Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 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.   We start out this issue of Travel Markets Insider with a look at the U.S. aviation industry, which has welcomed the new Trump administration with open arms, heralding the appointment […]

Canadian duty free sales up in 2016

Canada’s duty free sales were up in both airport and land border stores in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Airport duty free sales were $407 million in 2016, rising approximately 8% versus 2015 sales. December sales increased 15%. Perfume, Cosmetics, Skincare, the number one category in Canada’s […]

Dufry debuts its Hudson concept in China at Chengdu Airport

Dufry continues its global expansion, most recently opening eight Hudson Travel Essentials Convenience Bookstores in China, at Terminal 2 of Chengdu Airport in partnership with Bright Power Beijing. The shops at Chengdu airport will be operated by Hudson Bright Power (Beijing) Commercial Company, a joint-venture between Dufry and Bright Power Beijing, a company which operates bookstores throughout China. […]

Tito’s Handmade Vodka builds presence in US duty free

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Tito’s Handmade Vodka, distributed in North America Duty Free by EWTRA, is increasing its footprint in airports and cruise lines across the region. EWTRA has launched a program of high impact activations that celebrate Tito’s American heritage and craft credentials at Boston Logan International Airport, and JFK International and LaGuardia airports in New York. The […]

Paradies Lagardère opens three new retail offerings

Paradies Lagardère opened three new fashion and accessories retail offerings at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 this week. The three well-known brands, PANDORA, Brooks Brothers and CORSA Collections, are located in an elegant, 4,000 square-foot store walk through space in the main part of the terminal. PANDORA features a wide selection of hand-finished and […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 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. Record breaking Caribbean tourism arrivals released this morning from the CTO, and the widening Trump slump hitting travel to the US after President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven primarily […]

Revlon restructures following Elizabeth Arden acquisition

Following its acquisition of Elizabeth Arden, which closed in September, Revlon, Inc. unveiled a new organization structure in mid –January which it says will “enable the company to meet its long-term growth aspirations and more effectively compete in the dynamic and rapidly growing, global beauty industry.” According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange […]

Mondelez WTR announces reorganization

Mondelez International is reorganizing, combining the leadership of its World Travel Retail, European Export and Swiss domestic market businessesunder the direction of Andreas Fehr. Martin Kläusli – currently Head of Regional Accounts of Mondelez WTR – has been appointed as Sales Director of the Business Unit Switzerland, responsible for the Swiss domestic business. This position […]

Tito’s Handmade Vodka celebrates the Year of the Rooster

Hot-selling American brand,Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the original craft vodka from Austin, Texas, heralded the Chinese New Year with a seasonal promotional gift bag in selected stores across Asia. The special rooster bottle bag, clad in red and gold, symbolizes good fortune and happiness and is available to shoppers in King Power at Bangkok International Airport, […]

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