Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 12

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Canadian tourism is the big winner following new trade agreements discussed between Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and top officials of the People’s Republic of China, including designating 2018 as the Canada-China Year of Tourism. See full story on page 1.

Airport Concessions. JetBlue has selected AIRMALL as the concessions developer at Terminal 5 at JFK; page 1.

DFASS takes over Ottawa International Airport duty free concession. Page 3.
Cuba. JetBlue makes first scheduled US flight in decades to Cuba as the Department of Commerce grants eight US airlines permission to fly to Havana. Page 3.
With the Tax Free World Exhibition fast approaching, much of this issue focuses on Cannes news, as well as product and people developments.
Sunglasses Awards. The entry deadline for the 2016 Sunglasses awards has been extended to Sept. 16. See page 1 for details.
Cannes leisure and networking events. TFWA has released details of the Sunday Leisure and other after
hours networking events. Details on page 4. To register for the Charity walk/run that raises money for TFWA Care, please go  here
Brown-Forman has unveiled plans for a new, doubled size stand in Cannes, now in a new location, and announced a high level press conference featuring key company executives. Full details on page 4.
People. JTI appoints Gemma Bateson as new WWDF head of Corporate Affairs and Communication; Gladys Rodriguez to move to the Americas domestic market in same position. Page 2.
Confectionery company Perfetti van Melle has named a new Marketing Manager for Global Travel Retail. Page 3.
Godiva teams up with DFS for 90th anniversary event at LAX. Page 4.
Supply Side Spotlight. American blend Gold Bar Whiskey launches into travel retail. Details on page 5.