Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 20 No. 49

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The spotlight this week is squarely focused on PEOPLE news.
Alain Maingreaud was unanimously re-elected for a second term as president of TFWA. Page 1.
Two major travel retail executives take new roles:
Dan Cappell, whose career over the past three decades has covered airports in the Middle East and Eurasia, takes on a top airport role in California. Page 3.
Enrique Urioste, one of the Americas’ most recognized travel retail operators, joins Dufry in South America, as he replaces Oscar Garcia Pedrosa, who will retire in mid-2020. Page 3
Starboard Cruise Services also announces two new executives and the launch of a new Luxury Division. Pages 3 & 4
Deborah Flint, who has served more than 4 years at Los Angeles World Airports, will be moving to Canada as president and CEO of Greater Toronto Airports Authority. Page 4.
Ethos Farm founder Sally Alington has been elected as vice chairman of the Airport Promotion Agencies Association. Page 4.
I am delighted to have been able to take part in the launch of Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Encore cruise ship in PortMiami at the end of November, which included a christening by the ships’s honorary godmother, superstar Kelly Clarkson, and a heartfelt farewell to Andy Stuart, NCL president and CEO, who announced he would be stepping down from his position in October, after 31 years with the company.
Pages 1, 2 & 4
Starboard Cruise Services played an integral role in the launch voyage of the new Norwegian Encore with more than 7,000 square feet of retail space onboard. Read more about its first-at-sea and luxury brands, as well as the exclusive products created for the ship. Page 2.
Award-winning Moroccanoil products are expanding significantly beyond plan in the cruise channel, reports Somar Distribution. Read more, page 4.
Lancôme inaugurates a stunning new flagship store in Paris on the storied Champs-Élysées. Page 5
Libre, the new women’s fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent, is setting Travel Retail ablaze across the globe-including with first of its kind pop-ups and HPPs in the Americas, reports L’Oréal Travel Retail. See how Libre took over JFK in October. Page 5.