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BREAKING NEWS: Erik Juul-Mortensen has confirmed that he will not put his name forward for re-election as TFWA President when his current mandate ends in December 2018. Juul-Mortensen has been a member of the TFWA Management Committee since the establishment of TFWA in 1984, and served as its President since September 1999. The Board and Management Committee say that they accept his decision with enormous regret.
AT THE POINT OF SALE
There are some very innovative and exciting travel retail activations taking place at the point of sale in airports throughout the region and the world right now.
Michael and I were privileged to attend an exceptionally engaging and fun-filled installation for John Dewer & Sons from Bacardi at Miami International Airport this week. The month-long pop-up Emporium is attracting passengers in droves and having them stay and play for an average of 10-15 minutes, before sending qualified buyers over to the near-by DFA store to purchase one of the six variants featured in the promotion. See full story on Page 1.
DFA is also partnering with Luxottica in Punta Cana airport, where they have installed a custom-designed 100sqm stand-alone multi-brand sunglasses boutique. See page 2.
L’Oréal Travel Retail Americas has opened its first pop-up for Atelier Cologne at Los Angeles International Airport. The beautiful installation in Atelier’s signature Venetian blue offers a range of 20 of Atelier’s Cologne Absolue fragrances and made-to-measure gifting options. Read more on page 5.
Travel retailer Stellar Partners has strengthened its presence on the West Coast of the US with the acquisition of Avila Retail. Page 5.
The cruise channel continues to push new boundaries.
Costa this week floated its new Costa Venezia out to sea at a ceremony at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy. The Costa Venezia is Costa’s first ship designed and built specifically for the China market. See page 2.
Closer to our home base, Celebrity Cruises unveiled the design for the line’s first brand-designed cruise terminal, Terminal 25, which is being built at Port Everglades in Hollywood (Fort Lauderdale), Florida. Page 3.
CLIA – the Cruise Lines International Association – recently updated the official global cruise numbers, upping the projection for 2018 to 28 million. See full break-down of global numbers on page 4.
Some 150 industry participants gathered in Rome for DFNI’s 2-day Cruise Conference earlier this month, Many thanks to IBBI’s Katherine Sleipnes, who brings TMI readers an overview of the event. Page 4.
SUPPLY SIDE: BEAUTY
Puig has launched two travel retail exclusive limited editions from Jean-Paul Gaultier called Gaultier Airlines.
Davidoff’s Cool Water was first launched 30 years ago! To celebrate the brand has created The Coolest Edition, inspired by a scene from the original advertising campaign in 1988. Page 5.