Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 40

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Travel retail powerhouse Dufry continues to expand in the Americas, this week announcing a seven-year extension to its contract in partnership with Hudson Group at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, and unveiling  a major new duty free arrivals shop at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Stories on page 1. 


As we countdown to the 2017 ASUTIL Conference-the last stand-alone conference of the South American Duty Free Association – we preview the diverse, knowledgeable line-up of speakers on the agenda for next June 6-8. Page 2.
The news from South America is mixed. As Brazil struggles with the fallout over last week’s latest corruption and cover-up charges against President Michel Temer, neighboring Argentina sees a glimmer of hope in its economic forecast, as its economy grows 0.8% in March. Page 4.
Supply Side News.
LVMH tops Deloitte’s luxury brands list – again, and the top 10 reads like a Who’s Who of duty free bestsellers. Page 3.
Heineken Global Duty Free builds its Americas team for growth. Page 3.
Diageo launches experimental Johnnie Walker Blender’s’ Batch Bourbon & Rye Finish whiskey. Page 3.
Travel Retail helps propel The Estée Lauder Companies to strong 3rd quarter results. Page 4.
Stuart McGuire retakes the reins at inflight distributor Scorpio Worldwide. Page 4.