Lancôme unveils new feminine fragrance Idôle

Lancôme has unveiled a new feminine fragrance, Idôle, which Françoise Lehmann, Lancôme Global Brand President, said is created for a new generation of women. American actress, singer, and fashion authority Zendaya Coleman is the face of the new fragrance. The former Disney Channel-star was announced as a Lancôme ambassadress last March. Idôle, a musky chypre […]

Nigel Keal elected new President of ETRC

The European Travel Retail Confederation has elected Nigel Keal as President. Keal, Global Commercial Director for Dufry, has been a member of the Managing Board of ETRC since 2017. He replaces Frank O’Connell, who stepped down as ETRC President but continues in his role as President of the Duty Free World Council (DFWC). Keal comments: […]

IATA: air passenger demand stays solid but growth trend slows

Global passenger traffic results for May rose 4.5% compared to the same month in 2018, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its latest analysis. This was in line with the revised April traffic growth of 4.4% and above the recent 3.1% year-on-year growth recorded in March. However, growth remains below the 20-year average […]

Pillitteri Estates Winery, official wine supplier for the Canadian Olympic Committee, releases “Team Canada” Wine

Pillitteri Estates Winery, which entered into a partnership with the Canadian Olympic Team and the Canadian Olympic Committee to produce a special branded Pillitteri wine for Team Canada and the “be Olympic” movement, held a special ceremony last month for the release of the “Team Canada” wine. Pillitteri and the Canadian Olympic Committee worked closely […]

Luxottica and Scuderia Ferrari Watches race into Montreal with Aer Rianta International in cross-category initiative

Luxottica Group and Scuderia Ferrari Watches, designed, manufactured and distributed worldwide by Movado Group, Inc., have partnered with Aer Rianta International to host a traffic-stopping motor sport-themed cross-category promotion at Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Through this collaboration, a first for all three parties, The Loop Duty Free store hosted a retailtainment activation coinciding […]

Canadian duty free sales drop in March

Canadian airport sales were down 10% in March 2019 with land border sales dropping 2.76%, according to the latest statistics provided by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). However, airport sales for the first three months of the year are up 4.39% versus the January-March period in 2018. Land border sales fell 1.14% for the […]

Top Brands International buys Neutral Duty Free

  Panamanian company Top Brands International has just announced that it has acquired Neutral Duty Free, the largest duty free chain in Uruguay, employing more than 500 staff across its nine locations. No financial details were released. With this acquisition, Top Brands surges to become one of the largest duty free operators in the region, with […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 32

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   In a key news story that broke today, Panama-based Top Brands International announced that it has acquired Neutral Duty Free, the largest duty free chain in Uruguay. No financial details were released. With this acquisition, Top Brands surges to […]

Lisa Bauer named President and CEO of Starboard

Starboard Cruise Services has named travel and cruise industry veteran Lisa Bauer as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 18. She will be based out of Starboard’s Miami headquarters and report to Toni Belloni, Group Managing Director of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, who is based in the LVMH Paris head-quarters. Bauer will oversee […]

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