British Airways has said it is considering stopping its inflight duty-free service on short-haul flights.
“There is limited take-up of duty free shopping on short-haul flights so we are reviewing whether the space needed to store products could be put to better use,” the airline told The Moodie Davitt Report. The inflight service is provided by Tourvest Inflight Retail Services, which won the short haul concession in September 2016.
Tourvest Inflight Retail Services supplies and manages British Airways’ duty-free service worldwide, a contract it has held since January 2012. The concessionaire also gained the airline’s short-haul food and beverage contract in September 2016.
“Given the changing face of customer retail trends, Tourvest Inflight Retail Services constantly reviews its retail strategy and the way we position our inflight duty-free offering,” Michelle Green, Head of Business Development, Strategy & Innovation at Tourvest, told the Report.
“Going forward we see digital engagement and pre-order streams growing and are working with all of our customers on an e-commerce digital strategy for their onboard retail programmes.”
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“Artists and intellectuals in the Mediterranean their places, their roles, their challenges” will be the focus of the Ninth International Meeting of Monaco and the Mediterranean that will be held on March 15 and 16, at the Oceanographic Museum under the High Patronage of HSH the Sovereign Prince (this follows Prince Albert’s 60th birthday on March 14).
The challenge posed by this international symposium, open to the public, is twofold: to recall the richness of the cultural history of the Mediterranean and to highlight the capacity of creative minds to find new expressions of the Mediterranean spirit.
Long considered by Paul Valéry, as "a factory of civilisations", today the Mediterranean ecosystem is threatened, amidst societies that have been torn apart.
Between these two antagonistic visions of the Mediterranean: the one magnified yesterday and the one tarnished today, it is essential to return to examine its heritage, its values, and its vital forces, the organisers say.
Intellectuals and creative minds will be brought together for three roundtables "The Mediterranean: inspirations and circulations","Mediterranean Literature: Cross Dialogues” and "Art on the move,”
Finally, the closing night will be devoted to the showing of a film in the presence of its director.
EcoHub is back with its first event in 2018 taking place on Sunday, December 14, from 1 pm to 5 pm, at StarDeck.
The free environmental workshop on Stars’n’Bars’ upper floor promises an afternoon of exploring nature, for all ages, with fun and games investigating the world of insects, plant life and animals. Participants will learn how to protect nature by reducing waste and recycling everyday materials – such as wood, plastic, water and fabric – in creative ways.
One in a series of EcoHub Sundays promoting eco-wellbeing, the conference will feature Murielle Mouflard's Unknown World of Insects, as well as topics like saving whales and dolphins with The Animal Fund and discovering life in nature with Nicolas Volaire.
The association S'PECE (Awareness of Environmental Protection and Species Conservation), which was created to improve environmental knowledge of fauna and flora, mainly in the PACA region, will have a stand identifying animal footprints, with the example of snakes visible in the natural environment. They will additionally present the impact of waste disposal on the planet.
Stars’n’Bars' eco-animators will also be on hand Sunday to lead an “EcoBrico” activity. No registration necessary.