Düsseldorf Airport is the “airport for North Rhine Westphalia” – one of Europe’s largest economical areas.
Air traffic in the metropolitan region with its 18 million citizens in a 100 kilometers radius is concentrated on the airport, with most flight connections, a close-knit European network, an ever-growing number of intercontinental flights and up to 70,000 passengers passing through the airport day by day.
But today‘s airports need to be much more than an air traffic junction: a modern business park, a conference and meeting center, a world of experience with diverse shopping possibilities and food outlets, a location for exciting events – exceeding customers’ expectations 365 days every year. Düsseldorf Airport with all its businesses is therefore following one goal towards every customer: feel comfortable and enjoy the airport.
Travel Blue was founded in 1987 in the UK in order to
solve and service the needs of travellers. Back then, there were only a
few solutions that provided comfort and security. The products that did
exist were basic in their design and functionality and were not well
distributed in retail stores. When we realised these travel needs, we
knew that there was an opportunity to improve travellers’ experiences.
This is when we started the Travel Blue offer of a one-stop shop for all
We started from humble beginnings, selling and
manufacturing from our
home in London and today, over 30 years later, it is clear that Travel
Blue is a substantial part of the travel accessories revolution and has
become over time a world leader. Travel Blue is still a family-owned
business whose core values are innovation, environment and social
responsibility. Though worldwide, we are still able to offer the
dependency and stability of a big brand whilst maintaining the service
and personal customer support of a family business.
We know that travelling is an inseparable part of life – whether it’s
work or taking a leisure trip, we are as passionate about it as you are.
That is why we make the most reliable, comfortable, beautifully
designed and environmentally conscious travel accessories – promising
you an enhanced, relaxed and stress-free experience.
With over 200 products sold in over 110 countries and thousands of
stores – including the most luxurious Airport Duty Free shops, Luggage
& Bags shops, Travel, and Department stores around the world,
alongside Online stores and Marketplaces – all choose to carry Travel
Blue’s products for its range, design and quality as one of their
Global Blue operates one of the world’s biggest and most trusted Tax Free Shopping networks, providing its customers with savings of up to 19% on everything they purchase abroad at any of Global Blue’s 270,000 shopping partners. Global Blue are experts on foreign travellers’ shopping and spending and makes retail transactions between merchants and their foreign customers, easier and more rewarding for everyone. Having introduced the concept of Tax Free Shopping over thirty years ago, Global Blue now offers a wide range of services that help consumers shop and spend wisely when they are in foreign countries, and merchants and banks increase their revenues from the lucrative traveller market.
Global Smiling is the digital marketing agency for global travelling shoppers, housing the top European, Chinese and Russian marketing experts. Our offices in Hamburg, Chongqing and Moscow provide the best cross-border communication and marketing solutions to increase consumer base, namely, content marketing (Chinese and Russian travellers in specific), multi-lingual website creation, project-based consultancy, mobile marketing, CRM solutions, and virtual office solutions.
Z-ZOOM specialise in creating and providing high quality and stylish
reading glasses for customers on their travels. Our mission is to make
fashionable reading glasses available to those that need them, wherever
they need them, in airports all over the world.
Whether customers want to enjoy their book on the plane, read out on
the beach or they spend many hours in front of a screen – we recognise
the increase in demand for reading glasses to suit different situations.
Our collection offers customers with stylish, effective and practical
reading glasses to slip into their carry-on bag.
We pride ourselves in providing glasses with modern designs, colours
and frames to enable customers to look good and feel good in their new
readers. All of our glasses are made of the highest quality materials to
ensure that we are delivering our customers with the best possible
solution for their needs.
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One of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa currently flies to 203 destinations in 74 countries. The air carrier offers hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. With the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, SWISS and a stake in Brussels Airlines, additional hubs include Vienna, Brussels, and Zurich. The entire Group flew a total of 108 million passengers in 2015. In 2016’s summer schedule the Group airlines offer more than 11,500 weekly frequencies to 301 destinations in 100 countries worldwide. As an industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating one of the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleets in the world. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was also the launch customer for the Boeing 747-8. The Lufthansa Group currently has 251 new aircraft on order to be delivered by 2025. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues to build new or upgrade existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network. Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet now features all new onboard products in each class– bringing Lufthansa one step closer to becoming the first five-star airline in the Western Hemisphere. Additionally, the entire Lufthansa Group long-haul fleet is equipped with its onboard broadband wireless Internet service, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit LH.com.
Global Shopping Forum is the business platform for the Travel & Shopping industry. We bring together the industry leaders, top decision-makers, experienced practitioners and innovative entrepreneurs to discuss the market insights and best practices in order to optimize the business and maximize the profits.