Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 14

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to a short-term deal that would temporarily reopen the federal government, which had been under a partial shut-down for 35 days. The deal may have been forced in part by the dire situation in America’s skies resulting from hundreds of “sick-outs” from air traffic controllers and TSA officers who were being forced to continue working despite not being paid during the shut-down. More details on page 1.




The 2019 Summit of the Americas taking place from March 24-27 in Orlando, Florida, has revealed the preliminary slate of speakers being featured in the three morning Executive Conference Sessions taking place from 8:30 – 10 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. See page 1.


European industry groups announce new boards and prepare for Brexit. Developments from ETRC, CEETRA and the UK’s Travel Retail Consortium. Page 3.




DFA opens new store in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Page 2.


Banner year for MIA as it surpasses 45 million passengers for the first time. Page 2.


Fraport USA adds new retail, food and services at BWI. Page 2.


Chicago Midway Airport’s 3-year concession redevelopment underway. Page 2.




Estée Lauder heralded the start of the New Year season in December with the grand opening of its newly renovated flagship store-the brand’s largest in travel retail — at Haitang Bay in Sanya, China. Page 4.


L’Oréal Paris is celebrating Chinese New Year with a first-of-its-kind Parisian experience– a pop-up store in the Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Mall featuring

a 5-meter-high, bold red Eiffel Tower throughout January. Page 4.


And finally….

Miu Miu has a new Twist, and it stars Elle Fanning. See page 4.