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We start off this week with news about DFA‘s expanded and upgraded online pre-order service, Duty Free Express. The web-based application has been active in Miami International Airport for the past year, and the new and improved version began rolling out to DFA’s other airports across the U.S. in mid-January. Page 1.
One of the most influential and respected aviation officials – Los Angeles World Airport’s Gina Marie Lindsey – has announced she is retiring after a career spanning 39 years. Page 1.
ASUTIL announces the venue in Panama for its 2015 annual conference in June. See where, Inside Insider. Registration is set to open this coming week.
More numbers. TMI reports on part 2 of the 2014 UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, which discusses source markets.
Airport News. French-Italian group led by Aéroports de Paris has won the long-awaited Santiago airport concession bid. Details on page 2.
Lladró surges ahead with its international expansion strategy, most recently opening a new concept store in the U.S. Virgin islands with A.H. Riise. See full story on page 2.
Boardroom. Puig and Shiseido begin negotiations over the Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance license.
Spirits News. Bacardi unveils a new Bacardi Rum bottle; South African spirits company Distell named Distiller of the Year; Woodford Reserve launches a Rye Whiskey in the U.S.
LVMH reports record sales but feels the impact of currency and geopolitical moves on its profits. More details on page 4.