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Press Release

January 17, 2019

New Additions to Retail Program at Raleigh–Durham International Airport


Fashion, travel essentials and electronics provide fun retail offerings to travelers

Atlanta, January 17th, 2019 – Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, celebrated its new retail program with a fun media and passenger event at Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU). Paradies Lagardère carefully researched the needs of the airport’s demographics and have introduced several powerhouse brands:

  • With more than 455 million monthly visitors, TripAdvisor® helps travelers worldwide find the latest reviews and lowest prices. In addition to offering travel essentials, the RDU TripAdvisor store features a large, interactive screen that travelers can use to learn more about the surrounding area. With just a tap, customers will be able to easily access the latest TripAdvisor reviews and traveler photos for nearby hotels, attractions, restaurants and more to help them plan the perfect trip.
  • NBC-affiliate WRAL-TV brings a presence to RDU airport with the WRAL travel essential store. WRAL will offer travel essential basics, along with snacks, bottled beverages and electronic accessories.
  • CORSA, a fun and unique “shop in shop concept,” offers fashionable accessories and luggage from exciting brands. Travelers will be able to purchase luggage by Tumi and Lippault, and women’s accessories from MZ Wallace, Furla, Brighton,, Kate Spade, Herschel, and Fjällräven.
  • No Boundaries targets the outdoor and sport enthusiast. The store features apparel and accessories from premium national brands such as Kühl Clothing and Columbia, including jackets, vests, fleece, backpacks, rain gear, camping essentials, water bottles, and a host of other clothing items and accessories.
  • Swarovski has mastered crystal-cutting and innovative design since 1895. One of the world’s premier jewelry, décor and accessory brands, Paradies Lagardère is proud to partner with Swarovski and offer a gorgeous selection of figurines, jewelry and accessories to travelers at RD

The stores will be operated in partnership with local ACDBE firms SB&J Enterprises, led by Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson, and Shelroc Enterprises, led by Shelby Scales.

“Paradies Lagardère is excited to continue to introduce iconic shops to the travelers at Raleigh–Durham International Airport,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO at Paradies Lagardère. “TripAdvisor brings not only travel basics, but innovation and technology to the customer experience; the touchscreen will help travelers plan their trip in the Raleigh area and beyond. WRAL will satisfy all the travel needs of the customer. CORSA will provide beautiful designer luggage and accessories from popular brands. And No Boundaries will help those wanting to experience the best of the outdoors in the area do so with the best gear on the market. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue our successful partnership with RDU and further enhance the traveler experience.”