Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 18

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Travel Markets Insider wishes our readers around the world a happy, healthy, successful and peaceful New Year in 2018. We thank you all for your readership and support and look forward […]

Tito’s Handmade Vodka celebrates Chinese Year of the Dog

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which is known as “the vodka for dog people,” welcomes the Chinese New Year with a seasonal promotional gift bag that echoes the brand’s special relationship with man’s best friend. In honor of the upcoming Year of the Dog, the original craft vodka from Austin, Texas, has released a special gift pack decorated […]

M1nd-set: Digital disruption creates new opportunities for Millennial marketing

Swiss research agency m1nd-set has released a special analysis on digital marketing opportunities with Millennial consumers via its Business 1ntelligence Service (B1S). M1nd-set’s B1S brings together global shopper insights drawn from 50,000 face-face interviews with travelers at airport departure gates, and IATA’s unique traffic analysis and forecasting tool DDS.   M1nd-set has been closely monitoring two […]

Paradies Lagardère opens first TripAdvisor retail store at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Paradies Lagardère has partnered with travel website TripAdvisor to create a branded travel essential store at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Terminal 1. With more than 455 million monthly visitors, TripAdvisor helps travelers worldwide find the latest reviews and traveler-generated photos for hotels, attractions, restaurants and more to help them make worldwide travel plans. An […]

IN MEMORIAM: JAMES PARADIES founder and philanthropist, remembered for his contributions to the airport concessions industry

The Paradies Lagardère family is deeply saddened to announce that company co-founder James Paradies, 87, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017. Affectionately known throughout the organization as “Mr. Jimmy,” he partnered with his brother Dan Paradies to create The Paradies Shops, now Paradies Lagardère. The brothers were trail-blazers in what’s now […]

ARI-NA opens The Loop Duty Free to YQB passengers

  The Loop, the new duty free store operated by Aer Rianta International (ARI) at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), opened its doors to passengers early on Monday morning, December 11, 2017. The new duty free store will be quadruple the size of the previous shop, increasing from 100 m2 to 400 m2. […]

Rock N Roll Tequila sails with Carnival

Rock N Roll Tequila, the triple distilled platinum tequila packaged in a glass guitar bottle, has taken to the seas with Carnival Cruiselines. Two variants of the tequila, Rock N Roll Mango Tequila and Rock N Roll Platinum Tequila, have been available onboard in the duty free shops since mid-November on six Carnival ships: Sunshine, […]

French company to buy Westfield in deal worth $24.7 billion

France-based Unibail-Rodamco is buying mall operator Westfield Corporation in a deal estimated to be worth $24.7 billion. Westfield is a leading airport retailer in the US and owner of shopping centers around the world, and Unibail, a company less well-known, is Europe’s largest listed landlord. The transaction was unanimously recommended by Westfield’s Board of Directors […]

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