Americas-Caribbean airline route review: US has two-thirds of seats; Rio-São Paulo is busiest route

Airline network news and analysis group anna-aero reports that domestic South and Central American services top the Americas and Caribbean route rankings, even though US airports and airlines dominate the market in terms of available capacity and account for more than two-thirds of the region’s weekly departing seats. In fact, anna-aero reports that the four […]

Revlon brings its LOVE to Orlando

One on One with Revlon’s David Carvalho David Carvalho, who joined Revlon last October in the newly created role of Senior Vice-President and General Manager Global Distributors, Licensees and Travel-Retail business, personifies the attention the cosmetics giant is giving to the travel retail channel. Carvalho, a Brazilian by birth who has lived and worked in […]

DANZKA brings back Tito Gonzalez to head LATAM sales

Ricardo “Tito” Gonzalez has joined German spirits company Waldemar Behn GmbH as Regional Director Latin America and Caribbean, effective March 1. Gonzalez will focus on growing Danzka Vodka in the region, and expanding the distribution of Dooley’s Original Toffee Cream Liqueur and other brands owned by the company. Gonzalez brings 15 years of spirits industry […]

UNWTO: +1.1 billion tourists traveled abroad in 2014

International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, up 51 million, or 4.7%, over 20134, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. This is the fifth consecutive year of above average growth since the 2009 economic crisis. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourism to grow by 3% to 4%. The Americas and Europe were […]

Xavier Rossinyol steps down at Dufry

Dufry has announced that Xavier Rossinyol, Chief Operating Officer of Region 1 EMEA & Asia and member of the Group Executive Committee of Dufry Group, will step down from his current position on April 1, 2015. Since joining the company in 2004 as Group Chief Financial Officer, Rossinyol was a key executive in the development […]

Edrington and World Equity Brand Builders launch new Edrington WEBB Travel Retail Americas JV

Premium spirits company Edrington and Miami-based World Equity Brand Builders (WEBB) have officially announced the formation of their new joint venture, Edrington Webb Travel Retail Americas. The two companies reported in August 2014 that they were in exclusive discussions about a distribution partnership for the travel retail channel in the Americas, including Canada and the […]

Duty Free City opens Flagship location in San Ysidro

New US travel retail operator Duty Free City officially opened its doors at its flagship location on the US-Mexico border in San Ysidro, California, on July 29.   Located at 601 East San Ysidro Boulevard, the 14,000-square foot retail location created in the Spanish Colonial style is described as a luxurious shopping experience with beauty […]

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