U.S. travel industry could lose $100 million a day during government shutdown

The partial federal government shutdown could reach a cost of more than $100 million daily for the U.S. economy just through the impact on travel, according to a preliminary calculation by the U.S. Travel Association’s economic research department. This includes a daily cost of nearly $50 million in direct domestic travel spending, plus more than $50 million in indirect and induced […]

Indy Airport names Hudson Group and Paradies Lagardère as new retailers in first phase of “Concessions Refresh” bids

  The Indianapolis Airport Authority Board approved five new contracts for specialty retail and services vendors last week during the IAA’s monthly board meeting at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), with Hudson Group and Paradies Lagardère both coming out with multi-store contracts. These contracts are the first round of approvals the Indy airport will make […]

Nassau Airport Development Company issues Airport Hotel RFP

Officials at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) are seeking proponents to design, finance, construct and operate an on-site hotel at Lynden Pindling International Airport. On Monday, January 21, the company issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) document outlining details required to bid on the proposed airport hotel project. Final proposal submissions will be due […]

Pernod Ricard Global TR names new VP marketing

Craig Johnson, currently Vice President Global Marketing, Absolut Vodka at The Absolut Company, has been appointed to the position of Vice President Marketing of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail (PR GTR) from January 2019. Johnson reports to Mohit Lal, CEO of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail, and will be based in Pernod Ricard Global Travel […]

Bottega gains new airline listings for prosecco ‘minis’ range

Bottega Spa continues to gain airline listings, and is now available on 27 carriers. In 2018 alone, the famed prosecco producer introduced 20cl bottles of its Bottega Gold and Bottega Rose Gold to 13 airlines around the world. Bottega’s small format bottles have also been taken on by several rail operators last year, including Virgin Trains, Great Western, Rail Gourmet […]

Newark Liberty Airport selects Munich Airport Int’l to operate T1

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners has selected Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI) to operate and maintain the new $2.7-billion Terminal One, which is replacing outmoded Terminal A. The vote took place at the December meeting. Beginning in 2019, MAI will manage operations, maintenance and concessions functions in the existing Terminal […]

3Sixty and Avianca Holdings sign agreement for On Line Market Platform for Latin American airline network

3Sixty (formerly DFASS) and airline group Avianca Holdings (AVH) have signed an agreement to convert the current inflight concessions with AVH’s controlled airlines into an innovative pre-order duty free and duty paid platform. The new Joint Business Agreement (JBA) will start with Avianca (Colombia), Aerogal (Ecuador), TACA (Peru), and LACSA (Costa Rica), and will service […]

Ryan Reynolds chosen as new face of Armani Code fragrance

Ryan Reynolds has been chosen as the new face of Giorgio Armani’s Armani Code fragrances. The new Armani Code campaign starring the Canadian actor and producer will be released worldwide in February 2019. The first campaign starring the actor will be dedicated to Armani Code Absolu, the new Armani Code fragrance. The film was directed […]

Chevallier brings special industry understanding to new role

Dominique Chevallier, after 20 years in the TR industry including senior positions with Estée Lauder, is transitioning to Real Estate and has joined EWM Realty International, one of the leading agencies in the region, associated with both Berkshire Hathaway and Christie’s International Real Estate. Chevallier is bringing her extensive experience and professionalism dealing with the luxury […]

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