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This week the news is about numbers, people and the updates on the TFWA World Exhibition that is now just weeks away.
TFWA will showcase the latest technological innovations impacting the duty free and travel retail industry at the Digital Village, which is making a return engagement after last year’s successful inauguration. Supporting the initiative, the Association is also staging a Digital Pitch Corner, and Digital Focus Workshop on Tuesday morning. Full details begin on page 1.
A panel of leading senior retail executives will address how the industry can and must adapt at the Opening Conference on Monday morning in Cannes, along with a world class statesman and ground-breaking scientist and adventurer. Pages 1 & 4.
Hudson Group makes news in Boston Logan airport, NY LaGuardia and Atlanta, plus more. Page 2.
Paradies Lagardère wins an important retail concession at Orlando International. Page 2.
AVIATION AND TOURISM
U.S. travel industry leaders had the opportunity to meet with President Donald Trump for the first time last week, where they discussed a number of issues including the essential contribution the sector makes to the U.S. economy and the current travel ban. Page 4.
The Duty Free World Council releases its Economic Impact Study on the duty free and travel retail industry in The Americas. Highlights begin on page 4.
News roundup: MIA adds Warsaw, Hawaiian airports to be upgraded; LAWA names new directors. Page 4.
IATA: Travel numbers reach new heights in 2017. Page 5
SUPPLY SIDE: COUNTDOWN TO CANNES
Victorinox launches dedicated Travel Retail unit to spearhead global growth and strengthens TR team. Page 3.
Aerovia Group to show Bravo Handbags in Cannes. Page 3.
Ian Macleod Distillers nabs William Ovens to head up travel retail. Page 1.