BREAKING: AsPac Travel Retail Awards finalists

By Luke Barras-hill |

The winners of the 2024 Asia Pacific Travel Retail Awards will be broadcast on TRBusiness.com in March.

TRBusiness and m1nd-set are pleased to announce today (19 February) the finalists in the consumer-voted 2024 Asia Pacific Travel Retail Awards (scroll below for the list in full).

The shortlist comprises the top rated products, CSR and promotional activities as voted by an exclusive panel of travelling consumers in the region.

For the uninitiated, all entries to the 2023 Global Travel Retail Awards were auto-enrolled into the 2024 Asia Pacific Travel Retail Awards (see down for the methodology behind the awards).

TRBusiness.com will reveal the winners and highly recommended honours in a virtual ceremony due to take place in early March – click below to register.

The hugely popular regional iteration, which launched in 2021, thrusts Asia Pacific travelling shoppers’ purchasing habits firmly in the spotlight, proving highly instructive to buyers and suppliers alike.

Voted by Asia Pacific shoppers

Those that achieve finalist, winner and highly recommended status earn the right to display the revered ‘Voted by Shoppers’ logo on product packaging, at point of sale and promote this through their broader marketing activities, which in turn can help to drive incremental sales.

In recognising this year’s crop of finalists in an enhanced category lineup introduced for the 2023 Global Travel Retail Awards, the 2024 Asia Pacific Travel Retail Awards reaffirms the industry’s commitment to investing and innovating in unique products and services recognised for their value by consumers across the region.

The timing has never been more important, as Asia Pacific continues to claw back passenger traffic and sales following the turbulence of recent years in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nigel Hardy and Janice Hook, Co-Owners and CEOs of TRBusiness, commented: “The quality of the entries and the resultant finalists that emerged in this year’s Asia Pacific Travel Retail Awards bodes well for the region’s steady recovery in global travel retail.

“We applaud the dynamism shown by the entries in the product assortments and commercial investments, many of which are tailored specifically for the region. These have struck an obvious chord with the increasingly discerning shoppers, whose purchasing habits continue to shape consumption trends in our business.

“It’s important to note that while entry into the Global Travel Retail Awards automatically includes admission into the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Awards, the winners of the global awards are not necessarily guaranteed to win in the Asia Pacific regional edition. This proves that in the world of travel retail, ‘one size does not always fit all’ and illustrates the importance of suppliers offering tailor made and bespoke products specifically aimed at this particularly important travelling consumer group.

“With that very much in mind it remains essential that the investments in innovation and partnership, demonstrated in the entries, continue for the benefit of the wider industry and we look forward to recognising the standout performers next month in our free-to-air virtual ceremony – don’t miss it.”

Peter Mohn, CEO and Owner, m1nd-set, added:The mindset of the travel retail shoppers in Asia Pacific is knowingly different compared to the rest of the world, which we clearly see in our research conducted in the region across all categories. It is therefore crucial for travel retail stakeholders to have a clear and in-depth understanding of the perceptions and expectations of the consumers in this region.

Additionally, Asia Pacific will be the most important region for the travel retail channel in the coming years, and it is therefore imperative to reward the companies who have done an excellent job in meeting the needs of the consumers in this part of the world.

In short, the award winners have done an outstanding job; I was quite surprised about the fact that most award winners in Asia Pacific are different compared to the ones winning the global awards, but then it again confirms how significantly different the market in Asia Pacific is compared to the rest of the world. I was fascinated by how great certain products and initiatives are perceived in Asia Pacific. I personally think all industry stakeholders should take a good look and be inspired by what the winners have done right.”

