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In today’s issue, it is all about the store, which is especially fitting as we are in the midst of one of the busiest shopping – and travel — seasons of the year.
In Florida’s Orlando International Airport, The Nuance – DFASS joint venture kicked off its newest Americas concession by officially opening two new duty free and travel retail stores that have been designed to maximize the appeal to international travelers. Not only does Orlando serve one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, but the numbers of international visitors who can shop duty free is booming. OIA saw its international arrivals grow by nearly 8% between 2010 and 2011, and for fiscal year 2012 ended in September, international passenger growth was up more than 10%. Full story on page 1, 3.
In related news, Brown-Forman selected Nuance’s other US showcase, Las Vegas Mc Carran Airport, as the location for its first Jack Daniel’s “Sinatra Experience.” See page 3.
Duty Free Americas has also had a very busy month, opening brand new duty free stores in San Diego International Airport and Haiti’s Toussaint Louverture International near Port-au-Prince. The Group also won its first duty free concession in Israel at Ovda Airport in the south of the country, and will be opening its first Departures store in January. Pages 1 & 2.
Caribbean. Tourism officials report that good recovery from the US and Canada helped propel overall tourism arrivals up some 5% this year, even as arrivals from the mainstay UK market plunged. The CTO report is on page 3.
Supply Side News. Inter Parfums unveils Bohemian-inspired Anna Sui fragrance in Cannes reveal; Hendrick’s Gin goes to the Barber in Chicago O’Hare; Eyewear makers Marcolin and Luxottica extend key license deals; Ferragamo Parfums partners with BPI for US market.
People News. Estée Lauder Travel Retail, Louis Vuitton, Coty Prestige US and Harding Brothers announce new senior appointments.