Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 17 No. 8

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IN THE NEWS. The focus this week is on Luxury. Louis Vuitton remains the most valuable Global Luxury Brand for the 10th year in a row, in BrandZ’ Top 100 ranking for 2015. While Louis Vuitton and Chanel, whose value soared by 15% since last year, showed healthy growth, the overall value of luxury brands declined by nearly $7 billion. Read full story on page 1.

Congratulations to Monalisa’s M. Faisal Hammoud, who was appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of France in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, last week. See page 1.

PEOPLE. Javier Brandwain takes a new role to grow brands in LATAM – Carib; Charles Bonnel joins Coty; Genie-S International names a new Travel Retail Director. IBBI expands its staff and brands. Details, Inside Insider.

ASUTIL announces final line-up of speakers for next week’s annual Conference. Page 3.

Canada: Government officially launches $30-million, 3-year Connecting America marketing campaign to attract more U.S. travelers to visit. Page 2.

BY THE NUMBERS. IATA: March passenger demand remains robust. Page 3.

SPIRITS NEWS. Quintessential Brands appoints MONARQ Group exclusive distributor in the region. Page 4.

Celebrity Connections. Estée Lauder signs Eva Mendes as face of new skincare range; Coty names actress Stacy Martin as face of first Miu Miu fragrance. Page 4.