Drum roll, please… the finalists in the consumer-voted 2023 Travel Retail Awards Asia Pacific are announced and ready to view. Are you on the list?
TRBusiness and event partner m1nd-set are thrilled to reveal the products, airports and other industry stakeholders that have emerged as finalists in the third edition of the hotly anticipated regional awards programme.
All the finalists named below are in the running for the highly recommended and winner accolades, which will be revealed in a virtual ceremony to be aired via TRBusiness.com in early April.
An extension of the hugely successful Global Travel Retail Awards, the Asia Pacific edition puts region-specific purchasing habits in the spotlight, providing an important indicator of what consumers are seeking in the channel.
In turn, it is a welcome boost to the duty free and travel retail industry as it continues on its path to recovery.
All entries to the 2022 Global Travel Retail Awards were auto-enrolled to the 2023 Asia Pacific Travel Retail awards (see below for more background on the APAC Awards). Here are the finalists…
Best Children’s Product
Nestlé International Travel Retail – Smarties Toppers
Micro Mobility Systems – Micro Trike Deluxe Blue
The LEGO Group – Fire Rescue & Police Chase
Best Confectionery and Fine Foods Product
Alfred – Ritter GmbH&Co.KG – Ritter Sport Choco Cubes Strawberry Yogurt Pouch
Butlers Chocolates – Butlers Protein + Chocolates – Salt Caramel
Chocdecor/Belfine BV – Unicorn & Dragon Lollipops
Cloetta Holland BV – The Jelly Bean Factory 36 Flavour Mix 175g Tube
Nestlé International Travel Retail – KitKat Senses Tablets
Ferrero – Ferrero Rocher Tablets white chocolate
Lindt & Sprüngli (Schweiz) AG – Lindor Milk Bag 100g
Mondelez World Travel Retail – Toblerone Bundles
Perfetti van Melle – Mentos Jumboroll Fanta
Perfetti van Melle – Mentos Mini Pencil case
Ricola AG – Ricola Assorted Sugarfree 75g Tins
Best Electronics Product
Polished London represented by GMAX – UVC Toothbrush Steriliser
Shenzhen Hali-Power Industrial Co., Ltd. represented by GMAX – MiLi Mag-SoundMate
Soft Magic Systems Computers LLC – Merlin Travel Mate Pro
WITHit – Apple Watch 3-Pack Band Bundle
WITHit – Apple Watch Table Charging Stand in Black
WITHit – Sleepy Owl Disc LED Reading Light by WITHit
Best Fashion & Accessories Product
Dolphin Innovations GmbH – Tru Virtu Click & Slide Wallet Vegan Bio Apple Black-Red
Fraas – The Scarf Company – C02 neutral Fraas Ruana
Storyteller – Storyteller FlagMate
Best Fragrance Product
Coty – Burberry Hero Eau de Toilette for Men
Coty – Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum For Women
Coty – Hugo Boss Boss Bottled Parfum
Coty – Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold Eau de Parfum
Inter Parfums Inc – MCM EDP
Best Make-up Product
Coty – Burberry Kisses Matte Russet 93
Coty – Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit 808 Kylie
Londontown represented by Brands of Style BV – Londontown Perfecting Nail Veils Set
L’Oréal Paris – Color Riche Intense Volume Matte
Best Skincare, Haircare, Bath and Body Product
Baroque & Rose represented by GMAX – B&R Pure Organic Face Milk
Coty – Lancaster 365 Skin Repair Youth Renewal Serum
Johnson & Johnson Asia Pacific – Aqua Collagen Gel Enrich Lift EX
Laboratoire Nuxe – Super Serum 
Moroccanoil – Moroccanoil Treatment
On the Mark Consultancy Ltd. – Egyptian Magic
Rituals Cosmetics – The Ritual of Jing Travel Exclusives 2022
YV Brands – Scientia – Sunshine & Sea
YV Brands – Transformulas – Marine Miracle Crème
Best Spirits Product
Anora – Skagerrak Nordic Dry Gin
Beam Suntory – Jim Beam Lineage
Distell International Ltd – Amarula Vegan
Equiano Limited represented by GMAX – Equiano Original
Douglas Laing & Co. Ltd. – Douglas Laing’s Remarkable Regional Malts Global Traveller’s Edition Miniature Pack
G & J Distillers (part of Quintessential Brands Group) – Opihr Aromatic Bitter European Edition
Glen Moray Distillery – Glen Moray Signature 15yr
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail – Ballantine’s 23
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail – Ki No Bi
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail – Royal Salute 25
Schraml – Die Steinwald-Brennerei e.K. – Stonewood Drà Bavarian Single Malt Whisky
SomPriya Fine Spirits – Somrus
SPI Spirits (Cyprus) Ltd. – Cenote Blanco Tequila 40% ABV
SPI Spirits (Cyprus) Ltd. – Kentucky Owl The Wiseman Straight Bourbon Whiskey 45.4% ABV
SPI Spirits (Cyprus) Ltd. – Stoli Vodka 40% ABV
William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd – Grant’s Triple Wood 12 year old
William Grant & Sons Global Travel Retail – The Balvenie Cask Finishes – GTR Exclusive Range
Best Sunglasses & Eyewear Product
To be revealed in the broadcast.
