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Lancôme TR Americas and Dufry open Lancôme’s biggest flagship in South America

Lancôme Travel Retail Americas and Dufry have partnered to open Lancôme’s biggest flagship in South America. The 43sqm store opened at the international departures area of Terminal 3 of São Paulo International Airport (GRU Airport) on January 31, 2021. Lancôme’s new flagship features numerous eye-catching screens and embraces the values of the brand – joy, […]

The Macallan launches The Macallan Anecdotes of Ages Collection, an art and whisky collaboration with Sir Peter Blake

In a special global virtual launch this week, The Macallan unveiled the Anecdotes of Ages Collection, an art and whisky collaboration with globally renowned British pop artist, Sir Peter Blake.  The collaboration, which is The Macallan’s third with the iconic artist and is part of a relationship which has spanned more than three decades, celebrates […]

Nestlé’s Smarties becomes the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging

In a major move, Nestlé announced that its popular Smarties brand is now using recyclable paper packaging for its confectionery products worldwide. This represents a transition of 90% of the Smarties range, as 10% was previously already packed in recyclable paper packaging.  Smarties is the first global confectionery brand to switch to recyclable paper packaging, removing approximately 250 million […]

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 […]

SeaTrade goes virtual for 2020 and focuses on health, safety, sustainability and optimism

One of the biggest items of news that that came out of the 2020 SeaTrade Cruise Virtual Experience that began on Oct. 5, was the announcement by Cruise Lines International Association President and CEO Kelly Craighead that all of the organization’s members worldwide had agreed to 100% testing of passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior […]

Island Companies seeking exceptional luxury partners for Cayman’s unique high-end clientele

Cayman Islands-based Island Companies Ltd. is on a crusade to show the luxury world the value of the destination’s unique high net worth visitors. The sophisticated Caribbean island, known as a leading international financial center, hosts an enviable roster of both long-term tourists staying in such top-line 5-star hotels as The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman with […]

LaGuardia Gateway Partners opens first seven gates of Western Concourse in new Terminal B

LaGuardia Airport opened the first seven gates of the Western Concourse of the new state-of-the-art Terminal B on August 5. When fully complete, it will be the home for American Airlines’ LaGuardia operation. The new 218,000sqf concourse will open in two phases. In this first phase, seven of 17 gates will open, along with the Gotham […]

Aer Rianta International back in business at Montréal- Trudeau International Airport

Aer Rianta International (ARI) has re-opened The Loop international store at YUL Montréal- Trudeau International Airport. The store has been closed since March 24, in line with the government order for the closure of all non-essential outlets to contain the spread of coronavirus. ARI’s team in North America has taken a wide range of measures to […]

Vantage Airport Group opens new Terminal B Arrivals & Departures Hall at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport

New York LaGuardia International Airport officially opened its new Arrivals & Departures Hall at Terminal B on Saturday, June 13. The opening represented a significant milestone in the $5.1 billion transformation of the airport, reports Vantage Airport Group, the lead equity investor, developer and manager of LaGuardia Gateway Partners, which has been overseeing the redevelopment and […]