As TFWA gets ready to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in Cannes in October, the Association has announced that it is honoring the milestone with a new initiative that will bring people together as it aids in a good cause. The TFWA Charity Run invites runners, walkers and supporters to join together on and along a 1.5k circular course beginning at the Croisette Carlton Beach along the promenade to La Roseraie and back on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 at 8:30 a.m. A €15 donation will secure a place in the field, and all proceeds will go to the charities supported by TFWA Care.
An expanded Pétanque Tournament and the traditional Golf Tournament , sponsored by Estée Lauder and Gebr. Heinemann, round out the leisure activities in this Anniversary year. Full details of TFWA World Exhibition & Conference, including registration for the conference, exhibition and leisure activities, can be found at www.tfwa.com.
The latest numbers released by aviation group IATA show “healthy” air travel demand in May, with international traffic up a strong 7% over May of last year. Premium traffic demand is also “broadly positive,” says IATA. Details on page 1.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted stricter security controls at some international airports with direct flights to the U.S. in the wake of reported new threats from Al Qaeda operatives in Syria and Yemen. At the same time, U.S. airports are instituting new technologies at key airports to ease the time it takes to get through customs when travelers arrive to the country. See Page 1.
Congratulations to Estée Lauder’s Israel Assa, who has been promoted to a global position after his significant contributions to the growth of the travel retail business in the Americas.
In another TMI Special Report, Larry Luxner meets with Anguilla‘s top ministers to discuss new airport development. Full story on page 2.
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Employment Opportunities. NEW. Stansfeld Scott is seeking Brand Marketing Managers in its Wine and Spirits Division. ALSO: Godiva has an opening for a Travel Retail Field Manager for the West Coast; Clarins has an opening for a West Coast Sales Coordinator based in Los Angeles. See page 4 for more details.