Aveda removes all bee-derived ingredients from formulas to create 100% vegan brand

The Estee Lauder Companies kicked off 2021 by announcing that Aveda, itshigh performance, plant-based hair care brand, is now 100% vegan. The milestone achievement covers all of Aveda’s hair care, hair color, body care, make-up and aroma products, and emphasizes its commitment to sustainability. Aveda has been cruelty-free since the brand was founded in 1978 […]

IAADFS & ASUTIL announce impressive roster of speakers for Virtual Summit of the Americas in April

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) and South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL have unveiled the first line-up of speakers for the Summit of the Americas – A Virtual Experience, which takes place on April 5-9, 2021. The list of speakers includes a roster of leading airport and border travel retailers […]

Royal Caribbean Group to sell its Azamara brand to Sycamore Partners

Royal Caribbean Group on Tuesday announced that it has signed an agreement to sell Azamara, its small luxury brand of cruise ships, to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm, for $201 million. Sycamore Partners will acquire the entire Azamara brand, including its three-ship fleet and associated intellectual property. The transaction is expected to close in […]

CHTA asks Canadian Government to reverse harmful COVID-19 travel requirement

The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has asked the Government of Canada to reconsider new pandemic testing rules that will strain already stressed Caribbean public health systems and cause further damage to the region’s economy. “This policy is creating challenges and places even greater economic hardship on the people and governments of the Caribbean […]

Canada announces new COVID-19 testing requirements for all arriving air passengers

The Canadian government announced new COVID-19 testing requirements this week for all air travelers flying into Canada. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says the new requirements adds to the country’s existing “draconian COVID-19 border control regimes.” Effective midnight on January 7, 2021, regardless of citizenship, all travelers five years of age or older must provide […]

CLIA: Following a challenging year in 2020, new research shows there is resiliency and optimism heading into 2021

Trade organization Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2021 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report which highlights the industry’s global economic impact, trend forecasts and the industry’s commitment to responsible tourism practices and leadership. Despite a challenging year in 2020, new research also reveals there is optimism on the horizon with two out of […]

Jose Castellvi joins WEBB Banks

    Jose Castellvi has joined WEBB Banks in the newly created role of Vice President, Travel Retail and Spirits. Reporting to WEBB Banks CEO Andy Consuegra, Castellvi will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the company’s growing spirits portfolio, as well as cultivating and maintaining relationships with duty free partners. WEBB Banks is the […]