Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 21

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Heinemann Americas celebrated the official opening of its first ever cruise ship shop in the Americas onboard the Carnival Liberty in Port Canaveral, Florida last week, the first of four ships Heinemann Americas and Heinemann Asia Pacific will be operating for Carnival Cruise Lines in the Caribbean and Australia. See details on page 1.


AIRPORTS & TOURISM: In the Record Book


ATL checks in as the world’s busiest airport for the 20th consecutive year. Page 2


San Francisco International Airport reports its 14th year of consistent passenger growth, with new records set every year since 2011. Page 2.


San Francisco has also landed among the Top 10 city brands in the latest Anholt-GfK ranking, joining U.S. cities New York and Los AngelesParis retains its #1 position. See full list of Top 10 city brands on page 3.




Former Starboard Cruise Services executive Benito Mendez goes to Hard Rock International as VP, Merchandising & Logistics. Page 1.


Elizabeth Cifuentes, another former Starboard alumnus, also goes to Hard Rock as planning manager. Page 1.


Andrea Busanto has been named Commercial Head of Latin America for Safilo.

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Revlon CEO Fabian Garcia is stepping down from his position. The announcement of Garcia’s departure comes as Revlon reports a widening loss in its 4th quarter preliminary earnings. Page 2.




Supplier Feature: Mazaya brings “out of World flavors” to summit of the Americas as it exhibits for the first time. Page 4.



London Supply Foundation raises nearly one million dollars at its

2018 Charity Golf Cup. Page 4.


Zamora Company adds two brands to portfolio, Lolea Sangria and super premium Martin Miller Gin. Page 2.