M1nd-set’s ‘Five Things You Need To Know About’… H1 2021 shopping trends

By Luke Barras-hill |

Welcome to the latest edition of ‘Five Things You Need To Know About…’ – an easy-to-digest *data portion courtesy of leading travel retail Swiss research firm m1nd-set.

Below you’ll discover five top facts concerning Q1 and Q2 2021 shopping trends compared with previous years [click to enlarge infographic].

Despite the lower share of duty free visitors out of total pax (37%) versus 2019 (41%), those that decide to purchase are spending more on average in 2021 ($176) compared to 2019 ($134).

Self purchases in the first two quarters of this year enjoyed a six percentage point increase on Q1 2020 to total 49%.

In addition, staff interaction in Q1 and Q2 leaped to 72% compared with 47% recorded in Q1 2020.

*Fieldwork conducted in Q1 and Q2 2021 using m1nd-set’s unique database of international travellers. For more information on m1nd-set, contact: [email protected]


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