Lisa Kauffman joins Starboard as new SVP, CMO

Starboard Cruise Services has appointed Lisa Kauffman as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, she will lead the planning, development and execution of strategic initiatives for Starboard, supporting the delivery of guest experiences and brand innovation tailored to each of Starboard’s cruise line partners. Kauffman, who has more than 20 years’ experience with global […]

Starboard features first-at-sea brands, luxury and exclusive products onboard Norwegian Encore

Starboard Cruise Services played an integral role in the launch voyage of the new Norwegian Encore cruise ship. Starboard’s The Tradewinds Shops, covering more than 7,000 sq. feet of retail space, offers luxury retail spaces, first-at-sea brands, limited-edition spirits, inaugural exclusives, and sustainability collections that align with Norwegian’s environmental commitment.   Luxury Retail Norwegian Encore bolsters the cruise line’s luxury […]

Enrique Urioste joins Dufry in key South American role as Oscar Garcia Pedrosa prepares to retire

Enrique Urioste, one of the Americas most recognized and respected travel retail operators, is joining travel retail giant Dufry as Cluster General manager for South America (excluding Brazil). He assumes the new role as of January 1, 2020. Urioste will replace Oscar Garcia Pedrosa, who will retire in mid-2020. From his initial introduction as the first Secretary General of South […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 49

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 spotlight this week is squarely focused on PEOPLE news. Alain Maingreaud was unanimously re-elected for a second term as president of TFWA. Page 1. Two major travel retail executives take new roles: Dan Cappell, whose career […]

Frontier Duty Free Association prepares to work with new Canadian government as 2019 Convention convenes

Convention highlights Reporting that attendance at the 2019 FDFA Convention was up, with more than 230 people in attendance, Frontier Duty Free Association Executive Director Barbara Barrett told TMI that the goal is for everyone to have “meaningful connections.” “Suppliers, buyers and owners are all busy in meetings, doing business,” she said about the annual […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 48

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Canada’s Frontier Duty Free Association held its annual Convention in Toronto on Nov. 11-14, welcoming attendees with its renowned warmth and good spirits in an atmosphere that FDFA Executive Director, Barbara Barrett says fostered “meaningful connections.” TMI here […]

Brazil confirms increase in Border duty free allowance

The Brazilian Ministry of Economy has officially confirmed that the duty free allowance for travelers entering Brazil via a land border will increase from $US300 to $US500 from January 1 2020. Ordinance No 601 confirming the new allowance has already been published in the State Gazette. This measure follows on from a previous announcement on October15, […]

Estée Lauder extends Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond skincare range

Estée Lauder’s potent New Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond Transformative Energy Dual Infusion skin treatment is now available in downtown and airport travel retail locations worldwide. The treatment combines a double concentration of Black Diamond Truffle Extract with Re-Nutriv’s latest youth-sustaining technology to produce skin that feels firmer, and looks more sculpted, radiant and even-toned. The product […]

Duty Free Dynamics rates Cannes debut with high marks

Panama-based “master distributor” Duty Free Dynamics welcomed more than 200 different guests at its showroom located across the Palais des Festivals during TFWA in Cannes last month. These visitors included operators, partners and brands, in a 2-section showroom where DFD exhibited its Sunglasses, Footwear and Outdoor & Travel Gear products in one section and Toys, […]

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