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While the past year has been devastating for the cruise industry around the world, Carnival Cruise Line and PortMiami are looking ahead to recovery. The two held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the state-of-the-art $120 million Terminal F at PortMiami at the end of January. The terminal will serve as the homeport of Carnival Celebration, the line’s next Excel-class ship.
However, not all cruise news is positive. Transport Canada announced on February 4 that it will ban all cruise ships from operating in Canadian waters until Feb 28, 2022.
The ban is not limited to cruise. The Canadian government’s cancellation of all flights to the Caribbean could cost Jamaica US$350 million in lost revenue. Page 3.
Although Canada has cancelled flights to the Caribbean, the busiest international route in the world in February was from North America. Page 2.
HMSHost and StarbucksHMSHost has announced a new, multi-year partnership with Starbucks focused on transforming the coffee experience for travelers. Page 2.
IAADFS and m1nd-set IAADFS has partnered with Swiss research agency m1nd-set to forecast shopper behavior in North and Central America and the Caribbean. The summary of key traffic uses m1nd-set’s B1S recovery monitor, a complimentary service to all trade associations. Page 1.
Duty Free Dynamics
Duty Free Dynamics adds Zippo to product portfolio. Page 4.
Jack Daniel’s celebrates Year of the Ox with new Chinese New Year No.27 Gold Gift Tin. Page 4.
GMAXGMAX Travel Retail partners with Daron Worldwide Trading for aviation toys. Page 4.
L’Oreal. For the fourth consecutive year, L’Oréal has been recognized in Bloomberg’s 2021 Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Page 4.