SPECIAL REPORT: AIRPORT RETAIL TRENDS
Improved locations, creative seating and upscale offerings
are transforming the travel experience.
By Pauline Hammerbeck, Contributing Writer
how we travel. Fifteen years later, there are more intensive security
screenings and protocols; travelers are all a bit more stressed, arriving
earlier to airport terminals and lingering at gates longer than ever before.
Those changes have had an equally dramatic impact on the world of aviation
retail design. With travelers making a beeline for security checkpoints, airport
facilities have pushed their commercial offerings from ticketing/check-in locations to post-security spaces, where travelers are spending upwards of two to
three hours prior to their flights.
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