Absolut Drop turns actions of hate into Symbols of love

Absolut Vodka has launched Absolut Drop, a new limited edition bottle that turns actions of hate into symbols of love. Absolut traveled to racist and anti-LGBTQ protests across the globe and collected hate and intolerance-filled signs and placards. This ink was then extracted and repurposed to spread a better message of positivity. To raise awareness […]

Denizen jewelry lands on Turks & Caicos

Caribbean-born jewelry brand Denizen has anchored on the British Overseas Territory of Turks & Caicos Luxury duty free retailer Royal Jewels is exclusivity distributing Denizen on the archipelago and retailing it at their flagship stores. Two stainless steel collections are currently available for Turks & Caicos and for the island of Providenciales (site of the […]

British Airways to move to JFK T8 in 2022

British Airways has announced it will move to John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 8 in 2022. It currently flies out of JFK Terminal 7. The airline is investing in a new, improved terminal alongside American Airlines as part of a significant reinvestment by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The two […]

More record traffic for NY area airports in 2018

New York’s airports had another record year in 2018, with the Port Authority’s four commercial airports – John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and New York Stewart International airports – handling 137.9 million passengers. This breaks the previous record, set in 2017, by 3.8%. Newark Liberty reported a 6.3% annual increase, JFK reported […]

LAX sets another record for passengers in 2018

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) set a new all-time record for passenger traffic in 2018 with 87.5 million travelers, up 3.52% over 2017’s previous record. International passenger traffic slightly outpaced overall traffic growth at LAX, with a record-setting 26 million international travelers last year. More than 61 million domestic passengers traveled through LAX. In 2018, nonstop […]

DFW named Air Transport World’s 2019 Global Airport of the Year

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport has been recognized as the 2019 Airport of the Year by Air Transport World (ATW). The award recognizes DFW’s innovation in providing a world-class customer experience, global leadership in sustainability, cost effective and efficient operations, excellent partnership with airlines, and collaboration with local communities to further develop the economic benefits […]

Waked sues National Bank of Panama for losses due to actions taken after company was listed on US Clinton list

Abdul Waked, founder of former leading travel retail company Grupo Wisa, has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the National Bank of Panama (BNP), claiming damages, loss and loss-of- profit stemming from actions taken after Waked and his businesses were included by the U.S. Treasury Department on the “Clinton List” for activities linked to money laundering […]

Vancouver International Airport’s traffic soars to new record in 2018

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) had another year of record-breaking growth in 2018, welcoming more than 25.9 million passengers, a 7.3% increase over 2017. YVR reached its 25 million passenger milestone two years ahead of its forecast. More than 12.1 million domestic passengers traveled through the airport in 2018, up 6.1%. Inter-national passengers (including transborder) reached […]

CTO projects 6-7% growth in the Caribbean in 2019 following better-than-predicted performance last year

The Caribbean tourism sector is projected to record strong growth in 2019 on the heels of a stronger-than-expected performance last year. In his annual Caribbean Tourism Performance Review news conference, Ryan Skeete, acting director of research of The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), said he is forecasting 6-7% growth this year, continuing an upward trend which began […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 16

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 it is all about the numbers, and many North American airports are reporting record air traffic in 2018!   In our lead story, the Caribbean Tourism Organization is projecting a surprisingly robust 6-7% growth […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 15

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. Travel Markets Insider is proud to present today an interview with the operator of one of the first duty free border stores scheduled to open in Brazil.   TMI‘s John Gallagher speaks with Marcos Lemos of the Caraballat Free Shop, […]

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