Canadian tourism arrivals hit 14-year high in 2016

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Canada welcomed 19,979,334 travelers in 2016—the highest number since 2002 and second highest ever. International arrivals increased by 16% in Destination Canada’s 10 overseas markets, and 10% in the US market, for an average of 11% growth across the board. “I’m excited to say that 2016 was a fantastic year for our tourism industry,” said […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 30

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. We start out this issue of Travel Markets Insider with a look at the U.S. aviation industry, which has welcomed the new Trump administration with open arms, heralding the appointment of […]

Canadian duty free sales up in 2016

Canada’s duty free sales were up in both airport and land border stores in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Airport duty free sales were $407 million in 2016, rising approximately 8% versus 2015 sales. December sales increased 15%. Perfume, Cosmetics, Skincare, the number one category in Canada’s […]

Dufry debuts its Hudson concept in China at Chengdu Airport

Dufry continues its global expansion, most recently opening eight Hudson Travel Essentials Convenience Bookstores in China, at Terminal 2 of Chengdu Airport in partnership with Bright Power Beijing. The shops at Chengdu airport will be operated by Hudson Bright Power (Beijing) Commercial Company, a joint-venture between Dufry and Bright Power Beijing, a company which operates bookstores throughout China. […]

Tito’s Handmade Vodka builds presence in US duty free

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Tito’s Handmade Vodka, distributed in North America Duty Free by EWTRA, is increasing its footprint in airports and cruise lines across the region. EWTRA has launched a program of high impact activations that celebrate Tito’s American heritage and craft credentials at Boston Logan International Airport, and JFK International and LaGuardia airports in New York. The […]

Paradies Lagardère opens three new retail offerings

Paradies Lagardère opened three new fashion and accessories retail offerings at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 this week. The three well-known brands, PANDORA, Brooks Brothers and CORSA Collections, are located in an elegant, 4,000 square-foot store walk through space in the main part of the terminal. PANDORA features a wide selection of hand-finished and […]

AIRMALL USA Appoints New President and CEO

AIRMALL USA has named Ben Zandi as president and chief executive officer, overseeing the North American operations of parent company, Fraport, effective immediately.   A global airport company, Fraport serves more than 230 million travelers in 24 airports and nine countries. In the U.S., its award-winning airport concessions program, Airmall, is in four major airports. […]

Travel Markets Insider Breaking News

US airports target of protests against President Trump’s controversial immigration ban   Breaking News: Federal judge issues emergency stay against ban CNN has just reported that a federal judge granted an emergency stay Saturday night for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries who have already arrived in the US and those who are in transit, and […]

Tom Pecheux named Global Beauty Director at YSL Beauté

Legendary makeup artist Tom Pecheux has joined YSL Beauté as Global Beauty Director. The French-born makeup artist known for his charm, charisma, creativity and vision, has a career that spans three decades of run-ways and prestigious international glossy magazines. He started his career working with photographer Mario Testino and fashion director Carine Roit-feld. He went on […]

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