Travel Retail at International Cruise Ports and Diplomatic Shops
Valletta Cruise Port: Since we acquired shareholding in Travel Shopping Ltd in 2001, we have been the exclusive distributors for selected tobacco products, fragrances and beauty products within the Valletta Cruise Port Travel Shopping outlet to date.
VCP registered passenger movements of over 780,000 during 2017 and this walk-through outlet is extremely successful.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Since 2014, we have also been operating a set of five duty-free retail outlets in Palma de Mallorca, Spain serving 1.4 million travellers every year. These outlets cover a total floor area of over 280 square metres at the Mallorca Cruise Passenger Terminal. Salvo Grima Group is operating these outlets through its associate company SGM Retail.
Limassol Cruise Port, Cyprus: Salvo Grima Group has just launched a new set of retail outlets at the award-winning new Limassol Cruise Port run by DP World in Cyprus. This outlet opened in May 2019 and is run in collaboration with prestigious partner companies.
DP World Limassol port is the main cruise port on the Southern coast of Cyprus and is considered as one of the largest and busiest ports of the Mediterranean. The brand new 7,000 sqm Passenger Terminal commenced operations in July 2017, offering Cruise lines and passengers a wealth of services to accommodate all their needs accompanied by the high standards and efficiency of DP World Limassol.
Duty-Free Retail Outlet, Tunisia: Salvo Grima Group has partnered with SESAM International Free Market, one of only two companies licensed to conduct duty-free operations in Tunisia to open a Duty-Free Retail Outlet in Tunis. This retail outlet focuses on diplomatic sales to embassies and international bodies based in Tunisia.
Travel Retail at International Airports
Malta International Airport: We have operated successful outlets at the Malta International Airport for over 25 years, focusing on skincare, cosmetics and designer fashion. This has enabled us to build a deep knowledge of the airport travel retail sector and we are proud to include travel retail specialists amongst our highly-trained staff.
Our first airport outlet at MIA was Leaders Skincare and Cosmetics at the MIA Departures Lounge from 1992 to 2008, followed by Singu1ar Skincare and Cosmetics, which operated from the MIA non-Schengen departures lounge from 2008 until the end of its concession in 2014.
We operated the busy Singu1ar designer fashion outlet at the Schengen Departures Lounge at MIA from 2009 until 2018, specialising in Lacoste, Guess and Liu Jo textiles and accessories.
Benghazi Benina International Airport, Libya: Since the airport’s re-opening in 2017, Salvo Grima Group has established an exclusive supply agreement with the operators of a brand-new multi-brand retail outlet in the departures lounge at the Benghazi Benina International Airport. International flights are on the increase as the political and economic situation stabilizes further in Libya and there are currently about 40 weekly international flights to Tunis, Alexandria, Cairo, Amman and Istanbul, making this an exciting new project with scope for ongoing growth.
Tripoli International Airport, Libya: Apart from working at MIA, we ran successful retail outlets at Tripoli International Airport and at the Libyan-Egyptian Border in partnership with Gebr. Heinemann and Air Malta subsidiary Air Supplies Catering Company Ltd for over ten years. These outlets ceased operations in 2011 following the Libyan Revolution.