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We at TMI send all our readers around the world wishes for a very happy holiday season and wonderful year in 2020.
Today’s issue begins with the latest PaxFlash report from Airports Council International, which finds that passenger traffic has continued to moderate in 2019-meanwhile, North American airports turned in the strongest results among the major regions. Page 1.
And in international news, TMI congratulates Dubai Duty Free for celebrating its 36th anniversary – and a three-day sales spree that topped US$57 million. Page 1.
The rest of this issue looks at holiday-related and fun events around the region.
PENHA & SHISEIDO/ESSENCE CORP
Caribbean-retailer Penha Duty Free, along with Shiseido Skin Care, distributed by Essence Corp, held the 3rd edition of the Curaçao Tennis Legends on Dec. 13-14. , The yearly event organized by Team TOC and Penha Duty Free, also included clinics for local tennis talents and school visits during what has become one of the best B2B events of Curaçao, say the organizers. See more details n page 2.
ESTEE LAUDER TRAVEL RETAIL & 3SIXTY DUTY FREE
The Estée Lauder Companies, in partnership with 3Sixty Retail, opened a first-of-its-kind beauty concept for ELC and travel retail, in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport – Terminal D. The new concept features offerings by four of its brands that are particularly popular with Millennial and Gen Z consumers, BECCA, Too Faced, Bobbi Brown, and Glam Glow. Read more on how the innovative concept will readily adapt to changing consumer needs, page 3.
L’OREAL TRAVEL RETAIL AMERICAS & ARMANI BEAUTY
L’Oréal Travel Retail has taken Armani Beauty’s iconic Armani World Cinema Tour across America’s top airports from Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires to Los Angeles and Toronto. The blockbuster tour crossed the Americas, launching in airports including Rio de Janeiro (June 2019), Buenos Aires (June 2019), Montreal (July 2019) and Santiago de Chile (June 2019), before ending up with two spectacular holistic installations in LAX and Toronto Pearson. See the full story on page 4.
DUTY FREE DYNAMICS & LEGO
Duty Free Dynamics LEGO brand manager, Tatiana Pinto, recently visited the LEGO headquarters in Denmark to learn more about the brand, as the Panama-based company gets ready to open LEGO certified stores throughout the Americas in the coming months. Full story on page 5.
DUFRY/HUDSON & TORONTO PEARSON
Dufry and Hudson have been awarded an eight-year duty free retail contract at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The new contract continues a 35 year partnership with the airport authority and includes the creation of a strategic Joint Management Committee, which is designed to help redefine the passenger experience at the airport. More details on page 5.