Cuba – US airlift takes a knock after early promise

The rapid development in seat capacity between the US and Cuba following an Obama-led revival in relations has gone into reverse according to travel retail analyst, research and category expert Counter Intelligence Retail – and Donald Trump’s latest policy intervention is not going to help. High hopes of US duty free and travel retailers expecting […]

Desigual and Dufry open two locations in RIOgaleão–Tom Jobim International Airport

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  Barcelona-based fashion brand Desigual has opened two new locations with Dufry Group at RIOgaleão– Tom Jobim International Airport Terminal 2 (International departures). This is the second airport in Brazil for the Desigual-Dufry partnership, expanding a two-year presence in both standalone store and multi-brand shop-in-shop formats at Sao Paolo Guarulhos Airport. In Rio, a permanent 23 […]

Sarah Branquinho re-elected to lead ETRC in critical year

Sarah Branquinho has been unanimously re-elected as President of the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) at the Annual General Meeting at the end of June. In an official statement, Branquinho said: “I am honored to be re-elected to serve another year as President of ETRC. Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the industry and with […]

Giorgio Armani Beauty opens two new North American TR locations

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  L’Oréal’s Giorgio Armani team unveiled two expansions in Travel Retail Americas in May, with major openings in Vancouver and New York’s JFK International airports. Vancouver International Airport welcomed Giorgio Armani Beauty in a 12-sqm space located in the Beauty Shop’s main traffic area. The store, dressed in Armani’s new red look, caters to a […]

ARINA wins Québec Duty Free Tender

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Aer Rianta International North America Inc. (ARINA) has been awarded the duty free retail concession at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, the company announced on July 6. ARINA has operated the duty free stores in Montreal for the past two decades. The contract covers all core categories as well as souvenirs, watches, gifts, food and […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 45

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Today’s issue is all about airports-with reports of both new duty free concession contracts and exciting new shop concepts and openings throughout the region. In our lead story, Aer Rianta International […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 44

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   As we go to press, the Trump administration is expected to announce how it will implement its modified travel ban. And yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the laptop ban on airlines will be […]

Westfield to open seven new retail concepts at LAX T3

Westfield has announced it is opening seven new dining and retail outlets at Delta’s Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport as part of the airport’s overall modernization program. The new retail and dining collection covers more than 5,000 square feet including a multi-unit quick service food court, a bar, two travel essentials and one […]

Montréal’s renovated Alexandra Pier Cruise Terminal opens

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomed Holland America Line’s MS Maasdam, the first ship to dock at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal, on June 10. “We are very proud to have successfully completed this important project that represents a milestone in the Port of Montreal’s modern history. Now fully up and running, this new terminal bolsters the […]

Importations Guay & TFWA Cares program make a difference in Haiti

Importations Guay’s TFWA Cares project in Haiti continues to make a difference for Haitian youth with water, energy and food projects, Justin Guay tellsTMI. Guay initially began donating running shoes through the organization Streethearts in 2014. Streethearts’ goal is to provide shelter and a safe place for street youth in Cap Haitian. Guay realized the […]

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