Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 15 No. 5

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In a news-filled week, the World Duty Free Group made headlines twice in the Americas, first by announcing that it would be taking over the HMSHost travel retail stores in North America – 240 stores in 32 locations in the US; and second winning the tender to operate the duty free concession at Los Cabos International Airport in Mexico. See the HMSHost story on page 1. Additional details on the Los Cabos news will be in the next issue of TMI.


The Estée Lauder Companies is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of its global Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign this October. Read more about the this milestone BCA Campaign, which is dedicated to the tremendous courage of Evelyn Lauder and her unwavering commitment to defeating breast cancer through education and medical research. Page 2, Inside Insider.


TFWA, With the TFWA World Exhibition just days away, the Tax Free world Association is offering pre-registered participants an array of online and digital tools to help them navigate through the show productively. See page 2. TFWA, in association with the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) have unveiled the program and speaker line-up for the industry Conference on China, taking place in Beijing on March 5-7, 2013. Pre-registration will begin online on Dec. 4. More information on page 3.


Luxottica is hosting the 4th annual Sunglasses Workshop in Cannes on Tuesday afternoon; Luxottica, along with Maui Jim, Marcolin and Safilo are presenting awards recognizing best retailers in the category. Page 4.


People News. John Rimmer joins TFWA. Elizabeth Musmanno named to head up The Fragrance Foundation.


Custom publisher and onboard cruise and travel specialist PPI Group has moved offices and unveiled a fresh new company image. Page 3.


Supply Side. Chivas Regal introduced its duty free exclusive The Chivas Brothers Blend in a special tasting in MiamiJack Daniel’s launches a high-profile Motorcycle promotion in Toronto Airport.