The Heartbeat of Travel Retail

awpl are Australia’s leading retail solutions provider in the travel sector. We are proudly Australian owned with a strong focus on supporting local producers in our 50+ domestic & international airport retail locations across Australia and New Zealand.

Every touch point of the awpl brand aims to connect local and international customers to Australia. We lead the way in travel retail by making our offering authentic, proudly local and delivered with a true Aussie spirit in every customer interaction. We help people access Australia by providing exciting, relevant retail concepts for each destinations’ tourism market. Our current retail concepts include:

• Gift & Souvenir
• News, Books & Convenience
• Luggage & Travel Essentials
• Sheepskin & Merino
• Health & Wellbeing

awpl is a young, energetic, “can do” organisation that thrives on new opportunities dictated by our customers and landlords.

21
Years
10
Airports
13
Concepts
50
Stores
200
Supply Partners
500
Employees

Our Culture

awpl was founded in 1995 by Managing Director, Costa Kouros, and his meticulous, honest and hands on approach has been the driving force behind the business’ evolution into a world class airport retailer. This culture ensures that we all deliver on promises and continue to build relationships of trust and loyalty with our supply partners and landlords.

Costa Kouros

Managing Director

Matthew James

Manager: Innovation & Implementation

Voula Dimopoulos

Head of Merchandise

Helen Rotella

Finance Manager

Stav Vafeas

Manager: People & Culture

Nathan Upson

Manager: People Development & Performance

Yosu Plaza

Business Analyst

George Svinos

Advisory Board

Wai Tang

Advisory Board

Our Support Centre

Located in Port Melbourne, our Support Centre exists to support our stores, our people and our customers. The Support Centre is not a Head Office! We don’t have secretaries and P.A’s running around getting coffees and booking meetings. We do it ourselves.

The Support Centre is made up of over 30 people in various teams such as: People & Culture, Merchandise, Systems & Innovation, Finance and Design.

We’re a big family and are always willing to lend a hand. 

awpl likes to give back, and supports the local and broader community as well as charities big and small.

We have regular events at our Support Centre to drive donations and community involvement all year round. If you are a charity or a local not-for-profit organisation, get in touch to let us know how you would like us to be involved.

We are proud supporters of: