Canada July duty free sales up

Canada’s duty free sales were up at both airport and land border stores in July 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Airport sales were $39 million for the month, rising 19% versus July 2015. Through the first seven months airport sales are $220 million, an increase of 6.9%. […]

YVR on pace to break new passenger record for 2016

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) passenger traffic is up in all sectors for the first half of 2016. From January to June, YVR welcomed 10.5 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% versus the same period in 2015, and is on track to break another passenger record by the end of the year. International traffic (excluding the U.S.) is […]

DFASS wins PHL duty free concession, opens SkyMarket at DEN

As reported in the MoodieDavitt Report, DFASS has been awarded a 10-year duty free and specialty retail concession at Philadelphia International Airport following an open tender. The contract includes five duty free and four specialty retail stores covering approximately 9,400 sq. ft. The stores will be located in Concourses A, D & E, and are expected […]

HMSHost completes acquisition of CMS

HMSHost announced today that it has finalized the acquisition of the airport restaurant assets of concessionaire Concession Management Services, Inc. (CMS). HMSHost, part of Autogrill Group, will transition the operations of 12 dining locations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and four restaurants at McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas) from CMS, effective August 20, 2016. […]

Edrington WEBB TRA adds Sazerac spirits to its portfolio

Miami-based Edrington WEBB Travel Retail Americas (EWTRA) continues to expand, and has now added additional select brands from The Sazerac Company to its distribution and marketing portfolio in the Duty Free and Cruise Line sectors in the Americas. Beginning October 1, 2016, EWTRA will directly manage key global brands in the Sazerac portfolio including Buffalo Trace […]

Celebrity Cruises’ bartender wins Diageo Global Travel final

Celebrity Cruises’ Andrej Malic was crowned Diageo Global Travel’s best bartender at the Diageo Reserve World Class final held last week in the Diageo 396 Bar in Miami. Malic and bartenders Marc McArthur from Norwegian Cruise Line and Angelo Sinopen of Holland America were the three semi-finalists of this year’s Diageo Global Travel Retail Americas World Class program. They were […]

Duty Free Americas – now second largest TR retailer in Brazil – opens store in São Paulo-Congonhas Airport

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Duty Free Americas (DFA), which says it is now the second largest travel retailer in Brazil, announced today the opening of a 9,500 square foot travel retail store at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport. DFA will operate the store under a 10-year concession with Infraero, the Brazilian government corporation responsible for managing Brazil’s major airports. São Paulo-Congonhas is a […]

Mercosur members clash over Venezuela presidency

The founding members of South American trade block Mercosur are embroiled in a serious controversy entailing the presidency of the group. Mercosur operates on a rotating presidency and at the end of July when Uruguay completed its six-month Mercosur presidency, Venezuela was slated to assume the post. However, Brazil. Argentina and Paraguay are strenuously challenging the […]

Flemingo leaves Asuncion

Duty free retailer Flemingo has sold its Asuncion departure and arrival stores in Paraguay. TMI understands that the stores have been sold to GDF, a Georgian border shop operator. Flemingo won a 4 year contract to operate the stores in the renovated international wing of Paraguay’s leading international gateway at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in July 2014.

Corporacion America eyes NYSE listing

Reuters has announced that Argentine billionaire Eduardo Eurnekian is considering listing his Corporacion America in a $1 billion listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Corporacion America, a holding company for businesses ranging from infrastructure to technology, includes Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, which operates 33 airports around the country, including Buenos Aires’ main international airport, Ezeiza, […]

State of the Asia cruise Industry: no signs of slowing down

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the findings of the new, comprehensive 2016 Asia Cruise Trends study. The data reveals the cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Asian source markets experienced the most growth year over year in ocean cruise passengers with an impressive […]

Dufry welcomes new world class shopping at Lima Duty Free

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From the multi-colored striped lights of the MAC boutique that beckon to travelers passing through immigration, to the specially curated selection of products for transit passengers at the far side of the store, Dufry’s $7 million renovation of the Lima Duty Free stores at Jorge Chavez International airport in Peru is a world class addition […]

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