...

Strandbags hit with seven counts of misleading sales practices in New Zealand

The Commerce Commission alleges that between July 2018 and January 2020, Strandbags used misleading sales practices to s...

Flight Centre predicts $500 million loss for FY21

“Nothing is certain in this market except [that] we will not be paying a dividend in 2022."

‘We are hopeful’: travel retail welcomes Hong Kong-Singapore bubble

Just a week after a trans Tasman travel bubble was opened between Australia and New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong hav...

Back from the brink: Antler ushers in a new era

Last May, struggling global luggage company Antler fell into voluntary administration, but now it's focusing on a new pr...
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Heinemann MD ‘devastated’ by lack of government support of travel retail

Job losses 'inevitable' as government fails to support travel retailers decimated by pandemic.

Beyond JobKeeper: ARA looks to steer travel retail to recovery

ARA chief executive Paul Zahra says the travel retail industry is at breaking point and could shed thousands more jobs i...

Rip Curl buoys Kathmandu through first half

Earnings for the half are expected to hit between $47 million and $49 million.

DFS launching T Galleria Brisbane in 2022

The location will be DFS’ largest in Oceania, and further grows the number of new store launches for the brand.

Flight Centre eyes “pent up demand” as Australia opens up

Flight Centre has seen a “significant” increase in demand as global travel restrictions begin easing, the business said ...

Rimowa launches Australian online store

Premium luggage label Rimowa has opened Australian online store, which features both English and Simplified Chinese.

Flight Centre exits its “most challenging” year with a $510m loss

Flight Centre can currently service about 40 per cent of its regular business.

Flight Centre may lose up to $875 million in FY20

Travel restrictions and tens of thousands of refunds could put the travel retailer into the red.

Lagardère Travel Retail reopens outlets in ANZ domestic terminals

Travel retailer says handful of reopened stores will serve as test cases.

From the source: Cameron Holland, Luxury Escapes

CEO discusses how the business is coping with travel bans.

From the source: Felicity McGahan, Strandbags

A frank conversation with the CEO of Strandbags about her impressive career.

Crumpler gets serious about Southeast Asia

Melbourne brand opens first store in the Philippines as domestic market hits saturation point.

Webjet earnings to take hit from Thomas Cook collapse

British travel company's demise could reduce earnings by $7 million.

The cat’s out of the bag: Inside the new Strandbags

How the 92-year-old retailer is bucking the trend.