United States

Plaza Premium Group invests US$55 Million to open 15 new locations – Debuts in North America with openings in DFW, DEN and Toronto

Hong Kong-based airport hospitality services pioneer Plaza Premium Group is expanding its global footprint and enhancing products across 11 international airports –including in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Denver International Airport in the U.S. and Toronto Pearson International Airport in Canada. Other new or enhanced locations cover Beijing Daxing International Airport; Dubai International Airport; […]

InnoTRI to distribute Distell GTR brands in USA and parts of Caribbean, effective Jan. 1, 2020

Distell Global Travel Retail has announced a new distribution deal with Miami-based InnoTRI Limited (Innovation Travel Retail International) to support Distell’s development in the Americas region. InnoTRI will be Distell Global Travel Retail’s exclusive distributor for the USA travel retail channel and parts of the Caribbean beginning January 1, 2020. The main focus of the […]

Stellar Partners brings fashion touch to shopping at Philadelphia Int’l Airport

Philadelphia Airport also refreshed its retail offerings this week, with the opening of four fashion retail brands from Stellar Partners with MarketPlace Development:  Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma together in one place; plus trending activewear brand, Marika. A Stellar Books shop was also opened. The multi-brand concept store Chico’s, White House Black Market, and Soma is a […]

Delta’s first new concourse at LGA opens; a milestone in $8B airport rebuild

Terminal features dining from OTG and new retail from Stellar Partners   Delta unveiled its first new concourse at LaGuardia International Airport on Tuesday. The  105,000-square-foot showpiece in what will become Delta’s Terminal C, features modern customer amenities, state-of-the-art architecture, more spacious gate areas and a connected terminal system. The opening of the first new concourse […]

LAWA announces organizational changes to support modernization program

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has appointed Justin Erbacci as Chief Operating Officer, effective Aug. 5. Erbacci succeeds Samson Mengistu, who is retiring after more than 25 years at LAWA. Erbacci, who has been with LAWA since July 2016, was most recently Chief Innovation and Commercial Strategy Officer and Deputy Executive Director, leading the Terminal Development and Improvement […]

18 U.S. airports using 3-D checkpoint tech

The Transportation Security Administration has now installed state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) scanners at 18 major U.S. airports. The new technology provides improved explosives detection capabilities at the checkpoint, and makes it a little easier for travelers at security. Passengers traveling through a lane with a CT will be permitted to leave laptops and other electronic […]

Miami International Airport reveals plans for a $5 billion expansion

Miami International Airport executives have revealed plans for a $5 billion Capital Improvement Project. Miami International Airport Director Lester Sola recently briefed the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Transportation and Finance Committee on a 15-year construction plan that could cost as much as $5 billion. The plan covers construction from next year through 2035. The new plan, […]

Chinese travel to the U.S. falls

Chinese travel to the U.S. fell 5.7% in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office. This is the first time since 2003 that Chinese travel to the U.S. slipped from the prior year. Although many reports are blaming the trade tensions between the two countries for the decline, the […]

3Sixty celebrates grand opening of the first 3Sixty Duty Free More store at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

  Among a bustling crowd of morning passengers last week, Miami-based duty free company 3Sixty unveiled its first rebranded airport store at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The 1200 sq. foot Charlotte store is the first physical implementation of the 3Sixty Duty Free & More brand after the launch last October, and features both store-front signage […]

Rouge enters U.S. market with new offer for outlet perfume shops

Rouge USA, a new company formed by the owners of Buenos Aires-based Perfumerias Rouge, one of Argentina’s leading beauty companies, opened its first perfumery in the U.S. in February. Rouge’s first U.S. store is located in the International Premium Outlet of Orlando. A favorite destination of both national and international tourists, the mall attracts 17 […]

Stellar Partners, Inc. announces agreement to acquire Pacific Gateway Concessions

Florida-based travel retail company Stellar Partners, Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pacific Gateway Concessions (PGC). The acquisition continues the company’s strategic growth plan as a leading North American airport retailer and will increase its portfolio combined to 99 award-winning news/convenience and specialty stores in 20 airports throughout the United States. […]

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