We wish all our American readers the very Happiest of Thanksgiving Holidays, and hope that our friends and colleagues around the world enjoy their own reasons for being thankful. TMI will be closed for the rest of this week so that we might celebrate with family.
Some 400 aviation executives from throughout the Western Hemisphere attended the 2018 Airports Council International – Latin America & Caribbean (ACI-LAC) Annual Assembly and Conference that took place in Miami last week, hosted by Miami International Airport. Speakers discussed how critical aviation is in supporting wider economic development, and how aviation will handle the projected doubling of passenger traffic that is forecast by 2040, in terms of airport infrastructure and capital investment, passenger experiences, technology, and air cargo. For some highlights of the conference, see page 1.
SPECIAL SUPPLIER FEATURE: L’Oréal Travel Retail
L’Oréal Travel Retail’s annual press conference in Cannes presented a global overview of the year by Travel Retail Managing Director Vincent Boinay, with a focus on the company’s leadership, innovation, relevance, sustainability and social responsibility. Full coverage begins on page 2.
FDFA GOLD STANDARD MARKETING AWARD WINNER
Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free: Fishing for partners in the North
In TMI’s continuing series on the Gold Standard winners of the Frontier Duty Free Association for 2018, Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store nabbed the top Marketing award by taking partnership marketing to a new level in order to increase its day to day customer base.
The Ontario-based duty free retailer also took home the coveted FDFA Outstanding Land Border Duty Free Employee Award, which was won by Wilma (Willie) Deplonty, who was lauded for her communication, leadership, teamwork, sales and customer service skills. Read more on page 4.
MORE SUPPLY SIDE NEWS
Diageo sells 19 brands to Sazerac. Page 1.
Perfumes y Diseño to expand fragrance portfolio with new licensing agreement with Spanish fashion house El Ganso. Page 3