Rémy Cointreau appoints Simon Coughlin CEO of new “Whisky” business unit

Following the recent acquisition of the Domaine des Hautes Glaces and Westland distilleries, Rémy Cointreau has announced the creation of a “Whisky” business unit within the group. Simon Coughlin, CEO of The Bruichladdich Distillery Company, is taking over the management of the Whisky business unit, which comprises the Bruichladdich distillery (the Scottish single malts and […]

MIA breaks passenger record in 2016

Miami International Airport served nearly 44.6 million travelers, a new record – up by 234,000 over 2015. This was the airport’s seventh-consecutive year of passenger growth. MIA was also confirmed as the busiest U.S. airport for international freight, and broke its 2015 record for annual freight traffic, growing 0.37 percent to 2.18 million tons in […]

Neutral celebrates 30 years serving Uruguay border

Neutral CEO Enrique Urioste, far left, and staff and guests, celebrate the border store’s 30th anniversary in festivities in one of the stores in the town of Chuy.

Congratulations to Uruguayan border store, Neutral Duty Free, which celebrated its 30th anniversary on January 24 in Chuy, the location of the group’s original shop opened 30 years ago to the day. Neutral is the largest duty free chain in Uruguay, employing more than 500 staff across its nine locations. Neutral CEO Enrique Urioste hosted the […]

Rémy Martin launches Louis XIII Time Collection

Louis XIII has launched The Time Collection, a series of unique limited editions that will be released every two years showcasing milestones in the history of Louis XIII. The Time Collection recounts the Louis XIII journey in a story that shares its celebrated adventures and relives great landmarks of human history. In 1900 it was awarded […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 27

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 the TMI Spotlight is squarely on Latin American operators.     In news breaking early this morning, Dufry and DFASS officially announced the award of the operation of the duty free shops at Bogota’s El Dorado International […]

Dufry/DFASS joint venture wins new concession in Colombia

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  Dufry and DFASS have been awarded the operation of the duty-free shops at El Dorado International Airport, Bogota. The 10 years concession agreement signed with the airport operator, Opain S.A., will comprise close to 2,200 sqm of total retail space.   El Dorado International Airport is the largest airport in Colombia and the main international […]

Eyewear giants Luxottica and Essilor to merge

Two of the largest eyewear companies in the world have announced that they are merging, which will create a “global integrated player” of major proportions. Italy-based Luxottica and France’s Essilor announced the deal—worth approximately $16 billion according to published reports — on Monday. Essilor International today reported that it had reached a share exchange with […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 26

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 TMI is all about PEOPLE.     Edrington Global TR announces a change in leadership with “Tellis” Baroutsis and    Igor Boyadjian moving up to new positions.     Godiva promotes three of its staff in TR […]

US$10 billion upgrade unveiled for New York JFK

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $10 billion plan to significantly upgrade and improve New York City’s JF Kennedy International airport. Addressing the Association for a Better New York on Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo presented a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport “equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.” Based […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 25

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. I must start this issue of TMI by sending our deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible shooting attack that took place at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport on Friday afternoon. Not only did it take […]

DANZKA Vodka goes Blue Chip: The travel retail favorite premium vodka sponsors exclusive FWA event at NASDAQ’s New York headquarters

The launch of DANZKA Vodka in the United States received a prominent boost this month, when the brand sponsored the annual charity holiday benefit for the prestigious Financial Women’s Association (FWA) in New York City on Dec. 5. There DANZKA held an exclusive tasting event with two DANZKA cocktails specially created for the occasion. The […]

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