Chalhoub Group launches travel retail concept in KSA’s King Abdulaziz International Airport


November 16, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau

Chalhoub Group launches travel retail concept in KSA’s King Abdulaziz International Airport

Luxury retailer Chalhoub Group has launched ‘The Visitor’, a new travel retail concept with its first location at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This marks Chalhoub Group’s first flagship in the dynamic landscape of travel retail in the Kingdom.

With an innovative retail space spanning 4,000 square metres that seamlessly merges luxury and travel, ‘The Visitor’ delivers a distinctive and opulent shopping experience for the tens of millions of passengers who pass through the airport each year. ‘The Visitor’ is designed to amplify the travel experience and cater to the expectations of the burgeoning younger generation of globetrotters.

Commenting on the opening, Mohammed Aldabbagh, KSA Managing Director at Chalhoub Group said, “We are proud to introduce ‘The Visitor’ at King Abdulaziz International Airport. Our inaugural flagship travel retail store in Saudi Arabia seamlessly blends luxury with the excitement of travel. This new space reflects our dedication to excellence and consideration for the varied needs of each traveller. With a handpicked selection of over 200 distinguished brands from different categories, our objective is to offer a unique experience aligned with the values and aspirations of our customers.”

With the global travel retail market size valued at $55.74 billion in 2022 and projected to grow from $60.72 billion in 2023 to $117.18 billion by 2030, ‘The Visitor’ represents Chalhoub Group’s commitment to creating value for both the regional travel retail industry as well as consumers, as the Kingdom looks to attract 150 million annual visitors by 2030.

“The introduction of our new and unique retail experience, ‘The Visitor’, which has been meticulously crafted in partnership with Chalhoub Group, aims to offer a place where luxury meets convenience for our discerning travellers at King Abdulaziz International Airport. This new retail concept is a destination in itself and is designed to provide an unmatched shopping experience that meets the evolving needs of today’s global traveller, curated with a selection of high-end products that resonate with the expectations and tastes. of each consumer travelling through this airport,” added Paul Neeson, Vice President of Commerical at Jeddah Airport Company (JEDCO).

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