TFWA HAS JUST ISSUED THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT: TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2020 to be cancelled Given the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its members, exhibitors and the duty free & travel retail industry as a whole, Tax Free World Association has today decided to cancel the 2020 edition of the TFWA World […]

Associated Photo & Imaging hikes up production of PPE to fight coronavirus

As we know, travel and travel related businesses are taking a disproportionate hit from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Small businesses which have depended on servicing the major players in the travel retail channel are particularly vulnerable, such a Miami’s Associated Photo & Imaging, a specialty photo imaging company that has been providing visual […]

m1nd-set special COVID-19 report reveals long-road to post-restrictions travel/shopping

Only 20% of international travelers will travel again immediately after travel restrictions have been lifted, but this number soars to over 60% of international travelers who say they will take an international flight again within the first 3 months of an end to travel restrictions, according to a special COVID-19 report by Swiss research agency m1nd-set. The report, […]

ACI and IATA jointly call for urgent financial assistance to protect aviation jobs and ops

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have come together to call for governments to urgently grant financial relief to assist airport operators and airlines during the COVID-19 crisis. The joint statement says that the industry is united with governments around the world in efforts to stop the spread of […]

World Class Brands and Travel Retail Global partner to create “relevant” Protect-Aid travel disinfectant kit

Travel retail companies World Class Brands and Travel Retail Global have collaborated to create a new concept for disinfectant and protective products called Protect-Aid(tm). The Protect-Aid Kit contains two pairs of latex powder-free gloves, two disposable face masks, one 50 ml bottle of hand sanitizer with Aloe Vera and 10 disinfecting surface wipes. Both the […]

Airport Boards approve financial relief plans for concessionaires and business partners at Miami, Orlando and LAWA

Airports in Miami and Orlando, Florida and Los Angeles, California have granted some level of financial assistance to their concessionaires, business partners and airlines in response to the unexpected and steep declines in passenger traffic due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.   Miami In Miami, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved a $64.8 […]

Mondelēz International takes action to support and protect communities during COVID-19 crisis with $15 million in donations around the world

Demonstrating its huge generosity, Mondelez International, Inc. announced it will donate $15 million in financial and in-kind support to community partners advancing critical food stability and emergency relief efforts across the world in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. “Managing through and recovering from this global crisis will take everyone’s support and I am pleased […]

Nestlé to partner with Red Cross as part of humanitarian efforts during COVID-19 crisis

Nestlé has announced it is partnering with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Cross Societies (IFRC) as part of its global response to the COVID-19 crisis. Initially, Nestle and IFRC will work together in four ways to provide urgent help for emergency services and caregivers and strengthen healthcare systems. 1. They will […]

Campari Group donates one million euros to fight COVID-19

Campari Group has donated € 1 million to ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco, a public healthcare institution in Milan, for the Coronavirus emergency. ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco is a center of national excellence in the research and treatment of highly contagious and dangerous diseases, which is dealing with patients critically affected by COVID-19. The sum will be used to finance an Intensive Care […]