Tairo International’s “Perfect” launch for new Marc Jacobs fragrance goes high profile with SEARS in Mexico

Miami-based fragrance distributor Tairo International held a high profile, impactful launch for the new Marc Jacobs Perfect fragrance with SEARS Mexico across its stores in February, which included dressing windows and store fronts, as well as interior podiums and sampling. The HPP followed Tairo’s December 2020 launch in travel retail stores throughout the Carib-bean and […]

Crystal Symphony will sail from Antigua in August

As the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to enforce its Conditional Sail Order which has prevented cruising in U.S. waters, another offshore option has been announced by luxury line Crystal Cruises, whose Crystal Symphony will sail a series of 15 10-night Luxury Caribbean Escapes round-trip from St. John’s from a homeport in Antigua. Crystal Symphony will […]

US. Senators battling CDC for cruise restart

A group of U.S. congressmen, supported by members of the cruise and tourism industries, are fighting back against the ongoing restrictions against cruising issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Tuesday, April 13, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) […]

Understanding Wellness Travel and how it can drive sales and build new client loyalty in a post-vaccine world

Edyta Satchell, Founder & CEO of Satchelle Global Travel Wellness, brings her expertise in wellness to creating training programs for store managers and associates, individual travelers and corporations who want to implement travel wellness programs for their employees. Her specialized, one-of-a kind programs concentrate on considering what the travelers of today (and tomorrow) will need […]

Bodart joins Euroluxe distribution company to offer brand-building options in LATAM

Well-known beauty and travel retail executive Guy Bodart has joined growing regional distribution company Euroluxe as CEO. Bodart’s career includes a long tenure at Chanel in top roles in Panama, Mexico and Brazil, as well as recent stints in senior positions at Duty Free Dynamics and Top Brands International. “Euroluxe, as our label states, is […]

Brown-Forman’s iconic brands cushion travel retail sales decline during year of lockdown

Aude Bourdier started her new position as Vice President, Managing Director Global Travel Retail for Brown-Forman in August, right in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic which has hit the duty free industry so hard. Bourdier tells TMI that even with these COVID-19 setbacks, Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail is in a strong position to rebound […]

Global Ports Holding provides critical partnership in developing Nassau as a home port

The cruise industry made positive waves in mid-March when luxury cruise brand Crystal Cruises announced it was launching a series of seven-night round-trip “Bahamas Escapes” voyages from Nassau. The line’s Crystal Serenity ship would homeport in Nassau, and visit Bimini and four other Bahama Islands, avoiding any U.S. ports. The response from the pubic was […]

Planning ahead for a post-COVID-19 world: what it means for the economy and TR in 2021

With a wide ranging career in travel retail that spanned sales, business development and marketing for premium brands in beauty, luggage/travel accessories and fashion accessories, Panos Argyros has experienced many ups and downs in the industry over the past two decades. The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought its own, unique challenges to the channel, however. […]

SPARK creates new Brand Partner Program designed to help lead North American airport retail sales revival

One on One with Heidi Van Roon SPARK Group of Companies has introduced an innovative new concept in staffing for travel retail. Called the Brand Partner Program, the multi-faceted sales and promotions program has been designed to substantially support global brands and travel retailers to achieve the best possible sales outcomes and replace a broken […]