UNWTO: Global tourism arrivals highest since 2010 as tourism generates $4 billion a day worldwide

International tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017, the highest increase since 2010, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest Tourism Highlights. Tourism is currently the world’s third-largest export sector, reaching US$1.6 trillion in 2017, says the report. International tourist arrivals reached a new record total of 1,323 million in 2017, some 84 million more […]

Gebr. Heinemann joins UN Global Compact

One of the travel retail industry’s leading operators, Gebr. Heinemann, is showing its commitment to responsible business practices by joining the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). By joining this initiative, the company is publicly committing to integrating the UNGC’s ten universal principles on human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption into its own corporate strategy. […]

Pernod GTR launches Chivas XV in global travel retail

Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail has launched Chivas XV in global travel retail before rolling out the blended scotch whisky globally in October. Chivas XV is a 15 year old blended scotch whisky selectively finished in Grande Champagne cognac casks. Chivas XV launched exclusively in global travel retail at the beginning of July and will […]

St. Kitts passes one million cruise passengers

St. Kitts received its millionth cruise passenger for the first time in its history on July 16. The milestone passenger arrived onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise’s the Freedom of the Seas. Tourism Minister Lindsay Grant led the welcome delegation and selected the millionth passenger upon disembarkation, who was treated to a complimentary island tour. The historic occasion […]

Nestlé ITR relaunches premium SWISS chocolate range exclusively in travel retail

Following a 12-month program of brand redevelopment, Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) has successfully relaunched its Nestlé SWISS range. The premium Nestlé SWISS chocolate is a travel retail exclusive. The new visual identity of Nestlé SWISS is inspired by the natural and rugged landscapes of Switzerland, says the company, explaining that it is a contemporary take […]

Norman Bonchick, Chairman and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits announces retirement

Beverage industry legend Norman Bonchick, Chairman and CEO of 375 Park Avenue Spirits is retiring August 1 from active management of the company, it was announced today, although he will continue working with the privately-owned import firm in a limited capacity as a consultant. Current President and COO Jason Schladenhauffen has been named to assume Bonchick’s duties as CEO. […]

BOSS BOTTLED UNITED celebrates the World Cup

To mark the launch of the limited edition BOSS BOTTLED UNITED in travel retail, BOSS Parfums shared the excitement of the World Cup by partnering with key retailers in an activation that celebrated soccer. The new fragrance comes enclosed in a silver-shaded flacon, and with a scent said to act as a physical reminder of […]

HUGO goes on an Urban Journey

HUGO Parfums unveiled the next chapter of its #YourTimeIsNow campaign with a new scent, HUGO Urban Journey, which encourages millennials to explore the city on their doorstep before venturing into the world beyond. To mark the launch in travel retail and to bring the campaign to life different retailtainment-led ‘pop-ups’ were installed within airports. In […]

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