Starboard Cruise Services appoints Brenda Yester Baty as Chief Commercial Officer

Starboard Cruise Services has appointed Brenda Yester Baty to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In this newly created position, Baty will guide the company’s discipline for integration of business insights, shopper and market intelligence into operational execution and program development to further enhance Starboard’s delivery of exceptional guest experiences, says the company. Baty […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 22

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   WOMEN IN TRAVEL RETAIL ORLANDO NETWORKING EVENT   You are welcome to join us even if you have not RSVP’d as of today.    Calling all women attending the Duty Free and Travel […]

Dufry tailors its airport expertise to onboard cruise sales

Dufry Cruise Services, the giant retailer’s former Flagship division that was renamed in 2018, has grown significantly over the past few years – from handling the retail concessions onboard only 9 ships in 2012, to working with 32 ships as of 2018. From its beginnings working with Norwegian Cruise Line, Dufry Cruise Services now operates […]

Brand Strategy brings top-name fashion to travel retail

Brand Strategy is another fashion company debuting in travel retail at the Summit this year.  Helmed by well-known Ellyn Porpora for its duty free business, the company distributes and manages a distinguished portfolio of branded products within specialized channels globally (Booth 700). With a portfolio that includes such brands as Cole Haan, Nautica, Adidas Golf […]

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