Paradies Lagardère and TripAdvisor open new travel essential stores at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

ATLANTA, 2018-Feb-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, and TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP), the world’s largest travel site, announced today (February 01, 2018) two new travel essential stores at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) at Gate A14, and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Terminal 4.

With more than 455 million monthly visitors, TripAdvisor helps travelers worldwide find the latest reviews and lowest prices. In addition to offering travel essentials, these TripAdvisor branded stores feature a large, interactive screen that travelers can use to learn more about the surrounding area. With just a tap, customers are able to easily access the latest TripAdvisor reviews and traveler photos for nearby hotels, attractions, restaurants and more to help them plan the perfect trip.

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“Paradies Lagardère works with its airport and brand partners to create enhanced customer experiences and stay on the cutting edge of offering innovation and technology,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO at Paradies Lagardère. “The TripAdvisor travel essential concepts both include an interactive tool that’s entertaining, fun, and truly useful in helping travelers. We’re thrilled to continue to bring this pioneering travel essential store to airports throughout North America, and this unique store is a great addition to the already strong retail programs at IAH and PHX.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Paradies Lagardère and extending the reach of the TripAdvisor brand into the George Bush Intercontinental and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airports,” said Nicole Brown, Senior Director of Brand Partnerships, TripAdvisor. “The TripAdvisor travel retail store concept allows us to further our mission of helping travelers worldwide plan and book the perfect trip by offering them a convenient way to purchase all the travel essentials, as well as quick access to our more than 570 million reviews and opinions on 7.3 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions via innovative in-store touchscreens.”

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Paradies Lagardère is the leader in introducing new and innovative brands into the airport retail environment. The partnership with TripAdvisor began in 2016. The stores at IAH and PHX, along with the store at Toronto Pearson International Airport already exceeding expectations and sales, totals three TripAdvisor stores to open in less than six months. Paradies Lagardère will introduce one more TripAdvisor concept in 2018 in Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU).

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs.

We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning ARN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Brooks Brothers concept, and Best Airport Retail Store Design for Dylan’s Candy Bar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mail to:nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère to bring TripAdvisor, Mach1Medical and Drugs & More at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

TripAdvisor, Mach1Medical and Drugs & More provide unique new retail and service offerings in Terminal 4

ATLANTA, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, was awarded a new travel essential store and a specialty service location at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). After careful consideration of the needs of PHX, its employees and its passengers, Paradies Lagardère created a winning bid that not only addresses the airport’s specific objectives and goals, but also creates memorable and positive shopping and customer service experiences for passengers.

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“We are thrilled and very appreciative of this opportunity to continue expanding our long-standing relationship with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and deliver these concepts in Terminal 4,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “These specialty service and travel essential offerings will be a great complement to the airport and a strong fit for the passengers in this market.”

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The travel essential store and specialty service location proposed in Paradies Lagardère’s winning bid for Terminal 4 include:

  • TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel website and app with more than 390 million unique visitors monthly. The TripAdvisor travel essential store will offer consumers a convenient, one-stop shop that covers all of a traveler’s needs, sell products such as toiletries, neck pillows and beverages, and could include some TripAdvisor-branded products. The PHX TripAdvisor store location will also support local, regional and state businesses and national vendors. Air travelers will be able to purchase local favorites such as Sonoran Kettle Corn and Cactus Candy, and souvenirs from Southwest Ornaments, Dos Damas Designs and Hand N Hand Designs.
  • Mach1Medical is a state of the art, on-demand medical clinic that will be located in Terminal 4. Created by Dr. John Shufeldt, Mach1Medical will serve travelers experiencing non-life threatening medical conditions, as well airport employees experiencing minor health issues. The revolutionary concept uses a Six Sigma-driven process to rapidly evaluate and treat patients in a high-quality, patient-centric manner.
  • Drugs & More will also be offered with Mach1Medical, providing travelers with newspapers, magazines and travel accessories. Over-the-counter medication, electronic accessories, gourmet snacks, ice-cold beverages, luggage, and apparel will also be available for purchase.

Paradies Lagardère is also supporting the local community through partnerships with the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) and My Brother’s Keeper. SARRC is an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to autism research, education, evidence-based treatment, and community outreach. Its mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. In February 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Paradies Lagardère has employed associates from both programs.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. We also deliver high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options. Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning ARN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Brooks Brothers concept, and Best Airport Retail Store Design for Dylan’s Candy Bar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mailto: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère