Sexy and Sustainable: The cruise industry looks ahead with optimism and responsibility

Seatrade Cruise Global, the major cruise tradeshow in the world, wrapped up its March 2023 edition on a decidedly up note. Bringing together more than 9,500 cruise industry attendees, eighty cruise lines, 1,800+ cruise line representatives, five hundred exhibitors, and representatives from over 121 countries/ destinations, the show was a success on every level and […]

Keeping cruise retail vibrant, fun and relevant: One on One with Lisa Bauer, Starboard Cruise Services President and CEO

Travel Markets Insider’s Lois Pasternak had an opportunity to sit down with Lisa Bauer, Starboard Cruise Services President and CEO, during the recent Seatrade Cruise Global, just days after the cruise retailer announced the news of its extensive “refresh.” From its new guiding North Star emblem to its vibrant color palette, every element is geared […]

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Announces Acquisition of WEBB Banks

 Deal Expands Southern Glazer’s Presence in the Pan-Caribbean Market and Bolsters Travel & Export Capabilities Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits today announced its plans to acquire Miami-based WEBB Banks, the leading premium wine and spirits distributor in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, as well as the travel retail and cruise sector. The acquisition, […]

The Botanist Gin reveals first ever line extension with GTR exclusive The Botanist Hebridean Strength

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail has announced the first line extension for The Botanist gin with a travel retail exclusive expression. The Botanist Hebridean Strength is launching in partnership with Gebr. Heinemann, across nine strategic locations in Europe and Australia, before it becomes available in travel retail globally from April 2023. The Heinemann launch is […]

IATA: 2022 ends on a strong note for the global air passenger industry

Positive trend remained strong throughout 2022 Over the course of 2022, global air passenger traffic gained momentum and recovered substantially as travel restrictions were taken down and passengers expressed a very strong willingness to travel, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Passenger traffic recovered from 41.7% of 2019 volumes in 2021 to 68.5% in […]