Retail in Asia


Tumi expands APAC travel retail presence, opening in Thailand, Korea, Jakarta and India


Tumi, the renowned international brand known for its exceptional travel, lifestyle, and accessories offerings, is making waves in the travel retail industry as it expands its APAC travel retail presence.

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Tumi‘s recent openings on May 1, 2024, at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport and Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport are just the beginning.

Tumi will launch forthcoming stores at Indonesia’s Soekarno–Hatta International Airport and India’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

Situated in one of Asia-Pacific’s most significant and bustling travel retail hubs, the new 50 sqm store at Incheon International Airport in Seoul stands as a testament to Tumi’s evolution as a global luxury brand.

Tumi stores at Incheon International Airport in Seoul with nearly 19-feet-tall façade. Source: Tumi

The store’s striking architectural façade was brought to life by design firm CJ2 and local South Korean studio Design POOM.

Not to be outdone, the newly opened Tumi store at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok also boasts an elegantly illuminated façade adorned with the iconic T-icon pattern.

Both APAC travel retail locations exude an air of sophistication and offer sleek interiors that bring TUMI’s signature design language to life.

The Tumi store at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Source: Tumi

Travel retail will continue to be a key focus through thoughtfully planned and skilfully executed designs that bring customers into our world and speak to the way they travel today,” said Aris Maroulis, vice president for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at TUMI.

Anticipated to open in late May, the store at Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, will join a roster of duty-free shops and restaurants within its largest and newest Terminal 3.

Occupying a prominent and highly visible location, this airy and sophisticated space is expected to welcome up to 25 million international travelers annually.

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In another exciting development, the store at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, India, is set to debut in mid-June.

Mirroring the sleek design seen across other locations, this store will be positioned within the country’s second-busiest airport, catering to a vast number of travellers passing through its doors.