Canada: tourist arrivals reach record levels

Arrivals from Destination Canada’s international markets were up 5.8% year to-date through the first six months, with all 11 markets up year-over-year over the first half of 2017. Destination Canada markets Canada internationally in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the UK and the USA. More than 5.7 million overnight arrivals from the U.S. took place in […]

Giorgio Armani Beauty opens two new North American TR locations

  L’Oréal’s Giorgio Armani team unveiled two expansions in Travel Retail Americas in May, with major openings in Vancouver and New York’s JFK International airports. Vancouver International Airport welcomed Giorgio Armani Beauty in a 12-sqm space located in the Beauty Shop’s main traffic area. The store, dressed in Armani’s new red look, caters to a […]

ARINA wins Québec Duty Free Tender

Aer Rianta International North America Inc. (ARINA) has been awarded the duty free retail concession at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, the company announced on July 6. ARINA has operated the duty free stores in Montreal for the past two decades. The contract covers all core categories as well as souvenirs, watches, gifts, food and […]

Montréal’s renovated Alexandra Pier Cruise Terminal opens

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomed Holland America Line’s MS Maasdam, the first ship to dock at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal, on June 10. “We are very proud to have successfully completed this important project that represents a milestone in the Port of Montreal’s modern history. Now fully up and running, this new terminal bolsters the […]

Importations Guay & TFWA Cares program make a difference in Haiti

Importations Guay’s TFWA Cares project in Haiti continues to make a difference for Haitian youth with water, energy and food projects, Justin Guay tellsTMI. Guay initially began donating running shoes through the organization Streethearts in 2014. Streethearts’ goal is to provide shelter and a safe place for street youth in Cap Haitian. Guay realized the […]

Canadian tourism arrivals hit 14-year high in 2016

Canada welcomed 19,979,334 travelers in 2016—the highest number since 2002 and second highest ever. International arrivals increased by 16% in Destination Canada’s 10 overseas markets, and 10% in the US market, for an average of 11% growth across the board. “I’m excited to say that 2016 was a fantastic year for our tourism industry,” said […]

Canadian duty free sales up in 2016

Canada’s duty free sales were up in both airport and land border stores in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Airport duty free sales were $407 million in 2016, rising approximately 8% versus 2015 sales. December sales increased 15%. Perfume, Cosmetics, Skincare, the number one category in Canada’s […]

Canada July duty free sales up

Canada’s duty free sales were up at both airport and land border stores in July 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Airport sales were $39 million for the month, rising 19% versus July 2015. Through the first seven months airport sales are $220 million, an increase of 6.9%. […]

YVR on pace to break new passenger record for 2016

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) passenger traffic is up in all sectors for the first half of 2016. From January to June, YVR welcomed 10.5 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% versus the same period in 2015, and is on track to break another passenger record by the end of the year. International traffic (excluding the U.S.) is […]

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