International tourism arrivals grew at a stronger than expected rate in the first half of 2013, up 5% compared to the same period last year, according to the latest preliminary figures released by the United Nations World Tourism Organization on August 31. Growth in the Americas lagged behind the rest of the world, however, growing by a lackluster 2%. Full details begin on page 1. Highlights of UNWTO’s long-term tourism outlook, page 2.
Miami-based travel retail company Duty Free Partners is launching a new inflight program for Venezuela’s national airline, SBA. The program is one of the first to feature DFP’s state-of-the-art Sky POS technology. See story on page 1.
PEOPLE. Buenos Aires-based Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 names a new CEO in a management shuffle at the company’s largest shareholder, Corporacion America.