Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 31

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There were many new airport developments in the U.S. this past week:
In Orlando, Westfield opened nine new airport retail concepts and announced that it would soon begin construction on its new South Terminal Complex. Pages 1 & 2;
LAX broke ground on its new Midfield Terminal, an extension of its Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). Page 2;
Denver announced another year of record-breaking passenger traffic for 2016. Page 3.
In terms of new routes, the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed awarding the hotly contested slots at Mexico City International Airport to six low-cost carries-three U.S. airlines and two from Mexico. Page 4.
By the Numbers:  Canadian tourism arrivals hit a 14-year high in 2016. Page 4.
Research:  CiR tracks Chinese traveler attitudes and behaviors on duty free and travel retail shopping. Page 4.
Supply Side.
Former Puig International MD Patrick Bouchard takes a senior position at Estée Lauder Travel Retail Worldwide. Page 1.
Tea Forté names David Ferreira VP of Retail and brings in ACTIUM to handle global travel retail growth. Page 3.
Shiseido Travel Retail launches its second travel retail activation in the Americas with DFS in Hawaii, with a dynamic interactive installation created by Bloommiami. Page 3.
Also: DFA wins Travel Retailer of the Year in Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky America awards, and Beam Suntory takes home five of the regional awards. Page 2.
CLIA – Cruise Lines International Association, announces the speaker lineup for its Cruise360 Conference taking place in Fort Lauderdale in April. Page 1.