Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 34

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 news that U.S. President Donald Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning was devastating on many levels, but it had an immediate impact on the beleaguered cruise industry. Cruise line representatives and the White […]

Mars Wrigley ITR to simplify portfolio and introduce more value to drive category sales in ‘21

Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail is gearing up for recovery in travel retail with a tight range of power SKUs representing the highest selling products from its travel retail portfolio. Raghav Rekhi, Category Director Mars Wrigley ITR, reported that the company will be significantly simplifying its travel retail portfolio in 2021. Since 9% of the travel […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 33

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   This week’s issue delivers more evidence that the industry is slowly emerging from lock-down as it examines new ways to move forward in a world still defined by the coronavirus pandemic. CANADA/FDFA By […]

Canadian land border situation “dire,” says FDFA

FDFA Executive Director Barbara Barrett, speaking at the Duty Free World Council webinar the day of the CHHB announcement, says the situation for the land border stores is “dire” and is now about survival.  “We are now at six months of the U.S./ Canadian border being closed with no indication from our sources that it […]

FDFA: Canadian government extends wage benefits for Hardest Hit Businesses after coalition appeal

A group of Canada’s businesses most impacted by COVID-19, which joined forces to help save two million Canadian jobs, received a positive response from the government. Last week the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses (CHHB)—of which the Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) is a member — launched a campaign calling on the federal government to extend the […]

ASUTIL negotiating border allowances and transaction fees in Brazil, as it works on behalf of LATAM industry struck by COVID travel bans

South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL (Asociación Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres) has been working diligently on a number of issues critical to the industry in South America, in addition to its efforts to help com-bat the results of the travel halt from COVID-19. ASUTIL Secretary General José Luis Donagaray informed media that the Association has been […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 21 No. 32

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   INDUSTRY The Duty Free World Council organized and hosted an informative and broad-ranging webinar that took place on Thursday. More than 850 registered for the event, moderated by TFWA Managing Director John Rimmer. TMI will present highlights of the session in […]

Marshall Retail Group opens sophisticated men’s store The Dean at LGA

Marshall Retail Group opened its newest, 5,000-square-foot retail space, a fashion-forward men’s emporium called The Dean, inside LaGuardia Airport (LGA) Terminal B on Sept. 1, 2020. Located inside the Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall, The Dean’s mix of ready-to-wear, luxury travel essentials and gifts creates an inviting atmosphere for sophisticated travelers in search of tailored travel solutions, […]

Americas: regional airports win ACI Health Accreditation

Boston Logan, Toronto, Miami lead the way in North America Airports in the U.S., Canada and Mexico are leading the rush to obtain ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation, which are designed to promote the harmonization of health measures and facilitate the recovery of aviation, with clear industry standards and good practices. Boston Logan International Airport, operated […]

More than 50% of global destinations ease travel restrictions

More than half of the destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Though many remain cautious in view of the development of the pandemic, the seventh edition of the UNWTO “COVID-19 Related Travel Restrictions: A Global […]

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