Craigellachie named the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky

John Dewar & Sons Ltd’s Craigellachie 31 Years Old has been awarded the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2017 presented by Whisky Magazine at an awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hotel in London on March 30. “An esteemed panel of internationally recognized whisky experts deemed Craigellachie 31 Years Old as […]

Molton Brown reports 57% travel retail growth in 2016

Molton Brown reports a strong 57% increase in its travel retail business in 2016 and overall global growth of +9%. The London-based beauty company is known for its iconic collection of signature fragrances, bath and shower gels and home and hand care luxuries. The travel retail results are driven by both strong organic growth (+23%LFL), and the addition […]

Duty Free Partners opens MAC boutique in San Diego airport

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Miami-based Duty Free Partners officially opened a stand-alone MAC boutique in San Diego International Airport on April 4. The official ribbon-cutting was attended by airport and MAC executives, and DFP CEO Fabiano Vivacqua, and was broadcast by local news stations. The 400-sqf shop is located in Terminal 2, and is the airport’s only stand-alone high-end […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 36

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. Miami-based travel retail operator Duty Free Partners has opened a stand-alone MAC boutique at San Diego International Airport, the airport’s only stand-alone high-end cosmetic shop. Read more about DFP’s operations in San Diego, page 1.     […]

ARN awards best airport concessionaires

Among the many airports recognized by airport Revenue News at its annual conference in March, Pittsburgh International Airport’s AirMall was honored in Airport Revenue News’ (ARN) 2017 Best Airport & Concession Awards, with the award for “Best Management Team” for its concessions program in the small airport category. Miami-based airport travel company NewsLink was named […]

Mexicans flock to Canada while US visits decline

Mexicans are forsaking visits to the United States, many in favor of Canada where their money goes further and visa requirements have been scrapped, according to the latest data from industry booking analyst ForwardKeys.   While US President Trump has talked about building a wall on the Mexican border, Canada’s new policy of visa-free travel […]

Barry Geoghegan & Severino Pusic team up to make new Duty Free Global a force in TR wines and spirits distribution worldwide

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Severino Pusic, Barry Geoghegan and 
Laura Klingeman toast the success of their new venture.

  Respected industry veterans Barry Geoghegan and Severino Pusic have joined forces to create a new specialized wines and spirits distribution company with the reach and relationships to cover the entire duty free world with a consolidated supply of premium wines and spirits.   The new company, Duty Free Global (DFG), which combines the duty […]

Burberry licenses beauty business to Coty Inc.

In a strategic shift, British fashion house Burberry has entered into a long-term licensing agreement with Coty Inc. for its Burberry Beauty luxury fragrances, cosmetics and skincare. Under the agreement, Coty will develop, manufacture and distribute the full range of Burberry Beauty products globally.   Coty will pay £130M in cash for the long-term exclusive […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 35

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. Dufry Group consolidates its dominant position at Mexico City’s international airport by winning the duty free concession contract for Terminal 2, which had previously been held by Grupo Wisa. And further […]

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