Diwali 2018 gifting ideas

This is prime time for gift buying. Show your loved ones that you put thought into your gifts. Show them you care.

What do you do when you’re shopping for gifts for the men and women in your life who have everything and want nothing?

This Diwali 2018, why opt for down town sales when we give you a variety of options to choose from, from the top brands of the world in multiple categories at our duty free shop at Bengaluru International airport. Shop duty free, save big, impress much!

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Forum by Dufry. What’s the buzz all about?

Forum by Dufry is an innovative and dynamic platform aimed at an exclusive, glamorous and high-end audience of travellers. It connects this community with your favourite brands in a unique way being the main reference point for fashion and shopping when planning your journey:

  • A place where celebrities and influencers provide recommendations and share brand stories through their own voice
  • Special services, including apps such as Reserve & Collect, loyalty programmes such as RED by Dufry
  • A space to get to know each brand’s story in an engaging and dynamic way
  • A unique showcase where the best brands present exclusive and new products that can be found only at duty free stores
  • An ecosystem of like-minded individuals, brought together to experience fashion, luxury, travel and beauty in a modern and interactive manner

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With Forum by Dufry we are reinventing the travel retail industry because together we make the airport shopping a special and engaging experience.

Watch this video to learn more https://forum.shopdutyfree.com/en/about-us

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Everything you need to know about Loacker chocolates

You may have noticed the Loacker brand of chocolates in several duty free outlets on your travels. Have you ever wondered about this Italian brand of chocolate and what makes them so popular? It really is a delightful story. Read on.

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This family business was founded by Alfons Loacker in the year 1925 and has developed from a small regional confectioner to a globally known brand available in more than 100 countries.

All Loacker products are made and packaged in the heart of the Dolomites 1000 metres above sea level, according to the highest quality standards.

Loacker has two production sites – Auna di Sotto/Unterinn(Italy) and Heinfels (Austria) where all ingredients are processed fully automatically. But the machines are adapted to the high requirements of artisan quality and are planned, constructed and implemented in-house. Some steps, such as cutting vanilla pods, are still carried out by hand.

In addition to the two production sites, Loacker operates seven Loacker Stores, consisting of the Loacker Café and Pastry shop and the Loacker Brandstore.

The Heinfels site in Austria also boasts Loacker’s World of Goodness with an interactive exhibition and a Pastry Workshop.

Loacker operates backwards integration its own hazelnut cultivation that was started in 2015 in Tuscany, and forwards integration with the opening of additional Loacker Points.

If you haven’t tried Loacker chocolates yet, do not forget to try them on your next visit to our duty free store. You can even pre order them online at www.bengalurudutyfree.in

Check out the fabulous offer of the month on Loacker.

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Cool vs Warm Climate Wines

Some wines have an abundance of fruit flavours and some completely lack all flavour, all together. This can be quite frustrating for a newbie who is still learning about wines and figuring out how to select the right one.

The way your wine tastes has nothing to do with the quality and is only impacted by the climate.

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Warm climate regions tend to have more consistent temperatures throughout the season. The slow change in temperature from summer into winter gives the grapes ample opportunity to become fully ripe but the natural acidity in the grapes is lost. It is a general rule that warm climates produce grapes with more ripe fruit flavours and less acidity.

Warm Climate Wine Regions
California
Argentina
Australia
Southern Italy
Greek Islands
Central & Southern Spain
South Africa
Southern France
Southern Italy

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Cool climate regions can get as hot as warm climates in the peak of the season. However, it is a fact that the temperatures change quickly towards harvest and that makes the wines taste different. Lower temperatures preserve the acidity but make it difficult for grapes to ripen. Thus, cool climate wine regions tend to produce tart fruit flavours and have more acidity.

Cool Climate Wine Regions
Northern France
Oregon
Washington State (see chart)
New York
Chile
Hungary
New Zealand
Northern Italy
South Africa
Austria
Germany
Northern Greece & Macedonia

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The climate regions listed above are generalised. It is possible to have a ‘micro-climate’ within a larger climate type.

