Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 17

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As we attend the 2016 TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes this week, the world has once again gone pink to fight against breast cancer.



The Estée Lauder Companies has unveiled the 2016 Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.  With a focus on “togetherness,” the 2016 campaign showcases the strength of taking action together and has committed to raising $6 million this year. See story on page 1.



Luxottica and Dufry have announced the successful expansion of new Ray-Ban and Oakley merchandising personalizations in airports worldwide. See which airports on page 2.



MarketPlace Development opens the first Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories store in Philadelphia Airport. Page 4.



Supply Side


 Austin, Texas spirits sensation Tito’s Handmade Vodka continues its phenomenal growth as it gains listings throughout the world. Tito’s Managing Director International John McDonnel tells TMI’s Michael Pasternak how the craft vodka is attracting the Millennial consumer and everyone else. Page 4.



Amarula takes advantage of its African heritage to launch its first travel retail exclusive, a limited edition African Design Series for the holiday season. Page 3.



Actium adds Thomas Sabo jewelry to portfolio, hires former Starboard merchandise manager Beverly Holly to manage the new business. Page 3.



Haribo launches a collection of new products in Cannes, highlighted by a delightful travel bag for kids. Page 3.



Daisy Marc Jacobs goes Shiny for the holidays. Page 3.



If you are not in Cannes this week, you can still access the full Travel Markets Insider‘s TFWA Cannes Special Edition Magazine here and read some of TMI’s feature articles below.



Special highlights include:




International Shoppes has opened an expanded, upgraded and redesigned duty free store at JFK T8 featuring a 15-foot wide LED display at the storefront and a series of high-end beauty boutiques. Michael Pasternak reports from IS’ New York base about all of the duty free operator’s latest openings.



Grey Market: The impact of the parallel market in the duty free spirits channel. In an article described as “a serious topic which merits discussion,” TMI examines whethergrey market spirits distribution – trading outside authorized channels – destroy brands, or allows brands to enter markets that might otherwise be closed to them by prohibitive barriers. More than a dozen industry experts share their experiences in this far-reaching study. Lois Pasternak reports.



TMI’s Lois Pasternak traveled to Peru for the opening of Dufry‘s new Lima Duty Free store in August and had the opportunity to speak with René Riedi, chief executive officer of Dufry’s Latin America division and Cyrille Beauviche, Dufry’s Divisional Commercial Director, Latin America & Caribbean, during the inauguration. They candidly discuss the challenges they faced and their expectations for the future.



Even with an economic crisis and the threat of Zika, tourists still flock to Puerto Rico.TMI’s Larry Luxner reports from the Caribbean island.



Carnival Corporation & plc made history in May when its newest cruise brand, Fathom, began cruises from Miami to Cuba. Lois Pasternak talks to Giora Israel,Carnival Corp. senior vice president of global port development, who has spent two decades trying to make the trip a reality.