Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 41

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From Canada to South America, travel retailers are stepping up their game at the point of sale. Today’s lead story reveals the stunning upgrade made to Aer Rianta International’s The Loop Duty Free store in Montreal, where it has added six new luxury brands. Read all about it on page 1. 


L’Oreal Travel Retail Americas launched a super engaging surf-themed animation across 16 cities for the new Polo Ultra Blue fragrance, including these fun-filled installations with Dufry in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.  Page 2. 




Beverage industry legend Norman Bonchick has announced his retirement from his latest venture over a long career, 375 Park Avenue Spirits. TMI joins the industry in wishing Norm a long and fulfilling retirement. Page 3.
Michael Barrett has announced that he is leaving his position as Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA), a position he has held for the past 8 years. Page 3
Nestlé ITR has relaunched its premium SWISS chocolate range exclusively in travel retail. Page 4.
CiR Report: Watches and Jewelry shine bright as opportunity to trading up shoppers. Page 4.