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Today’s issue of Travel Markets Insider starts off with Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Internation
al airport — the first airport to handle more than 100 million passengers in a single year — which unveiled a massive $6 billion expansion plan this week. Story and first look at the planned design, page 1.
ACI’s 20th edition of the Airport Economics Report and Key Performance Indicators reports that airport revenue showed healthy growth in financial year 2014. More details on page 1 & 2.
Beauty and Luxury companies are in the news, with Boardroom changes at Elizabeth Arden, Revlon and LVMH. Page 1.
Essence Corp. adds one of the fastest growing French luxury perfume brands to its portfolio. Page 2.
German lifestyle brand Porsche Design appoints a familiar face from travel retail to head up its Global Sales and US subsidiary, as Mimmo Mariottini assumes the position on Monday. Lancôme brings back its first — and most iconic — spokesperson, announcing that Isabella Rossellini is resuming her role as brand muse. Page 3.
L’Oréal and Shiseido are among the group of companies named Most Ethical for 2016. Page 3.
Caribbean. The Tax Free shopping program implemented in The Bahamas last August gets high marks from government and retailers. Story on page 4.
Technology. Airport app FLIO partners with Plaza Premium Lounges; reaches 100,000 downloads. Page 4.