Best Children’s Product

Ferrero – Kinder Surprise T6 Smurfs Edition

Micro Mobility Systems AG – Micro Scooter Luggage Junior Mint

Morpho Travel Experience – Antonio: The Kindest Sloth Plush Toy

The Lego Group – Disney Celebration Train

 YV Global – Emojem Charm Bracelet

 

Best Confectionery & Food Product

Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG – Ritter Sport Travel Edition Vegan Tower

Butlers Chocolates – Butlers Mini Bar Collection Bag

Chocdecor BV – Lollipop Dino Rexy & Dino Roary

Cloetta Global Travel Retail – Red Band Real Fruit & Berries

Cloetta Global Travel Retail – Red Band Real Fruit & Citrus

Delica AG – Mahony Gift Pack

Fazer Confectionery – Dumle Fudge

Fazer Confectionery – Geisha Selection

Lindt & Sprüngli (Schweiz) AG – Lindt Swiss Masterpieces Box 143g/193g/386g

Maestrani – Munz Travel Line Plane, Space Rocket & Pirate Ship

Perfetti Van Melle – Mentos Mini Candy Fan

Rigo Trading – Haribo & Maoam Duo Pack Sour

Summerbird Organic – Amber Croquant Handcrafted Bar

 

Best Electronics Product

 Shenzhen Hali-Power Industrial Co., Ltd. in partnership with GMAX Travel Retail – MiLi MiCard

Skross – Wireless Bluetooth Audio Adapter

 

Best Fashion & Accessories Product

Balance, Inc. – Balance Puffer Cosmetics Bags

Dolphin Innovations GmbH – Tru Virtu Click & Slide Wallet Vegan Bio Apple Black-Red/Silver

Fraas the Scarf Company – Bugatti Made in Italy Foldable Travel Hat – 100% Paper

Fraas the Scarf Company – Fraas Made in Germany “Ugly” Xmas Scarf

gateretail – Wizz Air Design Trio Pack of Travel Socks

Marine City Duty Free – Orobianco Dymmite Bag

Storyteller represented by Travel Retail Bespoke – Storyteller FlagMate

 YV Global – Amore Italia Chain Classic Rainbow

 

Best Fragrance Product

Ajmal Perfumes – Amber Wood

Coty International BV (HQ) – Boss The Collection Bold Incense

Coty International BV (HQ) – Boss The Collection Daring Saffiano

Coty International BV (HQ) – Boss The Collection Vigorous Cologne

Coty International BV (HQ) – Burberry Goddess EDP

Coty International BV (HQ) – Chloé ADF Magnolia EDP

Coty International BV (HQ) – Gucci Flora Gorgeous Magnolia

Interparfums – Anna Sui Sundae Pretty Pink

Molton Brown – Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold Eau de Parfum

 

Best Low- & No-Alcohol Product

Caleño Drinks – Caleño Dark & Spicy

Caleño Drinks – Caleño Light & Zesty

Iris Vigneti – Bella Dream Gold

Zero Proof UK Limited – Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Amaretti

 

Best Makeup Product

Coty International BV (HQ) – Burberry Foundation Beyond Wear Perfecting Matte Foundation n20

Dr. PawPaw Ltd – Dr. PawPaw Beach to Bar Collection

L’Oréal – L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Lift Mascara

Mavala – Mavala Mini Bio-Color

On the Mark Consultancy Ltd. – Morphe Runway Ready Artistry Palette

Rosalique Skincare – Rosalique 3 in 1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF50

 YV Global – Made by Mitchell Destination: Blursh Island

 

Best Nicotine (non-combustible) Product

ANDS – Seek

Philip Morris International – IQOS ILUMA WE Limited Edition

 

Best Skincare, Haircare, Bath & Body Product (under €40)

 Dr. PawPaw Ltd – Dr. PawPaw It Does it All 7 in 1 Hair Treatment Styler

HAAN – Travel All Hair Types Shampoo

L’Occitane Group – Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

L’Oréal – La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400

L’Oréal – La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+

L’Oréal – L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Clinical 12% Pure Vitamin C Face Brightening Serum

Margaret Dabbs London in partnership with GMAX Travel Retail – Firming Leg Serum

On the Mark Consultancy Ltd  – Skin Generics – SPF 50+ Mixing Drops

On the Mark Consultancy Ltd – Tan Luxe Glow Oil

Revlon – Elizabeth Arden: Elizabeth Arden Ceramide 3×7 Capsules Tin

Rituals Cosmetics International B.V. – Amsterdam Collection Pouch Set 2023

This Works – This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

 YV Global – Soak Sunday Botanical Bath and Body Oil

 

