Hainan, the resort island province in South China, saw increased tourist footfalls at its popular shopping destinations during the five-day May Day holiday, provincial authorities said. Nearly 729,000 items were sold at the nine duty-free outlets on the island between Saturday and Monday, with total sales revenue edging up to 485 million yuan ($74.92 million), up 222.79 percent and 215.24 percent on a yearly basis, respectively, according to Haikou Customs, which oversees the offshore duty-free shopping business in the province. Tourist footfalls at the duty-free shops stood at 65,400 as of Monday, up 140.23 percent over the same period a year ago, according to local Customs officials. Cosmetics, perfumes, bags, glasses, liquor and electronics were among the bestsellers during the holiday period, the officials said, adding that the increased shopping quota as well as promotional measures like discounts, vouchers and lottery draws continued to attract more tourists to the island. … [Read more...] about For duty-free stores in Hainan, holiday spells shopping quota peak
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Retail giant Dixons Carphone has announced plans to close all 35 travel stores in the UK – placing 400 jobs at risk. The company said the closures are linked to the government’s decision to stop tax-free airside shopping at the start of January. All affected employees will all be offered alternative roles within the group, which owns the Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse brands. The group said travel restrictions also played a part in the decision to axe the 35 stores, which typically bring in revenues of £20million a year. “We do not expect passenger numbers to recover sufficiently to compensate for the removal of airside tax-free shopping by the UK government from 1 January,” a statement said. "This has led to the difficult decision to close this business." The announcement came as Dixons Carphone also said that - thanks to strong recent sales - it was paying back £73million in furlough support from the government. In December, the group's chief executive Alex … [Read more...] about Dixons to close all airport branches with 400 jobs at risk after tax-free shopping axed
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh International Airport might be the ticket to your next job. READ MORE: Crash Involving Minivan And Car Kills 3, Critically Injures 2 Kids It is holding a retail concessions job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11. READ MORE: Heinz History Center Offering Free Admission To Teachers In May The airport is looking to fill both part-time and full-time positions with more than 25 shops and restaurants. Jobs include bartenders, cooks, servers, cashiers and more. MORE NEWS: Bells Across Pennsylvania: People Asked To Ring Bells Tonight To Honor Frontline Workers Parking will be free for attendees, and they can find validation stickers for their vehicles at the Meet and Greet table. … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh International Airport Holding Job Fair Next Week
Human error led to two higher-risk passengers from Papua New Guinea mingling with green zone departures in Brisbane Airport on Thursday . The red zone passengers, who were incorrectly allowed into the green zone at around 9.55am (local time), spent two hours in the terminal before being located by airport staff, Brisbane Airport Corporation confirmed. Three quarantine-free flights out of Brisbane – two to Christchurch and one to Auckland – were warned of the potential exposure event in the airport terminal. Around 390 passengers were on these flights, but it’s believed only “a handful” were in the vicinity of the red passengers. READ MORE: Kiwi arrivals from Brisbane may have been exposed to travellers from PNG Covid-19: Customs and Immigration NZ officers can process red and green zone passengers on same day Trans-Tasman bubble: Auckland Airport expecting 1000 per cent increase in Tasman flights Trans-Tasman bubble: What you need to know if you're flying to … [Read more...] about Covid-19: How did the Brisbane Airport breach happen? Could that happen at New Zealand airports?
I AM jumping out of a Range Rover in the middle of Amsterdam’s red light district with Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. The Top Gear presenters had just dreamt up another crazy late-night challenge — Celebrity Sex Shop Sweep. We had 15 minutes to visit a sex shop and buy a present for a colleague in the team. This was one of those moments when you think: “Well, I didn’t see this coming during my careers talks at school.” Later, with plenty of booze flowing, we present our gifts to one another in a hotel conference room. I can’t actually remember what I bought, my mind has blanked and been scarred by the ones I do remember. Like Richard Hammond’s. He was given a head harness and gag with a large penis attached. Jeremy’s package was a large silicone set of buttocks. Another night, this time in Birmingham, it was decided to swap the fleet of Range Rovers for a huge limo that could carry all ten members of the Top Gear Live team. It was decked out with full … [Read more...] about What Top Gear was really like from boozed-up sex shop visits to bum jabs to cure hangovers