Indira Gandhi International Airport T3 and Aerocity are shopping and entertainment hubs for tourists and locals alike
With something for every one, the Delhi Duty Free Shop (DDFS) at T3 houses a vast range of liquor, tobacco, wines, teas, chocolates, some souvenirs, snacks, perfumes, make-up, jeans, lingerie and accessories. It has an exclusive Victoria’s Secret store, the only one in India. Travellers find many schemes and discount offers. These shops are managed by Delhi Duty Free Services. It is a single largest duty free retail operator in India.
Why shop at Delhi Duty Free Shop?
This is an excellent airport which is world class, so passengers are spending more quality time at airport, thus more dwell time to shop.
Who is the shopper?
It’s an international airport and only international travellers can avail shopping allowance. It’s not open for domestic travellers. Arrivals account for 65% business and departure 35%. Arrival has mainly Indian shoppers whereas at departure Indians account for only 45%, thus more and more foreign nationals are buying. Overall customers are from India, UAE, London, Kathmandu, USA, China, Japan. The Chinese and Japanese are top high-end product buyers.
Delhi Duty Free Shop is the largest duty free store in India?
Delhi Duty Free has the best prices in the region and the region includes top airports people travel to: Singapore, Heathrow-London, Dubai, Bangkok, Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi. There is the widest range of single malts, perfumes and cosmetics, assortment of confectionery brands, top fashion brands.
Many ‘first launches’ happen at Delhi Duty Free. World class promotions include winning a BMW, gold, trips to Switzerland, free bags. This has bought DDFS brand image at par with Dubai and Singapore which are known for interesting promotions.
Offers are 24/7, 365 days. Delhi Duty Free is one of the most awarded duty free for social media followings, promotions, car promotions, innovative marketing campaigns.
Differentiator between Delhi Duty Free and other duty free shops in airports abroad.
India is the key differentiator. The pricing benefit vis a vis many international operators is the key benefit.
Global brands at best prices. Shoppers save at least 20% as compared to downtown markets. Also, in many cases shoppers save over 10% as compared to international operators. Gifts with purchases are key benefits.
What is ‘Shop & Collect’?
Shop at departure (pay as well) and collect at arrivals.
- Extensive staff training
- 24/7 customer care
- Chinese and Japanese interpreters
- Hassle-free refund and exchange policy
- Website free pre-order service
- Free shop and collect service
2. Entertainment-Shopping-Food-Office Hub Worldmark
Delhi’s much-talked about Aerocity now offers a shopping bonanza at Worldmark 2. International tourists can enjoy VAT-exempt shopping at Central. There is also a Food Capital, Worldmark 1, a food court with multi-brand outlets. On weekends there is entertainment with live music and other programme gigs. Sometime back, a comedy gig by stand-up comedian Amit Tandon had Delhiites laughing their stress out.
Worldmark also houses national and international business companies like Ernst & Young, Airbus, Goods and Service Tax Network, Credit Agricole, Industrial Bank of Korea and Hike Messenger, among others.
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