Latin America

Ron Cihuatan, El Salvador’s ambassador to the world

Ron Cihuatan, the first rum ever produced in El Salvador, is expanding its range of handcrafted rums as it grows its international business, including to travel retail. Licorera Cihuatan Vice President Juan Alfredo Pacas tells TMI that Ron Cihuatan takes its responsibility as El Salvador’s rum very seriously. “Ron Cihuatan began as a dream to […]

Low cost airlines boom in Latin America

by John Gallagher The development of low cost airlines in the Latin American aviation market has been a bit of a mixed bag.  Brazilian airline Gol started operations in 2001 shortly after the expansion of the low cost model in North America and Europe in the late nineties. Many predicted a healthy future for low […]

DFA stores help transform Tocumen Airport

  Panama’s Tocumen International Airport is going through a major transformation, driven in large part by the new stores recently opened by Duty Free Americas. The makeover is immediately visible as travelers pass through Tocumen’s main security checkpoint in Terminal 1where they are greeted by two brightly lit, welcoming Duty Free Americas stores sporting a […]

BOSS BOTTLED UNITED celebrates the World Cup

To mark the launch of the limited edition BOSS BOTTLED UNITED in travel retail, BOSS Parfums shared the excitement of the World Cup by partnering with key retailers in an activation that celebrated soccer. The new fragrance comes enclosed in a silver-shaded flacon, and with a scent said to act as a physical reminder of […]

HUGO goes on an Urban Journey

HUGO Parfums unveiled the next chapter of its #YourTimeIsNow campaign with a new scent, HUGO Urban Journey, which encourages millennials to explore the city on their doorstep before venturing into the world beyond. To mark the launch in travel retail and to bring the campaign to life different retailtainment-led ‘pop-ups’ were installed within airports. In […]

GUCCI BLOOM blossoms with Coty in Brazil

The vision for GUCCI BLOOM in travel retail was to create a ‘pop-up’ store that strongly communicated GUCCI BLOOM’s key attributes of vitality, creativity, quirkiness and uniqueness. Coty is working with Dufry in Brazil to host this stunning animation in August and September. The ‘pop-up’ created by Coty captured the attention of passengers and transformed […]

Currency crisis in Brazil and Argentina

Buenos Aires-based John Gallagher looks at the economic situation in Latin America and studies how recent currency fluctuations are affecting the duty free business.   Currency devaluations in Brazil and Argentina in May and June have led to severe currency fluctuations in both countries, with an overspill that impacts all facets of their economies including […]

AA2000’s 15 billion Arg. Peso renovation underway at Ezeiza

Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000) has held the concession to manage the principal airports in Argentina since 1998. Controlled by the powerful Buenos Aires based conglomerate Corporacion America, which is owned by Argentine entrepreneur Eduardo Eurnekian, AA2000 is part of a group that manages airports in Italy, Brazil, Ecuador, Italy and Armenia. In Argentina, AA2000 controls […]

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