Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 15 No. 20

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Speaking of the Orlando Duty Free Show, taking place April 7-10 at the Orlando World Center Marriott, the IAADFS reports that buyer pre-registrations are ahead by 13% over the same time last year, laying the ground-work for a strong business showing. Page 1.


Meanwhile, TFWA announced this week that the venue for the 2013 Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition, taking place May 12-16, has been moved from the Singapore Suntec Centre to the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center. Details on page 2.


Supply Side Feature. Travalo: Read how travel retail’s favorite refillable atomizer is ready to aggressively promote its story and has engaged one of the world’s most successful image gurus to help it on its way.  Page 1.


In other important news Dufry signs a huge FIFA World Cup retail deal in Brazil. And in travel retail, Dufry is launching the worldwide travel retail debut of two Stoli flavors in Brazil.  Page 3.


Chicago unveils details of 10 new specialty retails contracts at O’Hare International Airport. Page 3.


Miami Dade Aviation Department announces plans for the next major expansion of Miami International Airport that could catapult the booming airport into an even more important international gateway than it is today. The project, to be known as “Airport City at MIA is a 33-acre hospitality center, business park and convenience center estimated to have a $1.6 billion impact a year on the City. Details on page 4.


In the Spirit: DISCUS reports solid growth in the distilled spirits industry in the US, with super premium products surging. See page 4.


People News. Grupo Wisa’s Grégoire Martinon moves on; Michael McGratty joins Erwin Pearl; Furla names new Asia pacific TR manager; Cayman’s Island Companies hires Boz Pavlovic.