This week’s issue of Travel Markets Insider comes to you from Montreal, where the Frontier Duty Free Association today kicks off its 32nd annual convention.
Canada is enjoying some of the most robust tourism growth in the Americas, a trend that is certainly benefiting travel retail sales on the land border and -particularly – in the airports. The fact that a high percentage of these travelers are high spending Chinese tourists makes the trend doubly sweet.
In honor of the FDFA’s host city, Montreal, TMI is delighted to share with our readers the latest air traffic data by one of the leading commercial data hubs, Counter Intelligence Retail, which was compiled exclusively for us. These numbers should be welcome news for Aer Rianta International- North America, who, as previously reported, unveiled its completely revamped transborder stores there at the end of last month. For a full rundown on Montreal’s air passenger traffic, Canadian travel retail sales, and its record breaking tourism numbers, see stories on page 1-3.
Shiseido Travel Retail strikingly demonstrated its “One Shiseido, One Travel Retail” vision in Cannes this year, with all its brands exhibiting together for the first time in a newly relocated booth, as the global beauty group gets ready to embark on the second phase of its corporate growth plan in 2018. Page 4.
Travel retail exclusive Denizen destination jewelry is unveiling its Canada collection as a new exhibitor at FDFA. See more on page 5.
IBBI has created a new division to carry a broader range of products than its traditional jewelry/watch assortments, and will be showcasing both the new and core products in Montreal at FDFA. Page 5.
Travel retail specialist Premier Global Trading announces a number of updates to its assortment of brands, and reports excellent growth and expansion in all DF/TR channels. Story on page 5.