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Special Report: Starboard Cruise Services and Carnival Cruise Line hosted a first-of-its-kind media tour of the brand new Fun Shops onboard the new Carnival Horizon, at Pier 88 in New York City last week. Read how Starboard and the Fun Ships have gone all out to launch the Fun Shops on the newest vessel in the Carnival fleet. Page 1
Sarah Branquinho has stepped down as president of the European Travel Retail Confederation and Frank O’Connell was elected to replace her as a new Managing Board takes shape. Page 1
In more PEOPE NEWS, Edrington Global travel Retail (GTR) has reorganized its Americas team, to put stronger emphasis on travel retail. It has named Juan Gentile to the new role of Managing Director, Americas Travel Retail, promoted Jada Portela to head up the LATM and Carib domestic business (except Mexico) and set up a new subsidiary for Mexico under Juan Campos. See full story and other new positions on page 3
HMSHost has launched a program of health-forward culinary offerings in more than a dozen travel retail venues across the US, including 11 airports, with more to come.
Fraport Maryland has welcomed four new shops and F&B outlets at Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI). Page 4
SUPPLY SIDE: SPIRITS
Diageo Global Travel is sending three cruise bartenders to the global World Class competition to vie for the title of World’s Best Bartender. Page 4
Crystal Head Vodka commemorates 10-year anniversary with limited edition John Alexander Artist Series Bottle. Page 5
Zamora and MONARQ Group extend distribution partnership. Page 5
Russian Standard Vodka turns 20. Page 5
Tito’s Handmade Vodka celebrates heritage with Stars & Stripes packaging. Page 5
SUPPLY SIDE: ACCESSORIES
2018 Sunglasses Workshop & Awards announced for TFWA Cannes. Details on Page 7