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Puig’s omnichannel launch for 212 Heroes strengthens Carolina Herrera’s TR leadership position in the Americas

Puig Travel Retail Americas has launched an extensive omnichannel campaign covering the entire passenger journey throughout the Americas to mark the launch of Carolina Herrera’s new masculine fragrance 212 Heroes. The ambitious campaign–  across 19 countries and 74 airport doors — is running at major South and North American airports, including São Paulo-Guarulhos, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, […]

Harding Travel Retail announce two major appointments to its Leadership Team

Harding has announced today two significant appointments that will support the acceleration of their “quaternity” approach to running its business– a combined partnership of cruise lines, brands, retailer and customers. Mike Coupe will join as Non-Executive Chairman, and Matthew Hodges will join the Executive Leadership team as Chief Commercial Officer. Coupe led Sainsbury’s (a £30bn […]

Alaska officials and cruise industry leaders mark return of first cruise to Ketchikan

On July 9, Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas became the first large cruise ship to return to Alaska following the suspension of cruise operations due to the pandemic. The event marked the return of cruise tourism to Alaska nearly two years since cruise ships last operated in the state. Prior to the pandemic, cruise passengers represented […]

Canada eases border restrictions for vaccinated travelers, starting with Americans on Aug. 9; U.S. extends closure

Canada’s federal government announced Monday, July 19, that fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents who currently reside in the U.S. can travel to Canada for non-essential purposes without quarantining as of Aug. 9. Additionally, Canada announced that it will open its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from any country for non-essential purposes, with proof […]

The Balvenie unveils The Rare Marriages collection in honor of its longest-serving Malt Master

William Grant & Sons has unveiled The Balvenie Rare Marriages line, a range of premium single malt whiskies that pays tribute to The Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE’s six decade whisky career. The Rare Marriages range is a tribute to David Stewart’s dedication to designing and building exceptional flavor, through the marriage of […]

FDFA petitions Canadian government for C$6.6 million in critical aid as land border duty free business remains shuttered

With Canada’s land borders with the United States shut down for all but essential traffic for more than 16 months and business in the country’s duty free stores down more than 95%, Canada’s Frontier Duty Free Association is desperately petitioning the federal government for some relief to the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

Amazon-inspired Canaïma Gin launches with Penha Duty Free in the Caribbean

Amazon-inspired Canaïma Gin, in partnership with Penha Duty Free (via Innotri Limited), has launched in multiple locations across the Penha Duty Free retail footprint. After a successful introduction in the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the United States, the brand – which pursues honoring and improving the quality of life of indigenous tribes […]

Edrington Americas appoints Distribution Spirits Company LLC (DISC) as new strategic partner for key Caribbean markets

Edrington Americas has announced a new route to market in the Caribbean with the start of a new strategic partnership with Distribution Spirits Company LLC (DISC), led by Juan Gentile. Effective July 1, all of Edrington’s brands will be distributed by DISC in all Caribbean markets with the exception of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. […]