Seiko now available in select Attenza Duty Free stores

Panama-based Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) continues to make progress with its innovative Master Franchisor concept. Most recently the company has launched Seiko watches in high profile presentations in the Attenza duty free stores in Colombia and Ecuador. The introduction of the brand at Attenza Duty Free featured the launch of Seiko’s iconic collection: New Seiko 5 […]

Coronavirus Update: deaths pass 1,300; virus gets an official name; TFWA still preparing to hold Asia Pacific event; cruise lines expand ban; SFO comment; Chinese consulate holds press briefing in Los Angeles

The attention of the world continues to be on China and the threat of the spreading coronavirus. The death toll from the outbreak rose above 1,300 on Thursday, and infections world-wide are approaching 60,000. The vast majority of cases remain in mainland China; outside of China, the biggest cluster of cases are on the Princess Dream cruise ship […]

A Travel Retail Profile: Duty Free Dynamics CEO Nicolas Dobry enhances Scuba Diving adventure with new Seiko diving watch

Nicolas Dobry, a 47-year-old diving enthusiast, and CEO of travel retail Master Franchisor Duty Free Dynamics, recently had his first opportunity to dive with his new Seiko Prospex Diver Automatic. The special edition watch was jointly developed with PADI, the mecca of recreational diving.   Duty Free Dynamics’ brand portfolio of innovative, global brands for […]

Impact from Coronavirus threat spreading globally

The coronavirus outbreak took an ominous turn over the past few days. While health officials are still not sure about how deadly the virus which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan may be, the repercussions of governments attempting to contain its spread are widespread and could pose a serious threat to travel and travel […]

New Watch Distributors Directory invites the travel retail sector to share in its unique data base to facilitate networking for the industry

The global watch industry has launched a comprehensive data- base of international watch distribution, which is supported by the prestigious Baselworld as its exclusive institutional partner. The Watch Distributors Directory has been designed to offer easy and precise access that will facilitate networking watch brands with distributors around the world. The Directory will allow distributors […]

Melancia Mall faces bankruptcy threats

According to Uruguayan press reports, insolvency proceedings have begun at Melancia Shopping Mall as creditors look to recover outstanding debts. A court appointed liquidator is now managing the retail complex to assess the long-term viability of the US$60 million retail complex situated on the outskirts of the Uruguay border town of Rivera. The complex, which […]

ForwardKeys: Tourism to the Caribbean grew 4.4% in 2019

Tourism to the Caribbean grew by 4.4% in 2019, in step with tourism growth worldwide, reports travel tracking agency Forward Keys. The increase in visitors was driven by North America. Travel from the U.S., which accounts for 53% of visitors, was up 6.5%, and travel from Canada was up 12.2%, says ForwardKeys, citing data released […]

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