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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 […]

Neutral celebrates 30 years serving Uruguay border

Congratulations to Uruguayan border store, Neutral Duty Free, which celebrated its 30th anniversary on January 24 in Chuy, the location of the group’s original shop opened 30 years ago to the day. Neutral is the largest duty free chain in Uruguay, employing more than 500 staff across its nine locations. Neutral CEO Enrique Urioste hosted the […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 27

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. This week the TMI Spotlight is squarely on Latin American operators.     In news breaking early this morning, Dufry and DFASS officially announced the award of the operation of the duty free shops at Bogota’s El Dorado International […]

Dufry/DFASS joint venture wins new concession in Colombia

  Dufry and DFASS have been awarded the operation of the duty-free shops at El Dorado International Airport, Bogota. The 10 years concession agreement signed with the airport operator, Opain S.A., will comprise close to 2,200 sqm of total retail space.   El Dorado International Airport is the largest airport in Colombia and the main international […]

Eyewear giants Luxottica and Essilor to merge

Two of the largest eyewear companies in the world have announced that they are merging, which will create a “global integrated player” of major proportions. Italy-based Luxottica and France’s Essilor announced the deal—worth approximately $16 billion according to published reports — on Monday. Essilor International today reported that it had reached a share exchange with […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 26

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. This week TMI is all about PEOPLE.     Edrington Global TR announces a change in leadership with “Tellis” Baroutsis and    Igor Boyadjian moving up to new positions.     Godiva promotes three of its staff in TR […]

US$10 billion upgrade unveiled for New York JFK

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $10 billion plan to significantly upgrade and improve New York City’s JF Kennedy International airport. Addressing the Association for a Better New York on Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo presented a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport “equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.” Based […]

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