IATA: October pax demand rebounds from weather-impacted September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global passenger traffic for October rose 7.2% compared to the same month last year. October’s performance was a strong bounce-back after the hurricane-related disruptions in September. Domestic and international travel growth largely was in balance. “As expected, the recent severe weather in the Americas region had only […]

Airmall Cleveland awarded 5-year contract extension at CLE

Airmall Cleveland, has signed a five-year contract extension to continue its role as developer and manager of the retail concessions program at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), effective Jan. 16, 2019. Under the contract extension, the Fraport USA unit will continue managing the retail and dining program at CLE through beginning of 2024. The agreement covers the […]

An Absolut Adventure pops-up in Las Vegas

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail created an exciting Absolut Adventure pop-up at the beginning of November at Las Vegas International Airport that featured inter-active elements and drove passengers to the nearby Dufry duty free store. The Absolut pop-up featured a photo booth, tastings, and a special Absolut promotional price. “The pop-up encouraged passengers to share their […]

Appleton brings taste of Jamaica to JFK Terminal 5

Gruppo Campari is running a major activity for Appleton Estate rum with International Shoppes at New York JFK Airport’s Terminal 5 (JetBlue).  The event highlights the close link between Appleton and the theme of world travel. Shoppers are welcomed to a ‘cargo station’ where they receive a brand-stamped souvenir ‘customs clearance form’ that shares key […]

Montreal DF operators win big at 2017 FDFA Gold Standard Awards

Montreal area duty free store operators were the big winners at the Frontier Duty Free Association’s Gold Standard Awards, with land border store Importations Guay Ltée and Montreal airport concessionaire ARI-North America taking home multiple awards. The event took place in Toronto on November 15 during the gala evening of the 32nd annual convention for the […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 14

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Montreal area duty free store operators were the big winners at the Frontier Duty Free Association’s Gold Standard Awards earlier at the 2017 Convention, with Importations Guay Ltée and AerRianta International – North America taking home multiple […]

The Design Solution’s Nick Taylor: Colorful Cancun elements create unique sense of place in Dufry’s new T4 retail space

London-based The Design Solution created Dufry Group’s stylish new retail space (2,540sqm) at Cancún International Airport, which features the innovative ‘New Generation’ store concept that projects an extraordinary and colorful sense of location. Nick Taylor, Director, The Design Solution, outlines the design concept for the Cancun stores and the commercial drivers behind it: “The Cancun store designs […]

Dufry opens 7 stores in Cancun Airport’s new T4; unveils first New Generation store in Latin America

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Dufry has inaugurated seven new stores in Cancun International Airport’s newly-opened Terminal 4 in Mexico. The stores cover 2,540 sq meters of retail space and include a 1,900-sqm New Generation Store, which Dufry presents for the first time in Latin America. Dufry’s New Generation Store is its retail concept that innovatively features extensive use of […]

Miami-Dade overhauls airport concession process

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has taken over the leasing function from Miami Dade Airport Aviation Department, the authority that oversees concessions at Miami International Airport. In a memorandum issued to Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez on October 30, Mayor Gimenez said that he had decided to make “certain strategic changes in the operation of the landside […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 12

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   This week’s issue of Travel Markets Insider comes to you from Montreal, where the Frontier Duty Free Association today kicks off its 32nd annual convention. Canada is enjoying some of the most robust tourism growth in the […]

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