Marshall Retail Group opens The Neon Museum Store at LAS’ Harry Reid International Airport

Some of Las Vegas’ most unique and iconic attractions – its world-famous neon signs –are being celebrated at the Harry Reid International Airport with the opening last month of the The Neon Museum Store located inside Concourse C. The new store has opened in partnership with Marshall Retail Group, a WH Smith Company, and The Neon Museum, […]

3Sixty Duty Free approved as duty free concessionaire at California’s Ontario International Airport

3Sixty Duty Free and More has been approved for a 10-year duty free concession at Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Southern California. The retail space, located in Terminal 2, is 3Sixty’s first airport retail operation on the U.S. West Coast. The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) Board of Commissioners announced its approval on January 13. […]

5G roll out suspended near US airports over interference concerns as A4A CEO warns: Still “work to be done”

Airlines, airports and the U.S. government have been at odds over the imminent switch to 5G phone technology, which was planned to take place throughout the U.S. on Jan. 18. The problem is that the 5G waves are similar to the radio frequencies used by airline altimeters and the aviation industry fears this will result […]

UNWTO: Global tourism grows a moderate 4% in 2021 but remains far below pre-pandemic levels

Global tourism increased 4% in 2021 compared to 2020 (growing to 415 million versus 400 million). However, international tourist arrivals (overnight visitors) were still 72% below the pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to preliminary estimates by UNWTO. This follows on from 2020, the worst year on record for tourism, when international arrivals decreased by 73%. […]

m1nd-set marks 15th anniversary with new logo and corporate identity

Swiss travel retail research firm m1nd-set is marking its fifteenth anniversary with a refreshed corporate identity, new logo and redesigned website at m1nd–set.com. Still in its signature pink, the new logo accentuates the travel-centric nature of m1nd-set’s business with the new tagline “research beyond borders” and an upward pointing airplane. Both elements have been added […]

Sam Samaddar elected Chair of ACI-NA

Kelowna International Airport Director Sam Samaddar assumed the role of Chair of Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), effective January 1, 2022. Samaddar succeeds Lew S. Bleiweis, executive director of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. “Our industry’s recovery is underway, but a clear path forward remains elusive as we continue to navigate the […]

CLIA disputes CDC’s anti-cruising advisory, calling it “perplexing”

Cruise industry organization Cruise Lines International Association says that last week’s advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning against cruising is “particularly perplexing.” On Dec. 30, the CDC raised the travel level warning against cruising to its highest level as positive cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant sweep the world. Nevertheless, CLIA […]

HMSHost speeds up service across 8 airports with Mashgin’s Computer Vision Self-Checkout

AI-powered scan-and-go systems instantly ring up food and beverage items, offering travelers an expedited checkout process in as little as 10 seconds Global restaurateur HMSHost has partnered with eight high-traffic international airports to help eliminate food and beverage lines at the airport with the installation of 60 Mashgin Touchless Self-Checkout Systems. Mashgin’s scan-and-go systems slash wait times […]

Servy and Inflyter form strategic partnership to offer platform that combines retail and F&B airport digital shopping experience

Hospitality platform Servy has formed a new strategic partnership with travel retail technology expert Inflyter to provide a fully-integrated e-commerce platform offering travelers a more convenient and connected digital experience. The newly-created alliance aims to present an integrated online marketplace with a single online shopping and pre-ordering service showcasing all retailers, brands and products available at […]