CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA, 2015-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail has opened the doors to the first of its new luggage and travel accessories concept, The Travel Store.
Debuting recently in Terminal 2 at Cairn’s Airport, The Travel Store offers travellers a true point of difference within the luggage and travel accessories category with its carefully curated product offer and engaging store design.
The 60sqm store, inspired by Lagardère Travel Retail’s sister company in Warsaw Poland, sets the benchmark for future implementations of The Travel Store in the Pacific region.
Providing domestic and international travellers with everything they need for their journeys, The Travel Store sets itself apart through its reimagining of what a modern luggage store should be. With a strong aviation theme present in everything from staff uniforms to the attention-grabbing carousel feature, the store offers a raft of traditional, new and exclusive brands such as Victorinox, Lojel, Antler, The Northface, Alife, Go Travel and Lonely Planet.
David Bisset, Executive General Manager for Lagardère Travel Retail says consumers are looking for more than just a traditional luggage offer. “The Travel Store marks our entry into the Travel category with standalone stores. There is a host of exciting and innovative travel lifestyle products that are yet to be represented in travel retail, and it is our intention to replicate the proven model of our agile tech2go concept, and bring consumers a refreshing next generation of travel store. We thank Cairns Airport for supporting our vision and partnering with us on this exciting new project,” he said
General Manager, Commercial for Cairns Airport, Fiona Ward echoes those sentiments, ““Cairns Airport is proud to partner with Lagardère Travel Retail in the launch of this exciting new concept.
“The Travel Store is a great addition to our T2 retail offer. There is a great range of luggage as well as many other travel products that are sure to appeal to our passengers, whether they are visitors or locals. I invite everyone passing through the airport to be sure to check it out, whether they are shopping for themselves or looking for some great Christmas gifts for family and friends”.
ABOUT LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL: With 3,2 billion euros 100% managed sales in 2014 and a presence in 30 countries, 150 airports and 700 train stations in EMEA, North America and ASPAC, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering and leading travel retail player with global reach. Operating stores in travel essentials, duty free and luxury and foodservice, Lagardère Travel Retail offers a complete range of products and services to satisfy each and every traveller all along his journey. Beyond its three businesses expertise, as a multi-specialist assembler, Lagardère Travel Retail creates value-added opportunities in each location.
In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India
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SOURCE: LAGARDERE TRAVEL RETAIL