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.”
Philippe Pasqua's exhibition Borderline, at the Oceanographic Museum, closed on January 7 having welcomed 455,000 visitors over the previous eight months.
It was the first time that Grasse-born Philippe Pasqua, who taught himself to paint, lent his art to create awareness about the oceans. Robert Calcagno, Director of the Museum, said the artist had “enriched our mission of mediation and shed light, more sensitively, on the tragedies that are being played out beneath the surface: pollution, the over-exploitation of resources”.
The twelve monumental pieces included a giant tortoise entangled in fishing nets, a nine-metre shark sacrificed to human activity, hundreds of jellyfish piled up in a dumpster ... By their only visual force, these achievements have spoken to the heart of thousands of visitors, amateur enthusiasts or seasoned professionals, presenting a world dominated by limitless behaviour.
“Philippe Pasqua has managed to perpetuate this link so dear to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the one that unites art and science. His works have initiated an unprecedented dialogue with our historical collections,” said Patrick Piguet, Director of Heritage.
The exhibition not only attracted 72 nationalities identified among the visitors but also had the honour to be visited by many personalities, like American Olympic champion Justin Gatlin, actor Patrick Timsit, French international footballer Johan Micoud and World Champion F1 driver Alain Prost.
[caption id="attachment_16132" align="alignnone" width="960"] Opening of Borderline exposition by Philippe Pasqua Photo: Facebook Oceanographic Museum[/caption]
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HSH Prince Albert will be visiting Longjumeau, a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, later this year.
The announcement was made by the mayor, Sandrine Gelot, on Friday, January 12, during her official New Year’s address. The Prince has a strong connection with the town, since among his many titles he is also Count Longjumeau. The visit will take place in June.
The town has recently joined the Association of Historic Grimaldi sites, a network created in 2015 to link the ancient fiefdoms of the Grimaldi family in both France and Italy.
"The Prince has expressed his willingness to visit these sites," said the city council, which sees in this opportunity the opportunity to "talk about Longjumeau differently, through its history."
Among Prince Albert’s other titles, he is Marquis de Chilly and Duke of Mazarin.
Sunday 5 February, 6 pm, Rainier III Auditorium – Salle Yakov Kreizberg
Grande Saison series: symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus with Nikolai Lugansky (piano) and Olivier Vernet (organ). The programme features Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Rachmaninov and Camille Saint-Saëns. At 5 pm, as a prelude to the concert, there will be a presentation of the works by André Peyrègne
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