IAADFS elects Dufry’s Rene Riedi as new Chairman

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) Board of Directors elected Rene Riedi to be the next Chairman of the Association, effective July 1, 2019.  Riedi is eligible for a two-year term. He replaces Erasmo Orlliac of Motta International, who remains on the Board after serving as Chair for three years. The […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 31

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Today’s issue of Travel Markets Insider ranges from the Mercosur to Canada, with several stops in between. In news that broke last Friday, the European Union and the countries in Mercosur— Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay – signed […]

Pernod Ricard’s The Gin Hub strengthens its Super-Premium+ Gin portfolio with MALFY Italian gins

The Gin Hub, Pernod Ricard’s stand-alone brand company that focuses on the global development of its portfolio of International Premium Gin brands, is expanding its Super-Premium+ range with the addition of MALFY. The acquisition of MALFY by The Gin Hub was confirmed on June 20, 2019 by the Pernod Ricard Group. Currently available in more than 30 markets worldwide, […]

Go Travel joins the Travel Retail Consortium

Travel accessories brand Go Travel announces that it has joined the UK-based Travel Retail Consortium. With a primary focus on Travel Retail, Go Travel works with a large number of retail partners in the UK, and its products can be found in thousands of retail stores and most airports across the region. In addition to […]

LAWA announces organizational changes to support modernization program

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has appointed Justin Erbacci as Chief Operating Officer, effective Aug. 5. Erbacci succeeds Samson Mengistu, who is retiring after more than 25 years at LAWA. Erbacci, who has been with LAWA since July 2016, was most recently Chief Innovation and Commercial Strategy Officer and Deputy Executive Director, leading the Terminal Development and Improvement […]

MONARQ Group obtains Carbon Neutral Footprint

Spirits distribution company MONARQ Group announces that it has obtained its Carbon Neutral Footprint, “a first step in our contribution to reduce climate change,” it says. By doing this, the carbon emission that MONARQ produces will be compensated and invested in emission reduction projects which combine energy, environment and developmental solutions into sustainable business opportunities in developing countries. […]

Bacardi’s new GTR exclusive 16YO boosts premiumization strategy

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has announced the launch of the GTR exclusive Bacardi Gran Reserva Especial (16YO). Bacardi Gran Reserva Especial (16YO) is described as a rare, limited edition, premium sipping rum, crafted from hand-selected exceptional barrels of aged rum, and is designed to help Bacardi lead the category growth opportunity in premium rum in GTR. Bacardi Gran Reserva Especial […]

Brazil authorizes two more border stores

An additional two duty free stores have been authorized to open by the Receita Federal, the Brazilian Customs Authorities. Emporio Duty Free, owned by JR Correa & Cia and situated in Barra do Quarai (Sister town of Bella Union in Uruguay) and New York Comercio Importacao-Exportacao located in Uruguaiana are the two new members of […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 30

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   TFWA has announced that former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair — certainly a high profile player in global politics — will be the keynote speaker at this year’s World Exhibition & Conference in […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 29

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   In an issue chock full of wide-ranging news, TMI starts off with the welcome announcement that the first two Brazilian border stores have been authorized to open by Brazil’s Receita Federal. TMI will run additional information on this breaking […]

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