Frédéric Porchet succeeds Dryburgh as General Manager Nestlé International Travel Retail

Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) has appointed Frédéric (Fred) Porchet to succeed Stewart Dryburgh as General Manager, effective September 1, 2024.    Dryburgh announced that he would be taking early retirement from Nestlé International Travel Retail at the end of June 2024. A popular and respected executive, Dryburgh stepped down after a working career of […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 25 No. 19

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this letter as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click here . ASUTIL CONFERENCE The 2024 ASUTIL Conference held last week in Bogota, Colombia was a sold out success with 307 attendees for the annual South American duty free event, managed by TFWA (Tax Free World Association). Travel Markets Insider’s Michael Pasternak had a front […]

m1nd-set-sponsored purpose-driven sports program returns to Cannes for second time; event supports “inclusivity, diversity, and empowerment”

The second edition of m1nd-set’s purpose-driven Sunday sports program, taking place during the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, is gaining support with pledges from existing and new partners.  The Swiss research agency will be bringing the dynamic wheelchair rugby and blind football activity back to Cannes as part of the Sunday morning sports program before […]

m1nd-set: Latin America and the Caribbean Gen Z shoppers are the highest spenders in travel retail

A detailed presentation of Latin America & Caribbean shopper and air traffic research was presented by Swiss-based research agency m1nd-set at the annual ASUTIL conference, where m1nd-set CEO & Owner Dr. Peter Mohn revealed that the younger generations from the Latin America and Caribbean region are the highest spenders in travel retail. Gen Zs spend […]

WEBB Banks hosts second biennial Distributor Conference focused on strengthening partnerships at Southern Glazer’s

WEBB Banks, the Travel Retail Sales & Export division of Southern Glazer’s, hosted its second biennial Distributor Conference at the El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico earlier in June. The company tells TMI that the event focused on fortifying existing partnerships and fostering collaboration while reinforcing Southern Glazer’s as an industry leader in the region. A total […]

2024 ASUTIL Conference: magical, relevant and filled with Latin flair

The 2024 ASUTIL Conference held last week in Bogotá, Colombia at the Hilton Bogotá Corferias perfectly reflected the city where it was held: magical, relevant, and filled with Latin flair. A maximum capacity 307 people attended the TFWA-managed event. Travel Markets Insider had a front row seat for the week and presents highlights of the sold-out conference […]

ForwardKeys analyzes impact of Brazil floods on tourism as Porto Alegre airport closed indefinitely

Severe flooding has affected over 90% of municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul, one of Brazil’s premier tourist destinations. The state’s primary airport, Salgado Filho Airport (POA) in Porto Alegre, has been forced to close indefinitely, underscoring the severity of the situation. ForwardKeys’ analysis of the data paints a stark picture of the impact on […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 25 No. 18

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this letter as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click here . AT THE AIRPORT In today’s lead story, Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) reveals the winners of its 2024 ACI-NA Airport Concessions Awards, which recognize airports, concessionaires, and industry business partners for their work in elevating the traveling public’s […]

Tairo International announces grand opening of Marc Jacobs corner and launch of Daisy Wild fragrance at John Bull flagship store in Nassau

John Bull’s flagship store on Bay Street in Nassau has opened a Marc Jacobs corner, which saw the highly successful launch of the new fragrance, Daisy Wild, reports Tairo International, the company that distributes the Marc Jacobs fragrances. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new corner took place ahead of Mother’s Day last month, marking a […]

Coty Travel Retail kicks off Boss cross-category pop-ups across the globe

Coty Travel Retail has unveiled a series of BOSS immersive cross-category pop-up activations at key airport locations across Europe and the Americas. Beginning June 1, 2024, the highly engaging, interactive pop-up spaces celebrate the spirit of football through a unique blend of sports, fashion, and fragrance. The BOSS cross-category pop-up experiences allow visitors to immerse […]