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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Minister of State, Serge Telle, accompanied by members of the Government, extended his New Year greetings to the editors of the main local and regional media on Monday, December 15 at the Yacht Club's Sunrise Deck.
Mr Telle made reference to the elections to the National Council, due to take place in February, took stock of the Government's central policies and the priorities for the coming year.
The Minister of State, in the company of Minister of Finance Jean Castellini, Minister of Environment Marie-Pierre Gramaglia and Minister of Interior Gilles Tonelli, also spoke of his commitment to the work of the media: “I believe more than ever in the need of the press at a time when, like you, I know that everywhere the press is criticised and its need disputed.”
He also touched on the other major challenge faced by established media, the business model turned upside down by the arrival of social networks.
“I want to tell you how much I am convinced of the importance of your mission and the desire for excellence that drives you.”
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Racing car enthusiasts have until the end of January to view the exceptional Bugatti Chiron, currently displayed at the Prince’s car museum.
The car is named after Monaco motor racing driver Louis Chiron, winner of the 1931 Monaco Grand Prix on a Type 51 Bugatti.
The latest model is a 1,500 horsepower car that claims to be the most powerful, most luxurious and fastest production car in the world (max speed 460 km/h). Equipped with a 16-cylinder engine in W, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. It will be produced in a series of just 500 copies, with a price tag in the region of €2.4 million.
The three-month Bugatti car show began will end on March 10 at the Prince of Monaco Car Collection.
Meanwhile, the Monaco Post Office is issuing stamps featuring the Lotus 49, driven by Jim Clark to win the Monaco Grand Prix in 1967. Also featured will be a stamp commemorating the Mercedes-Benz W196, driven by Stirling Moss and Fangio, who was crowned world champion in F1 in 1954 and 1955. The stamps go on sale on February 19.
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Wednesday 13 September, 5 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library
Literary tea, focusing on the initial works shortlisted for the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation Discovery Grant
Information: +377 93 15 29 40
Sunday 19 February, 3 pm; Wednesday 22 February, 8 pm (gala); Saturday 25 and Tuesday 28 February, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner with Steven Humes, José Cura, Jean-François Lapointe, the Monte-Carlo Opera Chorus and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nathalie Stutzmann, organised by the Monte-Carlo Opera
Information: +377 98 06 28 28