Best Skincare, Haircare, Bath & Body Product (over €40)

Cellap Laboratoire SA – Cellcosmet CellEctive CellLift Serum

Coty International BV – Crème Princière – The Cream

Coty International BV – Lancaster Sun Perfect Sun Illuminating Cream SPF50

Coty International BV – Orveda – The Healing Sap

Dr. Levy Switzerland – 4 Miracles Mask & Stem Cell Cure

Dr. Levy Switzerland – The Intense Eye Rescue

Formulae Prescott – Tri-Balm

Johnson & Johnson  – Dr. Ci:Labo Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich Lift Ex

Johnson & Johnson – Dr. Ci:Labo Super White 377VC Serum

L’Oréal – Kérastase Genesis Anti Hair Fall Fortifying Serum

L’Occitane Group – Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

On the Mark Consultancy Ltd. – Bon Voyage Discovery Box: The Beach Bag Edit

 

Best Spirits Product (under €40)

Anora – Koskenkorva Climate Action Vodka

Anora – Skagerrak Nordic Gin

Anora – Valhalla Herb Liqueur Shot

Bardinet SAS – Beehive VSOP

Douglas Laing & Co Ltd. – Remarkable Regional Malts Mini Pack Global Traveller’s Edition

GMAX Travel Retail – Au Vodka Pink Lemonade 70cl

LCWS Brands, LDA – Per Se Aperitif

The House of Somrus – Somrus Rum Cream Liqueur

Wattshot Gin represented by Travel Retail Bespoke – Wattshot Gin

 

Best Spirits Product (over €40)

Anora – Larsen Cognac Aqua Ignis

Choya Umeshu Co., Ltd – Choya Utage Aged 5 Years

Diageo – Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Levante Spirits – Ginepraio: Organic Mediterranean Dry Gin

Pendulum Spirits – Fable Hound: Chapter 5

Pernod Ricard – Chivas Regal 18 Year Old Grand Cru Margaux Wine Cask Finish

Pernod Ricard – Jameson Triple Triple

Schraml – Die Steinwald-Brennerei e.K.: Stonewood Drà Strong One Single Malt Whisky 5y

Whyte & Mackay Travel Retail – Jura Islanders’ Expressions No. 2

William Grant & Sons Global Travel Retail – Glenfiddich Perpetual Collection

 

Best Sustainable Product

Bitmore Limited – Snoooza Carbon Neutral Memory Foam Pillow made from Recycled Ocean Bound Plastic

Dolphin Innovations GmbH – Tru Virtu Click & Slide Wallet Vegan Bio Apple Black-Red/Silver

Dopper – Dopper Original

Krush – Krush Whitening Toothpaste Tabs with Superfoods

Kurate International – Adore Reversible Hoop Earrings

L’Occitane Group – L’Occitane en Provence limited edition ‘Gift of Nature’ Shea Hand Cream

Molton Brown – NEW Refill Infinite Bottle

PLAYin CHOC – PLAYin CHOC ToyChoc Box Dinosaurs

Rocks Whiskey Chilling Stones – The Original Rocks

Sustainaholics – Sustainaholics Aluminis

True Gum – True Gum: Mixed Multipack

 

Best Travel Accessory

Be Relax – Original Plus Pillow

Beter – Deslía Pop Up Brush Retractable Bristles

Cabeau – The Neck’s Evolution S3 Travel Pillow

Oqular Clip represented by Travel Retail Bespoke – Oqular Clip

Skross – The Original Swiss Blanket by Skross

Skross – The Original Swiss Pillow by Skross

Travel Blue – Infinity Pillow: Our Blue Way

 

