Despite the challenging year facing the travel retail industry in the Americas, the IAADFS is optimistic that the annual Duty Free Show of the Americas will be successful. Some 95% of the available space has already been booked with a long list of new and returning exhibitors lined up. Page 1.
What is facing the travel retail industry in the months ahead? As if plunging economies and unfavorable exchange rates weren’t enough to worry the Americas travel industry, a growing area of the region is now under threat from two mosquito borne diseases-the Zika virus in the Caribbean and Latin America, and dengue fever in Hawaii. See latest updates on pages 1 & 4.
AIRPORTS. No doubt about the title this year. ATL claims record as busiest airport in both passenger traffic and aircraft operations. Denver International sets its own passenger record, with 54 million travelers in 2015. IATA releases the January Airlines Financial Monitor. TMI presents highlights on page 2.
Fun at the Point of Sale.
Safilo signs agreement to create Swatch branded eyewear and the colorful, playful lifestyle collection will launch as early as this spring.
Kiehl’s has teamed up with the “ridiculously good looking” Derek Zoolander to celebrate the new film Zoolander No 2 by creating two special limited edition sets.
And for Valentine’s Day, Jo Malone London has found a way to gift Red Roses with a special limited edition Red Roses Collection enhanced with Crazy for You stickers. See details on page 3.