Frontier Duty Free Association prepares to work with new Canadian government as 2019 Convention convenes

Convention highlights Reporting that attendance at the 2019 FDFA Convention was up, with more than 230 people in attendance, Frontier Duty Free Association Executive Director Barbara Barrett told TMI that the goal is for everyone to have “meaningful connections.” “Suppliers, buyers and owners are all busy in meetings, doing business,” she said about the annual […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 48

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Canada’s Frontier Duty Free Association held its annual Convention in Toronto on Nov. 11-14, welcoming attendees with its renowned warmth and good spirits in an atmosphere that FDFA Executive Director, Barbara Barrett says fostered “meaningful connections.” TMI here […]

Brazil confirms increase in Border duty free allowance

The Brazilian Ministry of Economy has officially confirmed that the duty free allowance for travelers entering Brazil via a land border will increase from $US300 to $US500 from January 1 2020. Ordinance No 601 confirming the new allowance has already been published in the State Gazette. This measure follows on from a previous announcement on October15, […]

Estée Lauder extends Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond skincare range

Estée Lauder’s potent New Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Dual Infusion skin treatment is now available in downtown and airport travel retail locations worldwide. The treatment combines a double concentration of Black Diamond Truffle Extract with Re-Nutriv’s latest youth-sustaining technology to produce skin that feels firmer, and looks more sculpted, radiant and even-toned. The product […]

Duty Free Dynamics rates Cannes debut with high marks

Panama-based “master distributor” Duty Free Dynamics welcomed more than 200 different guests at its showroom located across the Palais des Festivals during TFWA in Cannes last month. These visitors included operators, partners and brands, in a 2-section showroom where DFD exhibited its Sunglasses, Footwear and Outdoor & Travel Gear products in one section and Toys, […]

Cruise Industry veteran Robin Rosenbaum-Andras on the move

Robin Rosenbaum-Andras, Starboard Cruise Services SVP Marketing, following an extensive tenure with the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton company, will be stepping down in order to start her own marketing and branding consultancy. “After twenty-five rewarding years with Onboard Media and Starboard Cruise Services, it’s with mixed emotions that I announced my departure,” Rosenbaum-Andras tells […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 47

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 first ASUTIL/CEFSU Border Conference that took place last week in Porto Alegre, Brazil was deemed a complete success by the organizers, and attracted some 170 registered delegates. See full report from John Gallagher beginning on page […]

Plaza Premium Group invests US$55 Million to open 15 new locations – Debuts in North America with openings in DFW, DEN and Toronto

Hong Kong-based airport hospitality services pioneer Plaza Premium Group is expanding its global footprint and enhancing products across 11 international airports –including in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Denver International Airport in the U.S. and Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada. Other new or enhanced locations cover Beijing Daxing International Airport; Dubai International Airport; […]

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