DFASS and partners inaugurate ground-breaking DFW duty free stores

DFASS Group with its partner CBI Retail Ventures (CBI) officially inaugurated the largest duty free store in the western hemisphere last week at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Terminal D. The 19,000-square-foot, two-level TRG Duty Free store, which has been open since December, offers passengers experiential shopping including two executive mezzanine lounges, $2 million […]

Top Dufry and Carnival Cruise execs headline speaker lineup at ASUTIL/IAADFS Summit of the Americas

ASUTIL and IAADFS have now released the full slate of speakers for the Executive Conference Sessions at the 2018 Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas to be held March 18–21, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Julían Díaz González, CEO, Dufry and Gustavo Antorcha, Chief Operating Officer, Carnival Cruise Lines will headline the Executive Conference Sessions, […]

CTO Caribbean Tourism Performance Report 2017: some growth after hurricane impact; recovery underway

CTO this morning presented its annual Caribbean Tourism Performance Report 2017 & Outlook. The catastrophic hurricanes that devastated some Caribbean destinations last September slowed down tourism’s progress but did not stop it, according to figures released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). Ryan Skeete, the CTO’s acting director of research announced at a news conference […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 21

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   Heinemann Americas celebrated the official opening of its first ever cruise ship shop in the Americas onboard the Carnival Liberty in Port Canaveral, Florida last week, the first of four ships Heinemann Americas […]

Bacardi to acquire Patrón Tequila for $5.1 billion

Family-owned Bacardi Limited announced today it will acquire 100% of Patrón Spirits International AG and its ultra-premium Patrón brand. The transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, follows the successful relationship the companies have had for nearly a decade since Bacardi’s initial acquisition of a significant minority stake in Patrón in 2008. The transaction […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 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.   The New Year has started with a slew of new Boardroom deals that could have some impact on the products sold in travel retail.   The big announcement released this afternoon was that Bacardi was […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 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.   Breaking News:  Around 10 p.m. tonight EST (Jan. 9) NOAA reported that a huge 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off of Honduras, approximately 152 miles north of Puerto Lempira. This is the largest […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 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.   Travel Markets Insider wishes our readers around the world a happy, healthy, successful and peaceful New Year in 2018. We thank you all for your readership and support and look forward […]

Tito’s Handmade Vodka celebrates Chinese Year of the Dog

Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which is known as “the vodka for dog people,” welcomes the Chinese New Year with a seasonal promotional gift bag that echoes the brand’s special relationship with man’s best friend. In honor of the upcoming Year of the Dog, the original craft vodka from Austin, Texas, has released a special gift pack decorated […]

M1nd-set: Digital disruption creates new opportunities for Millennial marketing

Swiss research agency m1nd-set has released a special analysis on digital marketing opportunities with Millennial consumers via its Business 1ntelligence Service (B1S). M1nd-set’s B1S brings together global shopper insights drawn from 50,000 face-face interviews with travelers at airport departure gates, and IATA’s unique traffic analysis and forecasting tool DDS.   M1nd-set has been closely monitoring two […]

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