So, the next time you are experimenting with a new wine brand or a new type of wine, simply read about where it has been produced to understand how it will taste.

You can visit www.bengalurudutyfree.in for wines from all over the world.

 

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Why RED by Dufry?

Red by Dufry is the leading Duty Free loyalty program. You can earn points almost everywhere you travel, and use them to benefit from in-store discounts and great rewards.

Red by Dufry offers you a world of benefits while travelling.

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Download the app for free and discover all the exclusive advantages available in Dufry stores.

– Become a Red by Dufry member, get your QR code and enjoy immediate discounts in stores.

– Enjoy a world of advantages and discounts inside and outside the airport: VIP lounge access, in restaurants, at hotels, on car rentals and more.

– Activate notifications on your mobile device and get the latest information on new promotions and products you don’t want to miss.

Join Red by Dufry and travel through a world full of discounts and benefits!

Read more here.

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Travel goals for 2018

2018 is going to be a truly exciting year in travel. There’s so much happening all over the world to attract more tourists and boost all types of tourism. There’s something for everyone. No matter what your reason to travel there’s a destination (or two) waiting to be explored.

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For music lovers, here are a list of upcoming festivals worldwide that you can plan to attend all year long.

https://www.festicket.com/festivals/

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Food is one of the main reasons people travel. For all you foodies out there, check out this list of food festivals you can visit this year.

http://allexciting.com/food-festivals-europe/

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Beer lovers will surely want to head to one of these fun fests being held in Europe. Plan ahead.

https://www.departful.com/2013/05/5-german-beer-festivals-that-rival-oktoberfest/

Safe travels…

Must see European towns this winter

From sleigh rides and skiing, to lounging in outdoor thermal pools and raging at ice festivals, Europe has some of the best and most unique places to spend winter. Here are our top picks.
Abisko, Sweden

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If you love the cold, Abisko in Sweden should be your first choice. This Swedish town is known for its incredible views of the Northern Lights. Besides gazing at the Aurora Borealis, you can ski, hike, ice skate, go dog sledding, and explore the national parks. Also, visit the world’s first and most famous ice hotel, Icehotel, in nearby Kiruna.

Prague, Czech Republic

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Picture snow-capped spires, cobblestone alleys, and old-fashioned street lamps! Prague is truly a winter fairy tale waiting to be discovered. It is usually tourist-free in the winter. The city’s natural beauty really comes to life under a blanket of snow. Stroll through the streets, see the sights at your own pace and warm up at a local café where more than a dozen types of hot chocolate are served.

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Iceland is among Europe’s coldest areas and there are many reasons why its capital is a must-see winter destination. The annual Winter Lights Festival in February is one of the best European celebrations. The city also has an abundance of winter sports, museums, and restaurants making it a happening place. Reykjavik has many outdoor geothermal swimming pools, which are some of just a few in Europe. Imagine relaxing in naturally warm waters while the snow falls around you.

Bled, Slovania

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Bled’s incredible natural beauty combined with its peaceful surroundings make it one of the most beautiful alpine areas in Europe. Renowned for its healing climate and thermal lake water it is a small city perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing winter escape. And if you’re looking for adventure – its terrain is ideal for anyone interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, or ice skating. Also it is home to Bled Castle, a medieval fortress believed to be the oldest castle in Slovenia.

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen is one of the most fairy tale-like cities in Europe, in the winter. Join the locals who spend their afternoons and evenings relaxing, drinking hot chocolate, and enjoying their beautiful surroundings. Top sights in Copenhagen include Tivoli Amusement Park, Christiansborg Slot, and Rosenborg Castle, which are so charming when covered in snow. Copenhagen also has a winter culture month, Wondercool, which occurs in February and includes concerts in unusual venues, art shows, and culinary events.

Wherever you decide to go this winter, do not forget to come back home and shop for European chocolates, wines and more… at our store. Pre-order at our website.

Happy Holidays!