The European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated relaunch of the ETRC Business Performance Index at the upcoming virtual ETRC Business Forum on January 27.

Created in 2004, the ETRC Index provides unique insights into airport shopping figures and trends in Europe thanks to data contributed by participating Travel Retailers. Available to ETRC members only, it will be published three times a year and a year-to-year update will be presented yearly at the occasion of the ETRC Business Forum.

Compiled with the expertise of Pi Insight, the Index will present trends on aggregated sales movements covering airside airport retail in sales across four main categories – Beauty, Liquor, Confectionery & Fine Foods and Tobacco.

ForwardKeys will be providing their valuable passenger index with historical flight data, drawing on the most comprehensive air ticketing datasets in the industry.

We are extremely pleased to be able to present the renewed ETRC Index at our upcoming Business Forum. Thanks to a robust methodology based on the direct participation of our retailer members, we believe this will provide a great service to all of our members considering the importance of data sharing in this volatile environment.

Nigel Keal

At ForwardKeys we are really excited to be partnering with ETRC and their members in providing our valuable traveller data for their Index. ForwardKeys has been pioneering and processing real-time daily travel data since 2010. Our traveller data is one of the best available, helping our clients across many sectors to understand the traveller trends during this volatile period driven by Covid.

VP of Business Development

Stephen Hillam, Managing Director at PI Insight commented: “We are delighted to be supporting the ETRC and its members on such an important initiative. Understanding how the European region is performing will be key to the recovery and we are very excited to be developing these insights through the direct participation of the retailers on a regular basis going forward.”

Contact us to learn more about the full suite of travel data solutions at ForwardKeys or download the brochure below to learn more about Traveller Statistics, made for the travel retail industry.

Traveller Statistics brochure

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