Best Travel Accessory
Cabeau – Incredi-belt
Cabeau – Incredi-heat
On the Mark Consultancy Ltd. – Beach Powder
Best Watches & Jewellery Product
Coeur de Lion – GeoCUBE Precious Fusion Pearls earrings multicolour pastel
Coeur de Lion – GeoCUBE Precious Fusion Pearls necklace multicolour pastel
E. Gluck Corporation – Anne Klein Considered Solar Powered Ceramic Watch
E. Gluck Corporation – Silver-Tone Crystal Bracelet Watch with Earrings & Necklace Set in a Black Faux Croco Clutch Bag
WITHit – Anne Klein Premium Crystals Ceramic Bracelet Band for Apple Watch
Best Wine Product
Bottega S.p.A. – Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC
Henkell & Co – Mionetto Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG Brut
Henkell & Co – Segura Viudas Organic Brut
Treasury Wine Estates – Penfolds Champagne Brut Rosé NV
Best Sustainable Supplier
Distell International Ltd – Bunnahabhain Eirigh Na Greine GTR Exclusive
Le Lab Nature SARL – Solid Hydration Boosting Serum
Mondelez World Travel Retail – Toblerone 360g Bar
Bitmore – e-Pro Power Qi 10K
VSPT Wine Group – Tarapaca Gran Reserva Organic Wine
Best Overall Product
To be revealed in the broadcast.
Best Airport for Customer Service
Abu Dhabi (AUH)
Best Airport Digital and Social Media Offer
Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
Best Airport For ‘Sense of Place’
Best Airport for Retail Environment
Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Best Airport Food & Beverage Offer
Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Best Sustainable Initiative at an Airport, Airline, Cruise or Rail Company
KrisShop Pte Ltd
Starboard Cruise Services
Vancouver Airport Authority
Best Overall Airport
To be revealed in the broadcast.
All those listed above are able to utilise the 2023 Travel Retail Awards Asia Pacific Finalist seal of approval on their packaging, at the point of sale and in their wider communications and marketing. This can help to make a tangible impact on sales.
Research by m1nd-set has found that 22% of consumers are more likely to purchase a product displaying the Travel Retail Awards Voted by Shoppers Finalist logo.
Those who go on to be awarded Highly Recommended or Winner accolades will be able to heighten their profile by switching to the respective logos for these accolades.
The m1nd-set research has found that almost a third (31%) of consumers are more likely to purchase products displaying the Travel Retail Awards Voted by Shoppers Winner logo.
About the 2023 Travel Retail Awards Asia Pacific
All entries to the 2022 Global Travel Retail Awards were auto-enrolled to the 2023 Asia Pacific Travel Retail awards.
To generate the results, m1nd-set draws upon the data gathered for the global awards, which were voted for by a panel of 2,000 international travelling consumers selected from the company’s qualified database.
The Swiss research agency zooms in on the portion of data provided by consumers who are based in Asia Pacific to discover the buying inclinations of travellers in the region.
Together, TRBusiness and m1nd-set strongly believe that amplifying regional nuances in consumer purchasing behaviours affords new opportunities for brand exposure and development – both fundamental aspects of the duty free and travel retail industry’s collective recovery.
“The Travel Retail Awards Asia Pacific is uniquely positioned to reveal the latest product preferences and shopping trends of Asian consumers,” said Ben Webb, Managing Director, TRBusiness.
“The finalists and winners selected by shoppers from this region are often very different to those chosen by the wider global audience.”
CLICK HERE to view the 2022 Travel Retail Awards Asia Pacific Winners.
Nigel Hardy and Janice Hook, joint CEOs and Co-owners of TRBusiness added: “It is crucial for the industry to recognise that when it comes to listing products, ‘one (global) size does not fit all’ and the consumer-voted 2023 Travel Retail Awards Asia Pacific will prove that point.”
The 2023 Global Travel Retail Awards
Entries to this year’s Global Travel Retail Awards, which are taking place on 3 October during the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes, are open until 2 June 2023. Click here to enter.
All entries to the 2023 Global Travel Retail Awards will be automatically entered into the 2024 Travel Retail Awards Asia Pacific.
To find out more, please visit the dedicated website at www.travelretailawards.com.