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Travel Retail Awards

The only consumer-voted awards dedicated to travel retail.

 As reported, the 2021 Travel Retail Awards will take place during

the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes

on Tuesday 28 September. 

Further details on the Awards will be announced soon on TRBusiness.com.





TRBusiness, travel retail’s leading provider of duty free and travel retail news, launched the first and only consumer-voted awards dedicated to the travel retail industry in 2018 in a partnership with leading Swiss consumer research company m1nd-set.

The event’s popularity among industry stakeholders was mirrored at the second edition in May 2019 with double digit growth in the number of entries. The event is now firmly established as one of the must-attend events in the industry calendar.

Following TFWA’s announcement that both the 2020 TFWA Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition and TFWA World Exhibition have been cancelled, the Awards ceremony took place within the TRBusiness digital forum Travel Retail Marketplace (TRMarketplace) late September. Read more here… 

To see a full list of the 2020 finalists and winners, announced during the ceremony on Tuesday 29 September 2o2o, click here.


The game-changing initiative and awards event recognises true ingenuity in travel retailing. It awards airports and products following a judging process, which involves expert research and priceless consumer blogger and video blogger feedback to crown the industry’s trailblazers.



Following popular demand and interest from the industry, the awards included the Cruise Ship Retail sector for the first time in 2020. Also new in the 2020 edition of the TRBusiness Travel Retail Awards, consumers voted for the ‘Best Airport Green Initiative’ and the ‘Best Airport Food and Beverage Offer’.

“The TRBusiness Travel Retail Awards was developed with one sole aim: to provide honest, quality feedback and recognition to airports and suppliers through the lens of the consumer. In turn, we believe the responses garnered from bloggers/ vloggers and partner m1nd-set will help to simultaneously drive sales while increasing consumer awareness.”
TRBusiness Owners, Janice Hook and Nigel Hardy.

“Shopping is an essential part of the passenger’s experience and when they travel through an airport, their journey/holiday begins. The top airports around the world provide perfect environments for truly memorable retail experiences and it’s a time when customers can find unique and interesting products, sometimes for the very first time. We see from our research that they have strong opinions about the retail experience and are willing and enthusiastic to share.”

m1nd-set Owner & CEO, Peter Mohn

The TRBusiness Travel Retail Awards celebrates excellence in travel retail through the eyes of the consumer. These unrivalled awards discover travellers’ favourite products, airport shopping locations, mobile applications, social media activity and much more.