Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 22

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Congratulations to DFA and the travel retail industry in the Americas who raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for a local Florida charity at the 4th DFA Charity Golf Tournament on Feb. 1. In the four years since DFA began hosting the event, the industry has raised close to a million dollars. Page 1.




Update from hurricane-stricken USVI: “encouraging progress but still more work to do.” Details on page 3.


Pure Grenada wins Expedia’s Caribbean Destination of the Year 2017 award. Page 3.


SeaWalk floating pier makes its first sale in the Caribbean to the Port Authority of Jamaica. Page 4.




ASUTIL launches new updated website, elects new Board executives. Page 2.




ACI reports high air passenger growth continues in November.  Page 2.




Imperial Tobacco’s GM of Global Duty Free Andreas Lemke steps down. Page 1.


Estee Lauder Companies reports “stellar results” for 2Q, travel retail delivers double-digit growth. Page 2.


Coty touts Luxury in its strong results for 2Q. Page 2.


Brown-Forman invests in renewable energy. Page 3.




Chicago O’Hare to offer first direct flights to Africa with new airline partner Ethiopian airlines. Page 4


Airport retailer Paradies Lagardère has opened two more TripAdvisor travel essentials stores, one at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Terminal 1, and one at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) in Terminal 4. Page 4.