Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 17 No. 18

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This week the focus is on developments at Miami International Airport. World Duty Free Group, in association with Miami-based Master ConcessionAir (MCA), recently opened five new branded luxury boutiques and kiosks in MIA’s South Terminal, which handles one quarter of MIA’s total traffic, from such major airlines as Delta, United, Air France, Copa and Aeromexico. Nearly half of MIA’s international traffic passes through the South Terminal. To see photos of all the new stores, click here.

Meanwhile, over in MIA’s booming North Terminal, JCDecaux has introduced the first large format digital screen in the airport, where it will be running videos from a range of LVMH luxury brands for the next year. Read details on both stories on page 1.

ACI has released its comprehensive 2014 World Airport Traffic Report, which shows ATL as the busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic; Chicago O’Hare as the busiest in terms of aircraft movement, and Dubai reaching number one in international traffic, overtaking London Heathrow. See full story on page 3 & 4.

IN THE BOARDROOM. Montreal-based handbag and accessories company Joanel Inc. has been acquired by office and travel bag producer Bugatti Group, and expects the new partnership to help it build a more global product line. See page 2.

TFWA has released details of the Cannes networking opportunities. Page 1.