ETRC welcomes EU Tourism and Transport Package guidelines

The European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) welcomed the publication on Wednesday of European Commission’s guidelines and recommendations on the restoration of safe transport and tourism services in Europe.  In particular, the ETRC welcomed: The coordinated lifting of quarantine requirements as soon as possible for incoming air travelers Travel retail operators being able to open their stores at […]


TFWA HAS JUST ISSUED THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT: TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2020 to be cancelled Given the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its members, exhibitors and the duty free & travel retail industry as a whole, Tax Free World Association has today decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the TFWA World […]

ACI predicts global airport business could lose half its value and passengers in 2020 as impact of COVID-19 on airport industry escalates

Airports Council International (ACI) World has released updated modeling showing the worsening economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the global airport industry. The forecasts now predict prolonged – and more widespread – traffic and revenue losses for airports across all regions. ACI World estimates a loss of more than two billion passengers […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 16

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   The numbers are pouring in and they are not good. The UN World Tourism Organization reports that international tourism arrivals could plunge as much as 80% by the end of this year, calling it “the […]

Sky Duty Free opens first store in Foz de Iguaçu

Despite COVID-19 restrictions in place, Sky Duty Free officially opened the first duty free shop in the Brazilian border town of Foz de Iguaçu this Monday, with an impressive welcome.  The 550sqm store debuted on May 4 with municipal and regional authorities in attendance along with the company’s senior management. The Brazilian government approved the […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 15

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 hope that our readers around the world are well and staying safe as they deal with these unprecedented challenges to health and business from the threat of COVID-19.   The numbers keep pouring […]

Safilo launches global #united4eyecare initiative

Safilo has launched a global corporate initiative called #united4eyecare, that embraces all the actions taken by the com-pany in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. The programs cover the countries where the Group operates, with particular attention to those most affected by the virus, such as Italy, Spain, and the United States. The initiative’s focus is […]

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