Best Watches & Jewellery Product

Clogau – Clogau Kiss Pendant

E. Gluck Corporation – Nine West Textured Flower Dial Faux Leather Strap

Kurate International – Circle of Love Bracelet Set

Nora Norway AS – Nora Norway Link Set

Nora Norway AS – Nora Norway Sandy Set

 YV Global – Ashley & Taylor Bohemian Style Watch and Bracelet Set

 

Best Wines Product

Bottega SpA – Lemon Spritz

Ogier – Clos de l’Oratoire des Papes: Les Chorégies blanc 2021

Penfolds Global Travel Retail (Treasury Wine Estates) – Penfolds 2018 Bin 169

Sogrape Vinhos SA – Silk & Spice Red Blend

 

Best Charity Initiative

Cabeau – Clean Hub

High Speed 1 – St Pancras International, Christmas Tree in Partnership with The Princes Trust

 

Best Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

 Starboard Cruise Services – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Starboard

VSPT Wine Group – Tayu

 

Best Sustainable Initiative

Dubai Duty Free – ‘Plant a Tree, Plant a Legacy’

Enviro-Point – Biotransformation STEBs: Replacing a Single Use Plastic Problem

 Lagardère Travel Retail – The Future is Local

Morpho Travel Experience – CLA – Comunidad Latinoamericana de Artesanos

 

Best Airport Commercial Promotion

Brown-Forman – Woodford Reserve: The Sensory Lounge

Duty Zero by cdf – 5th Anniversary ‘Barley & Beats’ Pop-Up Digital Installation

Frankfurt Airport – That’s Before Tomato Juice

Heathrow Airport – Hacienda Patrόn: Heathrow Terminal 5

Qatar Duty Free – Score Great Gifts

 

Best Cruise & Supplier Promotion

To be revealed during the broadcast in March…

 

Best Retailer & Supplier Promotion

Brown-Forman – Woodford Reserve: The Sensory Lounge

International Shoppes – Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series Pop-Up, JFK T1

Lindt & Sprüngli (Schweiz) AG – Global Travel Retail The Gift of Bliss Heathrow Lindor Activation

L’Occitane Group – Travel Retail Dynamic ‘Gift of Nature’ Campaign at Frankfurt Airport

Mumbai Duty Free  – Bowmore 1965: 52 Years Old

Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail – Lotte Duty Free Changi Airport Pop-Up Boutiques

Qatar Duty Free – Oreo Day

How it works

As mentioned, all entries to the consumer-voted 2023 Global Travel Retail Awards gained automatic entry into the 2024 Asia Pacific Travel Retail Awards.

CLICK HERE to view the 2023 Asia Pacific Travel Retail Awards winners.

More than one fifth (22%) of consumers are more likely to purchase a product displaying the Travel Retail Awards ‘Voted by Shoppers’ finalist logo, according to research from m1nd-set.

Meanwhile, almost a third (31%) of consumers are more prone to buying products displaying the Travel Retail Awards ‘Voted by Shoppers’ winner logo.

Finalists achieving the highly recommended or winner accolades will be able to heighten their profile by switching to the respective logos for these achievements.

In order to assess the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Awards, m1nd-set analyses data gathered for the global awards, which were voted on by a panel of 2,000 international travelling consumers sourced from the company’s qualified database.

To generate the results, the Swiss research agency concentrates on the portion of data provided by consumers who are based in Asia Pacific to discover the buying inclinations of those travellers in the region.

By amplifying regional nuances in consumer purchasing behaviours, new opportunities emerge for brand exposure and development.

Global awards: Enter now for early bird discount

As reported, entries opened this month for the 2024 Global Travel Retail Awards, the ceremony of which will take place on Tuesday 3 October at Hôtel Martinez in Cannes during the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

Do not hesitate; click the link below to enter now and ensure you take advantage of the time-limited early bird discount of £260 (available until 12 March; £320 thereafter).

Travel Retail Awards

The closing date for entries via the online portal is 7 June.

To register your interest in attending the Global Travel Retail Awards and for sponsorship opportunities, click here.

For more on the categories and how to enter, visit www.travelretailawards.com

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