Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 15 No. 7

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As so much news continues to break this week, we are issuing one more newsletter before leaving for Cannes.


In a “bombshell” announcement, the Cuban government shocked its citizens the world over on Tuesday when it said it would eliminate its country’s hated exit visit as of January 14, 2013.

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Caribbean. The CTO announces a new, more aggressive vision for the organization of 30 island nations, as it strives to maintain its strategic leadership role in global tourism. Page 2.


At the Point of Sale: William Grant & Sons and International Shoppes create another ground-breaking airport animation, this time by opening a sophisticated Lounge for premium vodka elit by Stolichnaya at JFK International Airport’s Terminal 5 in New York last week. Page 1.


Special Feature: Coty finds a “Master of Seduction” to promote Joop in Brazil. Page 3.


Supply Side: Vice Icewine on SAL; Chivas to build new whisky distillery; short-list of Cannes sunglasses awards announced; Bric’s celebrates 60th anniversary; Bacardi launches Oakheart Oaktoberfest in airports worldwide.