Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 20

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   Calling all women attending the Duty Free and Travel Retail Summit of the Americas.   Please make plans to attend the annual WiTR Networking cocktail […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 19

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 TRAVE RETAIL ORLANDO NETWORKING EVENT   Calling all women attending the Duty Free and Travel Retail Summit of the Americas.   Please make plans to attend the annual WiTR Networking cocktail […]

Zendaya Coleman brings youth and charisma as newest Lancôme ambassador

Lancôme has named Zendaya Coleman as the brand’s newest global ambassador. The 22-year-old American actress, singer, and fashion authority adds her unique and diverse vision to the French luxury house of beauty, said the official announcement. “Zendaya brings a youthful and a unique approach to beauty that perfectly complements Lancôme’s vision and creativity,” said Françoise Lehmann, international […]

m1nd-set report: global cruise shopping is “every marketer’s dream scenario”

In its latest report, Swiss research agency m1nd-set takes a close look at onboard cruise shop-ping and how it compares with shopping at airports, concluding that cruise shopping “is every marketers’ dream scenario.” The m1nd-set research identified significant differences between international travelers shopping onboard cruise ships and in airports in terms of scale of business, […]

Rituals global expansion gathers pace as brand opens first store in Americas travel retail at London Supply

  Rituals teamed up with Essence Corp, its Americas distributor, to open the brand’s first travel retail store in the region, located at London Supply’s Puerto Iguazu duty free complex. The 28sq m shop-in-shop, which opened Feb. 2, features a large assortment of Rituals products including fragrance sticks, candles, perfumes, gift sets and products from […]

ForwardKeys: U.S. suffers 3% Asian setback in 2018

The number of tourists arriving in the United States from the Asia Pacific region fell by 3.2% last year, according to latest findings from ForwardKeys. The Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii (a top destination for Japanese travelers to the U.S.) contributed to a drop in U.S.-bound tourism in the second half of 2018. In addition, […]

YVR announces revamped Food and Beverage and Retail options

Working with SSP Canada, San Francisco-based boutique airport restaurant operator Tastes on the Fly, and Paradies Lagardère, the new options include many first-time concepts to YVR, and will complement the airport’s existing portfolio of more than 170 shops, services and restaurants located before and after security. “Our vision for YVR’s commercial experience is to remain […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 18

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 news is in the numbers and research findings.   Destination Canada reports that tourism arrivals hit a record high for the second year in a row, even as air arrivals from […]

Stellar Partners, Inc. announces agreement to acquire Pacific Gateway Concessions

Florida-based travel retail company Stellar Partners, Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pacific Gateway Concessions (PGC). The acquisition continues the company’s strategic growth plan as a leading North American airport retailer and will increase its portfolio combined to 99 award-winning news/convenience and specialty stores in 20 airports throughout the United States. […]

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