Airports

MIA names Lester Sola the new Aviation Director

Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has named Lester Sola as its new Director and Chief Executive Officer. Sola will oversee operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports throughout Miami-Dade County, which together generate $33.7 billion in business revenue and support more than 280,000 direct and indirect jobs. MIA itself handles more […]

MIA opens first U.S. passport clearance facility with facial recognition

On February 27, officials from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Miami International Airport’s newly renovated Concourse E federal inspection facility for international arrivals. The facility is the first in the country completely dedicated to providing expedited passport screening via facial recognition technology, […]

Diageo GTR opens luxury spirits shop at DFW with DFASS

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Diageo Global Travel opened a new luxury store in partnership with DFASS Group and its partners CBI Retail Venture (CBIRV), MDT Strategic Ventures and Charles Bush Consulting in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport earlier this month.   The 400 sq.ft store is the first Diageo retail space to open in Dallas Fort Worth Airport and is designed […]

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 […]

Airmall Cleveland awarded 5-year contract extension at CLE

Airmall Cleveland, has signed a five-year contract extension to continue its role as developer and manager of the retail concessions program at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), effective Jan. 16, 2019. Under the contract extension, the Fraport USA unit will continue managing the retail and dining program at CLE through beginning of 2024. The agreement covers the […]

Perrier-Jouët unveils art-inspired immersive digital pop-up at MIA

  Just in time for Miami’s famed Art Basel celebration, travelers at Miami International Airport will be able to discover Eden by Perrier-Jouët, an all-encompassing digital experience that introduces passengers to Perrier-Jouët’s Belle Epoque range of champagnes. The Art Nouveau-themed installation was officially opened on December 4 with a ribbon-cutting attended by Pernod Ricard executives […]

An Absolut Adventure pops-up in Las Vegas

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail created an exciting Absolut Adventure pop-up at the beginning of November at Las Vegas International Airport that featured inter-active elements and drove passengers to the nearby Dufry duty free store. The Absolut pop-up featured a photo booth, tastings, and a special Absolut promotional price. “The pop-up encouraged passengers to share their […]

Appleton brings taste of Jamaica to JFK Terminal 5

Gruppo Campari is running a major activity for Appleton Estate rum with International Shoppes at New York JFK Airport’s Terminal 5 (JetBlue).  The event highlights the close link between Appleton and the theme of world travel. Shoppers are welcomed to a ‘cargo station’ where they receive a brand-stamped souvenir ‘customs clearance form’ that shares key […]

The Design Solution’s Nick Taylor: Colorful Cancun elements create unique sense of place in Dufry’s new T4 retail space

London-based The Design Solution created Dufry Group’s stylish new retail space (2,540sqm) at Cancún International Airport, which features the innovative ‘New Generation’ store concept that projects an extraordinary and colorful sense of location. Nick Taylor, Director, The Design Solution, outlines the design concept for the Cancun stores and the commercial drivers behind it: “The Cancun store designs […]

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