TMI Newsletter Vol. 16 No. 11

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Notice: Duty Free News International held its annual Gemstones & Jewels Charity Ball on April 11, raising more than $100,400, all of which will go to help fund the building of a school for orphans in Kyasira, Uganda. The project is being undertaken by the Adrian Buckley Charitable (ABC) Trust, a charity established by Buckley Jewellery founder Adrian Buckley. There is still one item from the Silent Auction to go, however. ASUTIL has donated a registration for the Border Conference that will be held in October in Uruguay (details to be announced).

The registration is worth about US$100, says DFNI Publisher Amanda Felix, who is offering it through TMI at a starting bid of US$30. Anyone thinking of attending the conference and would like to buy this deeply discounted registration may contact Amanda for more information at

Not only is it an excellent deal, but it is for an excellent cause!


BY THE NUMBERS. ACI and IATA report strong February air traffic numbers, although with a caveat for future growth. The forecasts for the Americas remain positive. Read more on page 1.


LAGs UPDATE. ETRC and IAADFS issue a joint statement detailing the successful implementation of the easing of restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels in carry-on luggage, which took effect on Jan. 31. Page 1.


Several familiar industry executives have announced new positions this past week. Beauty veteran Marie-Clothilde Brul√© brings her international/TR expertise to a new brand; UK’s Richard Thorpe announces a new endeavor, and Rossella Gollusciojoins Capella Industries to head up Travel Retail for hot Italian watch brand Lambretta. See details on pages 1 -2.


Celebrity Corner.  American actress and model Kate Upton will be the second celebrity face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, even as company founder and CCO Bobbi Brown adds a high-profile editorial position to her responsibilities.
Braun adds a big dose of glamour to its electronic care products, signing actress and beauty icon Jessica Alba as its new Beauty Brand Ambassador. Both stories on page 3.


Proximo spirits has established a dedicated sales and marketing team for the Canadian market. Full story on page 4.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. ESSENCE CORP. has openings for a Market Support Coordinator and an Account Manager/Area Manager. Maui Jim is seeking a Dedicated Travel Retail Brand Manager. See details on page 4.