Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 16 No. 35

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BY THE NUMBERS. IATA and ACI report good air traffic numbers for August, but caution that health scares from Ebola could pose risks to growth, even as the recommend against travel restrictions. Page 1.

Denver Duty Free update. The DFASS-led DIA Retail Fashion Group, the runner up in the Denver International Airport retail bid announced last month, is challenging the award of the contract to the Dufry group that won the bid, reports The Denver Post. Read more on page 1.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Regional companies like Essence Corp. and global giants like Estée Lauder Companies show their support and raise funds for the cause. See pages 1 and 3.

SUPPLY SIDE. Kiehl’s opens first travel retail border store with London Supply. Grey Goose VX debuts in Americas at Lax and Las Vegas. Page 2.

Bacardi to unveil its “Last Great Malts” collection in Cannes. Page 4.

RFP. The Government of Bermuda, Department of Airport Operations (DAO) invites Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified and experienced Service Providers/Contractors, to undertake the operational compliances under the Air Operations and Maintenance Services contract at L.F. Wade International Airport (Bermuda). See full invitation on page 5.

WiTr (note the new “r” in our name, Women in Travel Retail).

WiTr’s annual TFWA World Exhibition meeting & fund-raiser will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 5:30-7:00 pm on level 1 in front of the newly located Press Centre, near the Business Centre and Hotels Desk at the Palais des Festivals. All women in the duty free and travel retail industry are welcome to join us.

This year Women in Travel Retail is working with a charity operating in Sierra Leone to raise funds to buy a truck to transport building materials for a children’s home, school and a medical center, saving the charity €46,000 in costs. The vehicle will provide a steady stream of income for the home, school and clinic once completed as ‘All As One’ will hire it out at commercial rates.

Women in Travel Retail invites all exhibitors and visitors to enter the draw to win fabulous prizes. Each business card entry raises €10 (three for €20). Donations for the raffle are always needed. Please deliver to the Furla stand (Bay Village Bay 15) by 1500 on Tuesday, October 28th.

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