Travel Retail Awards 2019: Entries now open

By Charlotte Turner |

Awards image JPGTRBusiness is now accepting entries for the 2019 Travel Retail Awards, which will culminate in a grand awards ceremony at Singapore’s Conrad Hotel on Monday 13 May, 2019.

Global DF&TR suppliers are encouraged to enter their products via the new easy-to-use online portal.

*Please note airports are automatically entered based on data provided by m1nd-set’s database of international airports.

To enter the awards and take advantage of our special early bird discount (available until 14th December) please CLICK HERE.

The Travel Retail Awards was established to recognise true ingenuity in product development and an unfaltering commitment to retail concept and service execution in the channel.

Every single product entered into the awards will be submitted to a team of over 5,000 travelling shoppers for evaluation, sourced from m1nd-set’s unique international database.

Products are also appraised by a team of international travelling bloggers and video bloggers, with a broad range of experience travelling around the globe.

The blogger panel will have the added advantage of being able to touch, feel and experience each product for themselves before evaluating.

The results generated by m1nd-set’s database will represent 70% of the overall score for each product, while the points awarded by the bloggers and vloggers will represent 30%.

See the video below to learn more about the bloggers and vloggers’ experience of judging products.

 

 

TANGIBLE RESULTS

The Travel Retail Awards is unlike any other and by simply entering the awards you will gain access to critical feedback, which will enable you to tailor your product offering to international travellers’ needs.

In just one year, the Travel Retail awards logo has already become a stamp of approval that is recognised by consumers as previous winner, Francis Ng, Toscow General Manager, attests to.

Travel-Retail-Awards-why-enter-2019-tall“With the introduction of the Travel Retail Award logo on our inflight listings page, we experienced more than a 15% increase in sales as compared with previous months. We also put the logo on all our social media and this generated a lot of interest from both our corporate clients as well as general consumers.”

Winner of the 2019 Jewellery Category, Toscow has promoted the win directly to travelling consumers using the 2018 Travel Retail Awards Voted by Shoppers winners’ logo.

“Receiving the award was a great recognition of our work and commitment to the travel retail industry,” adds Henri Brunel, Philippe de Rothschild S.A.

“It also crowned our new innovative packaging (no paper label bottle, all engraved) for Mouton Cadet Reserve and our new style of wine, with a higher concentration of fruit; a smoother and rounder style of wine.

“We were very proud to receive this award, especially from a panel of consumers and bloggers. It caught the attention of many industry wines & spirits buyers who were interested in expanding the range with this new Mouton Cadet Reserve.”

Another beneficiary of the exposure afforded by the Travel Retail Awards is Butlers Chocolates, which won Best Confectionery Product for its Platinum Collection.

Since winning, the supplier has been proudly displaying its Voted by Shoppers logo at London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and has received rave reviews from customers.

“Highlighting the Butlers’ product as an award winner has really helped to raise the profile of the brand and engage customer interest, helping to drive sales,” confirms Kathryn Kindness, Country Commercial Category Manager at World Duty Free.

HELPING THE INDUSTRY GROW

As reported by TRBusiness.com, the 2018 Travel Retail Awards logo has already been displayed on product packaging, in airport advertising and on retailer point of sale material to millions of passengers by the industry’s leading airports and retailers. These include DFS, Shilla, Lagardère Travel Retail, Changi Airport and many more.

Teo Chew Hoon Changi Airport New“Changi Airport Group is delighted to be recognised at the inaugural consumer-voted Travel Retail Awards,” says Teo Chew Hoon, Group Senior Vice President, Airside Concessions, Changi Airport.

“This vote of confidence is a testament of our efforts so far and pushes us to continue redefining the boundaries of travel retail.

“Passengers’ needs and aspirations takes precedence in our endeavours to make Changi Airport one of the world’s best airports to shop and dine at.”

For more information and to enter immediately, Click here.

WHY ENTER?

Aside creating invaluable contact with shoppers, the Travel Retail Awards is engineered to assist suppliers in tailoring future products to consumers’ expectations and needs.

– Finalists and winners will be entitled to use the special consumer-recognised Travel Retail Awards logo – the only award for travel retail products that is voted for by consumers.

– Winners and finalists can use this accolade to help gain sales.

– Every product entered receives a FREE consumer feedback document from m1nd-set.

– ALL products entered can utilise consumer feedback to improve B2B travel retail listings.

– Products will be evaluated by blogger and video blogger influencers.

– ALL finalists will receive a complimentary ticket to the awards dinner in Singapore.

To view the full list of categories, including information on the entry process, click here

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As reported, Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail has once again committed to supporting The Travel Retail Awards. Other companies are due to confirm their support in due course. 

For details on how to become a sponsor, please contact: [email protected]

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