Avolta opens duty free shops in Hong Kong

31 May 2024 12:25

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Hong Kong/Basel - Avolta is expanding in the Greater China region by opening its first duty free shops at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal. This is a ferry terminal and heliport offering travel connections to Macau and cities in southern China.

The global travel retailer Avolta AG, which is headquartered in Basel, is expanding its footprint in the Greater China region, further details of which can be found in a press release. For example, two duty free shops are to be opened at the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal. Located in the departures and arrivals halls, the two new stores offer a wide range of duty-free categories such as liquors, tobacco and foodstuffs with local favorites and premium international brands, as the company writes in the press release.

According to information from the company itself, Avolta successfully applied for the concession for the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal, which is in actual fact both a ferry terminal and heliport offering travel connections to Macau and cities in southern China, at the end of 2023. The terminal is located in Sheung Wan, situated immediately west of Hong Kong’s main business district on the north shore of Hong Kong Island. It is also part of the Shun Tak Centre, a commercial and transport hub that attracts around 7 million passengers per annum.

“A key transit point for both local commuters and international travelers, our new shops are set to become a go-to destination for travelers seeking high-quality duty free products as they embark on their journeys or return to Hong Kong”, comments Jaswinder Singh, Managing Director North Asia at Avolta, in the press release.

A listed company, according to its own information Avolta AG is a global provider of travel retail and travel gastronomy options, with 5,500 outlets in 1,200 locations across 75 different countries around the world. It operates across the three segments of duty free, travel retail and food and drink. With more than 60,000 employees, the company serves up to 2.3 billion passengers per year. ce/gba

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