Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 23

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   The 2018 Orlando Women in Travel Retail Networking Cocktail meeting will take place on SUNDAY evening,  March 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Marriott Spa Pool area (West Terrace). Just prior to […]

Emily Ratajkowski: new face of Kérastase

Beauty and social media icon Emily Ratajkowski was revealed as the new face of Kérastase in January, and her image is currently rolling out in Kérastase Travel Retail shops. Featured on the covers of major fashion magazines, and on Instagram where 16 million followers are inspi-red by her, Emily is a beauty icon, and the muse […]

Kérastase opens 3rd TR store in São Paulo

Following its highly successful partnership with Dufry, L’Oréal-owned hair care brand Kérastase has opened a third store in Terminal 3 departures at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. Sales from this 14sqm outlet are already beating expectations, says the company, and the location which is frequented by Brazilian and Argentine travelers, enhances the brand’s status, and reputation, […]

DFASS and partners inaugurate ground-breaking DFW duty free stores

DFASS Group with its partner CBI Retail Ventures (CBI) officially inaugurated the largest duty free store in the western hemisphere last week at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Terminal D. The 19,000-square-foot, two-level TRG Duty Free store, which has been open since December, offers passengers experiential shopping including two executive mezzanine lounges, $2 million […]

Top Dufry and Carnival Cruise execs headline speaker lineup at ASUTIL/IAADFS Summit of the Americas

ASUTIL and IAADFS have now released the full slate of speakers for the Executive Conference Sessions at the 2018 Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas to be held March 18–21, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Julían Díaz González, CEO, Dufry and Gustavo Antorcha, Chief Operating Officer, Carnival Cruise Lines will headline the Executive Conference Sessions, […]

CTO Caribbean Tourism Performance Report 2017: some growth after hurricane impact; recovery underway

CTO this morning presented its annual Caribbean Tourism Performance Report 2017 & Outlook. The catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destinations last September slowed down tourism’s progress but did not stop it, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Ryan Skeete, the CTO’s acting director of research announced at a news conference […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 21

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Heinemann Americas celebrated the official opening of its first ever cruise ship shop in the Americas onboard the Carnival Liberty in Port Canaveral, Florida last week, the first of four ships Heinemann Americas […]

Bacardi to acquire Patrón Tequila for $5.1 billion

Family-owned Bacardi Limited announced today it will acquire 100% of Patrón Spirits International AG and its ultra-premium Patrón brand. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, follows the successful relationship the companies have had for nearly a decade since Bacardi’s initial acquisition of a significant minority stake in Patrón in 2008. The transaction […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 20

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   The New Year has started with a slew of new Boardroom deals that could have some impact on the products sold in travel retail.   The big announcement released this afternoon was that Bacardi was […]

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