m1nd-set marks 15th anniversary with new logo and corporate identity

Swiss travel retail research firm m1nd-set is marking its fifteenth anniversary with a refreshed corporate identity, new logo and redesigned website at m1nd–set.com. Still in its signature pink, the new logo accentuates the travel-centric nature of m1nd-set’s business with the new tagline “research beyond borders” and an upward pointing airplane. Both elements have been added […]

Sam Samaddar elected Chair of ACI-NA

Kelowna International Airport Director Sam Samaddar assumed the role of Chair of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), effective January 1, 2022. Samaddar succeeds Lew S. Bleiweis, executive director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. “Our industry’s recovery is underway, but a clear path forward remains elusive as we continue to navigate the […]

CLIA disputes CDC’s anti-cruising advisory, calling it “perplexing”

Cruise industry organization Cruise Lines International Association says that last week’s advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning against cruising is “particularly perplexing.” On Dec. 30, the CDC raised the travel level warning against cruising to its highest level as positive cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant sweep the world. Nevertheless, CLIA […]

HMSHost speeds up service across 8 airports with Mashgin’s Computer Vision Self-Checkout

AI-powered scan-and-go systems instantly ring up food and beverage items, offering travelers an expedited checkout process in as little as 10 seconds Global restaurateur HMSHost has partnered with eight high-traffic international airports to help eliminate food and beverage lines at the airport with the installation of 60 Mashgin Touchless Self-Checkout Systems. Mashgin’s scan-and-go systems slash wait times […]

Servy and Inflyter form strategic partnership to offer platform that combines retail and F&B airport digital shopping experience

Hospitality platform Servy has formed a new strategic partnership with travel retail technology expert Inflyter to provide a fully-integrated e-commerce platform offering travelers a more convenient and connected digital experience. The newly-created alliance aims to present an integrated online marketplace with a single online shopping and pre-ordering service showcasing all retailers, brands and products available at […]

PANYNJ announce revisions to contract for 2.4 million square foot New Terminal One at JFK

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) closes out this year with the announcement of revisions to the agreement to construct a massive new Terminal One at John F. Kennedy International Airport. A $9.5 billion project, the 2.4 million square foot  state-of-the-art new international terminal will anchor the south side of JFK. The Terminal will be built […]

Duty Free Dynamics joins wellness segment with Goli Nutrition partnership

Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) joins the wellness channel with its appointment as the official partner of Goli Nutrition for the Americas’ Travel Retail channel. The wellness segment has turned into a colossal global industry, estimated by the Global Wellness Institute at $4.5 trillion and growing yearly by about 5/10%. Goli Nutrition is described as an inventive, people-focused nutrition company that delivers the traditional benefits of Apple Cider […]

Duty Free Dynamics and Simextra Group join forces to open a LEGO airport store in South America

Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) and Simextra Group have partnered to bring one of the first stores fully dedicated to LEGO in South America to life at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana. The new store is located in the airport’s departure hall. DFD continues to develop its reputation for building worldwide brands’ in the […]