The game-changing initiative and awards event recognises true ingenuity in travel retailing. It awards airports and products following a judging process, which involves expert research and priceless consumer blogger and video blogger feedback to crown the industry’s trailblazers.

Following popular demand and interest from the industry, the awards included the cruise ship retail sector for the first time in 2020.

The 2020 edition of the consumer-voted Travel Retail Awards also featured consumers voting for the ‘Best Green Initiative at an Airport’ and the ‘Best F&B Offer at an Airport’.

In 2021, the ‘Green’ award evolved into into two new awards: ‘The Best Sustainable Supplier’ award and ‘The Best Sustainable Airport, Airline, Cruise and Rail Retail’ award.

The 2022 edition, held at the Majestic Barrière Hotel in Cannes, was attended by over 220 guests. To view all the 2022 winners of the product, airport and sustainability awards, click here


See the picture gallery from the 2022 Travel Retail Awards ceremony here


The 2023 edition will mark the 6th edition of the annual Travel Retail Awards. 

“The consumer-voted Travel Retail Awards was developed with one sole aim: to provide honest, quality feedback and recognition to airports, retailers and suppliers through the lens of the consumer. In turn, we are hearing from all participants in previous editions of the Travel Retail Awards that the responses garnered from bloggers/ vloggers and consumers via our partner m1nd-set’s database of international travellers are helping to simultaneously drive sales while increasing consumer awareness.

We’re delighted to take the highly-acclaimed Travel Retail Awards to the global industry summit in Cannes.

This is a natural evolution of the event, as it grows in importance and recognition. The format of the Awards ceremony will inevitably be different to the usual awards dinner and ceremony due to uncertainty over social gathering restrictions, but we’re confident the event will be highly anticipated by all, given the particularly strong interest we’ve already received in recent weeks.

We’ve been deeply encouraged by the extremely warm response to our Travel Retail Sustainability Week from all corners of the industry. The extension of the Green award into two sub-categories is again a natural evolution, given the fast-growing focus among all companies on sustainability across all sectors.”

TRBusiness Owners, Janice Hook and Nigel Hardy.

“Shopping is an essential part of the passenger’s experience and when they travel through an airport, their journey/holiday begins. The top airports around the world provide perfect environments for truly memorable retail experiences and it’s a time when customers can find unique and interesting products, sometimes for the very first time. We see from our research that they have strong opinions about the retail experience and are willing and enthusiastic to share.”

Peter Mohn, Owner & CEO, m1nd-set


The TRBusiness and m1nd-set teams look forward to welcoming you all to the 2023 Travel Retail Awards ceremony in Cannes!