Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 43

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In a special analysis of breaking news, TMI’s Cuba expert Larry Luxner examines how President Trump‘s crackdown on U.S. travel to Cuba could devastate island entrepreneurs – not to mention the U.S. companies that were poised to begin business there. Exclusive coverage on begins on page 1. 

More Latin America News
Mexican group buys Waked’s Soho Mall in Panama. Page 2.
Paraguayan government approves Top Brands International’s acquisition of Bright Star Duty Free in Asuncion airport. Page 3.
Brazil to privatize 56 airports and announces liquidation of INFRAERO. Page  5.
Travel Retailers
Hudson Group opens six new stores at Hard Rock in Las Vegas. Page 4.
Supply Side News
Cruise bartenders compete.
Diageo Global Travel names World Class Bartender semi-finalists. Page 3
Bacardi: NCL’s Wade Cleophas reaches semi-finals of Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition. Page 4.
Beauty company acquisitions.
Estée Lauder Companies invests in beauty company DECIEM. Page 5.
Unilever acquires its first prestige color brand.  Page 5.