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In Memoriam: Harold Judson “Jud” Brady. We are very sorry to report the passing of another travel industry pioneer. Harold Judson “Jud” Brady, 91 of McAllen, Texas passed away on October 28, 2016. Details on page 4.
PEOPLE. Milos Djuric, Arnout Boele, Romain Ritter, Alex Botero and Tatiana Pintohave new jobs or promotions. Read more on page 1.
Dufry is reaping the benefits of its major acquisitions as the integration of last year’s WDF Group continues amid implementation of a new business operating model, and has released a strong third quarter report. The travel retail giant has returned to organic growth and sees a “distinct improvement” in its financial results. Pages 1 & 3.
London Supply signs new agreement with DANZKA owners as operator expands its domestic business in Argentina. Page 1.
Diageo Global Travel, in partnership with Motta Internacional’s Attenza Duty Free, officially opened the largest Diageo exclusive store in the region in the International Departures concourse of the New Quito International Airport, Ecuador, on Oct. 26. Page 2.
Coming off of a very successful expansion in all travel retail channels in Europe over the past two years, Dutch bath & body lifestyles brand Rituals is targeting the travel retail channel in the Americas and the Middle East in 2017, as it expands its product offer with a new luxury home collection. Page 4.
Panama-based Duty Free Dynamics (DFD) has added Dutch watch brand TW Steel to its distribution portfolio. Page 4.
Canada raises foreign ownership limit for airlines. Page 4.
BY THE NUMBERS. IATA reports strong air passenger demand returns in September.