Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 48

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Lead story. Brazil’s airport privatizations continue to move forward. Most recently, Fraport AG signed the concession agreements with the Brazilian government for managing and developing Forteleza and Porto Alegre airports. Full story on Page 1. 

MIA has an app for that! Miami International Airport is the first airport in the world to implement a fast-track way to clear passport control with mobile passport screening. To read how U.S. citizens and Canadian visitors can now fill out – and save – their customs form before they even land, see story on page 1.
Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Marc McArthur was named Diageo Global Travel’s Best Bartender in the semi-finals of this year’s World Class Best Bartender of the Year event, and TMI was there to witness the event. McArthur now gets to compete against 56 of the world’s best bartenders for the top title in Mexico City at the end of this month.  Story on page 2.
Well-respected travel retail executive Laurent Lamotte brings together his wide range of experiences to his new position of managing partner for his new company HERA Latam, an agency of luxury brands in Latin America. Page 3.
Bacardi rum activation brings fun and Latin vibe to San Juan’s International Airport. The four-month activation celebrating the company’s heritage in pioneering classic rum cocktails is currently running with Dufry at Puerto Rico’s San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Full story on page 4.
Dufry considers an IPO for its North American business as 2Q 2017 growth accelerates. Page 4.

L’OCCITANE promotes Dlachasse and Grant.
Cabrera leaves Haribo.
Fraport Brasil appoints CEO.