I love airports. Really I do. I travel a lot and for someone that enjoys a good airport, I am fortunate to get to visit plenty. I travel for business and in general I enjoy it every time. Sometimes I don’t even mind a delay here or there. And who hasn’t found themselves stuck at an airport with time on their hands? When I find myself held up at an airport, one of my most favorite things is to check out the retail and go crazy. And I’m not talking about those cheap gift stores and magazine kiosks from back in the day.
Flying, Airports and Shopping, Oh My!
If you’re a person that travels you understand the amount of hours one can end up stranded at an airport. My go to when I find myself in this situation is work or even a good book. But sometimes you just have to bust loose, get up and explore. It’s amazing all the shops and services so many airports now have.
If you look past the Duty Free, you’ll discover specialized and local stores a plenty. And if shopping’s your thing, then you’re bound to come across some great finds. Don’t get me started on all my cool discoveries. My favorite jeans are from the Philadelphia airport. A certain special bauble comes from the Buenos Aires airport. And just recently I picked up some delicious stuff from, you guess it, the New Orleans airport.
Top Airports for Shopping
EDreams established in 2000 and has become one of the leading e-commerce travel companies in Europe. And is the biggest e-commerce travel company in Spain. For the fourth year they polled over ten million valued customers about their opinions and views when it came to airports. And they covered it all. From The Ten Best Airports in the World to The Ten Worst Airports in the World and everything else in between.
The times they are a changing and these are not the airports from our grandparents’ day. One of the more interesting areas covered in the eDreams study was the Best Airports for Shopping.
And the results are in:
1. Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
2. Dubai International Airport (DXB)
3. Changi Airport (SIN)
4. Hamburg Airport (HAM)
5. Zurich Airport (ZRH)
6. Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN)
7. Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
8. London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
9. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
10. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
There are lots of airport surveys and polls carried out by many companies yearly. And the airports on this list have not only landed on the eDreams results but so many others as well. So get out there and explore.