Baja Duty Free teams up with Bloommiami to open first Diageo store-in-store at San Ysidro

Diageo and Baja Duty Free have collaborated with design, architecture and brand-consulting agency Bloommiami to create a Diageo store-within-a-store for Baja Duty Free’s San Ysidro location, The permanent store, which opened in August, features Diageo’s popular brands including Johnnie Walker, Buchanan’s, Bailey’s and Captain Morgan, as well as the brand’s luxury division, World Class. The […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 2

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   International Shoppes‘ stunning new stand-alone Beauty Store at Terminal 1 in New York’s JFK International Airport provides nearly three times the space the travel retailer had available for the category previously – and shoppers are responding […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 1

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 big news of last week was Duty Free Americas‘ huge win of two of the three blocks of duty free space tendered by Panama’s Tocumen Airport, with Motta Internacional’s Attenza Duty Free retaining […]

Jordanian company Alzawrae strives to introduce its Mazaya shisha tobacco in travel retail beyond the Middle East

  Jordanian-based Alzawrae, producer of the Mazaya brand of shisha tobacco, is returning to TFWA World Exhibi-tion this year at stand H53 and the Don Michele Yacht. The company is determined to reflect the rapidly growing popularity of shisha smoking in markets outside the traditional Middle East stronghold, and continues to invest heavily in pro-moting […]

The Ritz-Carlton takes its luxury to sea

 The award-winning luxury hotel brand, The Ritz-Carlton, is entering into luxury yachting and cruises. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The Ritz-Carlton will provide luxury hospitality service under a long-term operating agreement. Named The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, this venture […]

Coach introduces the Coach x Selena Gomez Collection

New York-based Coach announces the launch of Coach x Selena Gomez, a new collection in partnership with the actress and singer. Featuring the Selena Grace, a bag designed by Selena in collaboration with Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers, the offering also includes small leather goods and accessories available for a limited time. The Selena Grace, […]

International visits to the United States +2% in January 2017; but five of top 10 inbound markets show decreases

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that the United States welcomed a total 5.6 million international visitors in January 2017, a two percent increase in arrivals when compared to January 2016. This figure (preliminary data) marked the first month of growth in total U.S. visits since June 2016. However, non-resident visits from overseas countries (all […]

IATA: Strong air traffic demand growth continues in June 2017

Air travel recorded its fastest first-half growth in 12 years, pushing load factors to record highs, reported the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its latest traffic report. The group expects the strong results to continue, with the peak northern summer travel season likely to be record-breaking. Global passenger traffic demand for June (measured in […]

DFASS wins Charlotte, N.C. retail contract

DFASS has been awarded the duty free concession at North Carolina’s Charlotte Douglas International Airport, reports The Moodie Report. The six-year contract is expected to start in mid-September and covers a 1,200sq ft duty free/duty paid shop in the D Concourse that will be renovated in the first quarter of 2018. DFASS currently operates a […]

Bruno Richard promotion at ELC

Bruno Richard has been promoted to Vice President, General Manager, Travel Retail Europe Middle East and Africa (TR EMA) reporting to Israel Assa, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Operations, Travel Retail Worldwide. He will relocate to London. Most recently based in Singapore, Richard spent more than five years in Miami in senior positions […]

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