Tito’s partners with world’s #1 bartender school

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is now the exclusive vodka partner of European Bartender School, the world’s leading bartender school. The Tito’s collaboration spans all European Bartender School locations globally and the entire training program. The school will educate students on Tito’s through the course compendium in daily classes and also hands-on cocktail making. Tito’s Marketing Coordinator International, Kayla […]

Tourism group cautions Caribbean governments on raising air passenger duties

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is strongly urging Caribbean governments to consider carefully the impact of leveling high air travel-related taxes and fees on travel demand as the struggling island nations wrestle with balancing budgets. CHTA’s Director General and CEO Frank Comito, speaking last Friday following the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Aviation Day […]

TSA security measures for US-bound passengers expand to include powders

The Duty Free World Council has announced that the Unites States Trans-port Security Administration (TSA) has instituted new security measures that apply to US-bound passengers carrying powder-like substances in quantities of 12 ounces/350g and over. The new regulations became effective on June 30, 2018. These products include flour, sugar, ground coffee, spices, powdered milk (such […]

YVR breaks ground on multi-year expansion projects

On June 14, 2018, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) broke ground on a number of capital construction projects to enhance the airport experience and improve YVR’s competitive position as a world-class connecting hub. The projects are part of YVR’s multi-year expansion plans that will see the airport complete 75 major projects, totaling $9.1 billion over the […]

Luxury VR company PeriscapeVR launches Virtual Reality Experience Center at JFK Terminal 4

JFKIAT-managed Terminal 4 at New York’s J.F. Kennedy International airport is presenting the first virtual reality location-based entertainment at an airport. The partnership between Paradies Lagardere, Terminal 4’s travel retail group, and airport technology company PeriscapeVR features state-of-the art HP Windows Mixed Reality Headsets for seamless immersion into virtual worlds, as well as HP Z240 Tower Workstations to […]

IWSR reveals Top 100 largest spirits brands

While giant domestic Asian brands make up the lion’s share of the top 10 most sold spirits brands globally, the international bestsellers are not far behind, according to the IWSR Real 100, which ranks the world’s largest spirits brands by volume. Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky grew by 2% last year, but fell one place to 12th, […]

L’Oréal TRAM opens first Atelier Cologne pop-up

  L’Oréal Travel Retail Americas has opened the first pop-up for Atelier Cologne in the region at Los Angeles International Airport in a 10 sqm space in the Tom Brady International Terminal. Featuring its signature Venetian blue color inspired by the entrance of its flagship stores in Paris and New York, the pop-up offers passengers […]

Luxottica and Duty Free Americas develop standalone sunglasses boutique concept at Punta Cana International Airport

Eyewear leader Luxottica Group and Duty Free Americas have partnered to develop a new stand-alone Sunglasses boutique at Punta Cana International Airport’s Terminal A, Dominican Republic. This cutting-edge store – which was custom-designed for the location – is the first stand-alone space for the sunglasses category operated by DFA. Built on sunglasses category management principles, the boutique […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 37

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   TMI starts with two important stories from Airports Council International today.   ACI World reports that first quarter passenger air traffic remains strong, with good results in the Americas. North America turned in growth of 4.8%, well above its […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 36

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 of Travel Markets Insider begins with a heavy emphasis on cruise-related news–even as our colleagues in Europe are meeting at an industry-wide conference examining the topic, organized by DFNI.   Since we are lucky […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 35

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   With the release of the 13th annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking by WPP‘s marketing and brand consultancy Kantar Millward Brown this morning, TMI is presenting a special report on the Luxury and Personal Care (Beauty) categories, as well as a […]

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