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The first ASUTIL/CEFSU Border Conference that took place last week in Porto Alegre, Brazil was deemed a complete success by the organizers, and attracted some 170 registered delegates. See full report from John Gallagher beginning on page 1.
Following the conference, the Brazilian government has also confirmed the increase in the Border duty free allowance from US$300 to US$500. Page 1.
Registration is now open for the annual DFA Charity Golf Tournament taking place in Miami on Feb. 6, 2020.
Go to http://dfagolf.com/ (for sponsorships) or https://dfagolf.givesmart.com (other purchases) for more details.
DFS is going to Sea: Genting Cruise Lines, Starboard and DFS Group announce the first ever DFS T Galleria at Sea onboard Dream Cruises’ new Global Class ships. Page 3.
Cruise Industry veteran Robin Rosenbaum-Andras, following an extensive tenure with Starboard Cruise Services most recently as SVP Marketing, will be stepping down in order to start her own marketing and branding consultancy. Page 4.
BY THE NUMBERS
Surging U.S. tourist arrivals push Caribbean to new records. Page 4
Estée Lauder extends Re-Nutriv Ultimate Diamond skincare range. Page 4
SUSTAINABIITY: L’Occitane to embark on Plastic Odyssey journey that will recycle plastics into useful products. Page 6
Duty Free Dynamics highly rates Cannes debut. Page 5
DFD and Seiko treat Mexico City passengers to a Day of the Dead special treat.
Diageo Global Travel Retail launches two new Game of Thrones limited edition whiskies. Page 7.
Whyte & Mackay Travel Retail unveils new GTR exclusive collection from The Dalmore. Page 7