Yves Saint Laurent Beauty launches “Abuse is Not Love”- a global program to help combat Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty launched a critically important global program in November, on the occasion of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25, 2020. Called “Abuse is Not Love,” the global program aims at helping to combat intimate partner violence (IPV) by supporting the prevention programs of its […]

Aston Martin partners with Bowmore to create 2nd exclusive special edition vehicle

Aston Martin has created a special vehicle, the Aston Martin DBX Bowmore Edition, to celebrate the brand’s partnership with Islay single malt whisky distillery, Bowmore. This is the second partnership creation between the British luxury car manufacturer and Bowmore, which is owned by Beam Suntory. Just 18 special edition Bowmore DBX’s will be built by the marque’s personalization […]

3Sixty Duty Free first retail partner of PHL’s online platform

3Sixty Duty Free is the first retail store partner on OrderAtPHL.com, providing passengers with a contactless solution for purchasing cosmetics, fragrances and skincare products. OrderAtPHL.com, the online, mobile-ordering platform at Philadelphia International Airport, allows travelers to browse and preorder meals, snacks, beverages — as well as retail products. PHL is the second airport in the U.S. […]

Carnival Cruise Line takes delivery of Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of its highly anticipated new ship, Mardi Gras, in a live virtual signing ceremony at the Meyer Turku Shipyard in Turku, Finland on Dec. 18. When Mardi Gras begins guest operations in April 2021, the 180,000-gross-ton vessel will be the most innovative ship in North America as it will be the first ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas […]

In memoriam: Jorge Ramos

As reported last week, the travel retail industry has been greatly saddened by the sudden news that Jorge Ramos had died from complications of COVID-19 in Panama. TMI’s Latin American correspondent and long-time friend of Jorge’s, John Gallagher, has put together a few words in Jorge’s memory. “The passing of Jorge Ramos just before Christmas […]

British parliament approves UK/EU Brexit deal; duty free sales begin on Jan. 1; ETRC urges preparation

British lawmakers approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post Brexit deal with the European Union on Wednesday. Parliament’s lower house voted 521 to 73 in favor of the agreement, sending it to the Upper House, where it is expected to be approved. On December 24, the European Union and the United Kingdom had reached an agreement in […]

“Life Lessons” from Leonard Lauder: The Fragrance Foundation hosts Master Class with ELC’s esteemed Chairman Emeritus

The Fragrance Foundation gave thousands of people around the world an early holiday gift last week with a wonderful Masterclass by the inimitable Leonard Lauder speaking with Linda G. Levy, president of the organization, in a webinar open to the industry. Introducing the discussion as “a hall-mark event,” Levy called Mr. Lauder Chief Teaching Officer […]

TFWA’s new president Jaya Singh introduces Board and talks about his vision for TFWA and its role in travel retail going forward

Incoming Tax Free World Association (TFWA) President Jaya Singh met with global media during a digital press conference last Thursday in a candid discus-sion that he called a “dialogue session” which touched on a wide range of topics critical to the industry. Singh was joined by the new TFWA Board–   Vice-President Finance Frédéric Garcia-Pelayo of […]