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Dufry’s organic growth accelerates to 7.2% in 1Q 2017

Leading travel retail company Dufry reports that turnover grew by 4.7% reaching CHF 1,706.8 million in the first quarter of 2017 from CHF 1,630.2 million one year earlier. As a result of stable growth in most locations and improved performance in specific businesses positively impacted by Brazilian and Russian travelers, organic growth continued to accelerate […]

Canadian tourism arrivals hit 14-year high in 2016

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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 […]

Tito’s Handmade Vodka builds presence in US duty free

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Tito’s Handmade Vodka, distributed in North America Duty Free by EWTRA, is increasing its footprint in airports and cruise lines across the region. EWTRA has launched a program of high impact activations that celebrate Tito’s American heritage and craft credentials at Boston Logan International Airport, and JFK International and LaGuardia airports in New York. The […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 29

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. Record breaking Caribbean tourism arrivals released this morning from the CTO, and the widening Trump slump hitting travel to the US after President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven primarily […]

AIRMALL USA Appoints New President and CEO

AIRMALL USA has named Ben Zandi as president and chief executive officer, overseeing the North American operations of parent company, Fraport, effective immediately.   A global airport company, Fraport serves more than 230 million travelers in 24 airports and nine countries. In the U.S., its award-winning airport concessions program, Airmall, is in four major airports. […]

Travel Markets Insider Breaking News

US airports target of protests against President Trump’s controversial immigration ban   Breaking News: Federal judge issues emergency stay against ban CNN has just reported that a federal judge granted an emergency stay Saturday night for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries who have already arrived in the US and those who are in transit, and […]

MIA breaks passenger record in 2016

Miami International Airport served nearly 44.6 million travelers, a new record – up by 234,000 over 2015. This was the airport’s seventh-consecutive year of passenger growth. MIA was also confirmed as the busiest U.S. airport for international freight, and broke its 2015 record for annual freight traffic, growing 0.37 percent to 2.18 million tons in […]

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