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Dublin, Aug. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Travel Retail & Duty-Free Market by Product, and by Distribution Channel - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2030" report has been

Dublin, Aug. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Travel Retail & Duty-Free Market by Product, and by Distribution Channel - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2030" report has been added to's offering.

From its impressive foundation of USD 64.79 billion in 2022, the Global Travel Retail & Duty-Free market is destined for spectacular heights, projected to reach an astounding USD 156.28 billion by 2030.

This upward trajectory is guided by an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.7% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2030. As luxury goods and international travel intertwine, the market thrives on the purchasing power and preferences of discerning consumers.

Where Luxury Meets Global Travel

The travel retail & duty-free industry is undeniably shaped by the allure of luxury goods, encompassing high-end fashion, accessories, cosmetics, and spirits.

This powerful blend heavily influences the market, as the preferences of luxury consumers reverberate throughout the product mix and sales performance of duty-free stores. While this dynamic drives market growth, duty-free operators must navigate a landscape of government and customs regulations that can impact the products they offer and their operational strategies.

Navigating Challenges, Unveiling Opportunities

While regulatory challenges pose a restraint, the duty-free industry shines with opportunities. A growing middle-class population in emerging economies, rising disposable incomes, an increasing appetite for international travel, and the expansion of international airports worldwide are propelling market growth. These factors converge to create a landscape ripe with potential for the travel retail & duty-free industry.

Market Composition: A Closer Look

The global travel retail & duty-free market is a tapestry woven with intricate segmentation, featuring product categories, distribution channels, and regions. Product offerings span beauty & cosmetics, alcohol, fashion & accessories, tobacco items, confectionery & catering, electronics, and others.

Distribution channels encompass airports, railway stations, military and diplomatic points, seaports & cruise ships, ferries, border shops, downtown DF shops, and others. Geographically, the market extends across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW).

Europe: The Heartbeat of Luxury

Europe takes the lead, boasting dominant market share that is expected to persist until 2030. Luxury cosmetics from prominent brands like Estee Lauder, MAC Cosmetics, and L'Oreal Paris resonate deeply, while the region's esteemed reputation in the fashion and luxury goods industry adds further allure.

Italian fashion icons such as Gucci, Prada, Armani, and Versace tantalize global travelers, and duty-free shops provide an avenue to acquire these luxury treasures at tax-free prices. Europe's magnetic charm and its role as a fashion powerhouse are pivotal drivers behind the market's growth.

Movers and Shakers Driving the Industry

Key players are spearheading transformative change in the travel retail & duty-free landscape. These influential entities include:

China Duty-Free Group

Lotte Duty-Free

The Shilla Duty-Free


Lagardere Travel Retail

Gebr Heinemann

DFS Group

Sinsegae Duty-Free

Ever Rich Duty-Free

Dubai Duty-Free

Recent Innovations Propelling Progress

Recent developments underscore the industry's evolution. Striving for modernization, inclusivity, and catering to evolving traveler needs, these developments stand as testaments to the industry's dedication to excellence:

Heinemann's rebranded store at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, creating an inviting space while offering diverse products and services.

Dufry's partnership with L'Oreal, launching Valentino Make Up at Heathrow Airport, introducing exclusive cosmetic products to travelers.

Lagardere Travel Retail Belgium's launch of the first automated store at Brussels Airport, harnessing state-of-the-art technology for contactless shopping.

DFS Group Ltd.'s unveiling of its concession at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport's Terminal 3A, offering a curated selection of luxury brands.

Shinsegae Duty Free's expansion into cross-border e-commerce, leveraging digital innovation to cater to evolving traveler needs.

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