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Congratulations to Edrington Travel Retail Americas
for a spectacular effort to raise funds to help rebuild Puerto Rico.
The Edrington TRA team, together with friends, family and industry colleagues, held a 100-mile bike relay from Key Largo to Key West on April 6 and raised more than $100,000 to help rebuild houses on the hurricane-struck island. See more details on page 1.
BY THE NUMBERS
IATA reports that global air traffic demand rebounded in February after slower growth in January-and Latin American carriers led with the fastest Year-over-Year growth for the second month in a row. Story on Page 2.
Citing “underlying technical issues,” the U.S. International Trade Administration has suspended the release of data on overseas arrivals to the United States so it can re-evaluate inbound tourism. Visitor arrivals to the U.S. from a number of overseas countries have been trending downward over the past year, in what pundits have called a “Trump Slump.” See more information on page 2.
Tiffany & Co. has appointed Godiva CEO Annie Young-Scrivner to its 12-member board of directors. Page 1.
William Grant & Sons names former Diageo senior executive Doug Bagley as MD of Asia Pacific, and Matthew Williams joins the company as the new regional director for AP Global Travel Retail. Page 3.
Gianguido Bianco, known in the region from his recent stint as General Manager Lancôme & Clarisonic at L’Oréal Travel Retail in Miami, has been named to head up L’Oréal Travel Retail Europe/Middle East Africa & India. Page 3.
Bacardi Global Travel Retail announces commercial leadership appointments. Page 4.
SUPPLY SIDE NEWS
Tito’s Handmade Vodka launches new bottle formats in AsiaPac. Page 4.
Shiseido develops a new interactive ravel retail activation at LAX with Bloommiami. Page 5.
L’Occitane en Provence brings its show on the road in North America with its first ever L’Occi Truck. Page 5.