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This special issue of Travel Markets Insider features an overview of the 2017 TFWA Tax Free World Exhibition that took place in Cannes earlier this month. Despite another year of scheduling conflicts, the industry’s premier trade event attracted a record number of attendees-and launched a new Digital aspect to the event to keep it fresh and relevant.
TMI publisher Lois Pasternak also touches on some of my personal favorite highlights from the week, including the annual Women in Travel Retail meeting; a visit to Château de la Colle Noire, the former residence of Christian Dior which has been lovingly restored by LVMH and the House of Dior; the launch of Edrington’s new travel exclusive Quest Collection for The Macallan, and other special undertakings. Coverage begins on page 1.
SUPPLY SIDE FEATURE
Our Special Supplier Feature for this week is L’Oréal Travel Retail, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Vincent Boinay, L’Oréal Travel Retail Managing Director, and the MDs from each of the three geographic zones, explain why L’Oréal is the “undisputed” leader in the beauty industry in TR and how it plans to stay relevant in the coming years. Read more Inside Insider, pages 3 & 4.
One of the most impressive new products in the channel is Wild Tiger Rum, the first premium rum from India created by the equally impressive Gautom Menon. This young entrepreneur is a whirlwind working non-stop to introduce his brainchild to the world over the past 18 months and has listings in key locations as a result. Menon has now signed with Haleybrooke International to launch Wild Tiger rum into the channel in North America, and speaks with TMI’s Michael Pasternak about his plans for the future. Story on page 2.
More Supplier News
Bottega and Lindt Duty Free collaborate to create the “Perfect Match.” Page 5
Mouton Cadet named official wine of 2018 Ryder Cup. Page 4
DANZKA Vodka and Jacob Jensen Design win 2017 Red Dot Award. Page 4
The new joint venture between LVMH and Marcolin name top executives. Page 1
Guy Bodart joins Ultra Femme. Page 1