Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 15 No. 35

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The Travel Retail news this week spans the globe.


For Duty Free Americas, we go to the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel on the Cotai Strip in Macau, the renowned Chinese luxury resort. DFA has opened a new Dior Perfume and Cosmetics boutique in its retail operations in the Hotel.  This is the largest Dior boutique within the Travel Retail sector worldwide. See details on page 1.


Dufry, meanwhile, announces the opening of new retail space in Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos Airport in Brazil, and the signing of a master concessionaire contract in a new airport in Sri Lanka. Full story on page 2.


World Duty Free Group strengthens its management team in preparation for its upcoming listing on the Milan Stock Exchange this fall, after its parent company Autogrill completes the separation of its Food & Beverage and Travel Retail businesses into two companies. Page 1.


The US aviation industry is still reeling in shock from the unexpected turn-around by the US Department of Justice, which last week moved to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways. Miami officials are the latest to add their voices in protest against the ban, which had been expected to proceed. Pages 1-2.


SUPPLY SIDE. Estee Lauder Cos. reaches a milestone year as it breaks the $10 billion sales mark, page 3.


SPI Group gives US Duty Free distribution for Stoli to Chase International, page 3.


CTI International brings top European brands Sennheiser and SKROSS to Americas travel retail channel, page 4.


Jack Daniel’s to launch second Master Distiller’s Collection in Cannes. Page 4.


AT THE POINT OF SALE: Tairo International features YSL Beauté and Biotherm at Maggy’s Beauty Festival in Aruba, page 2.