Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 13

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Recovery, resilience, cooperation and sustainability were the major themes of the 2022 Seatrade Cruise Global event that took place in Miami Beach last week. Although Seatrade had held an abbreviated event last September, this was the first full-scale meeting of the global cruise industry since the pandemic began, and attracted some 2,000 cruise executives.

See Travel Markets Insider’s report on the event on pages 1-3.

Some highlights:

Carnival Corp.’s President & CEO steps into a new role. Page 1.

Cruise industry underlines resiliency and strengthens commitment to sustainability. Page 2.

CLIA’s Vago: “The future is bright” for cruising. Page 2.

Royal Caribbean forges new strategic partnership with Barbados, page 2, and announces major increase in cruise volume to St. Thomas and St. Croix, page 3.

Cunard see growth for North American market with launch of new Queen Anne vessel. Page 2.

Top cruise execs meet for State of the Industry panel. Page 3.

Holland America cancels Asia voyages for this winter. Page 3. 

*In what might be an important new venue for some segments of travel retail, the organizers of Seatrade will launch F&B@Sea for 2023, a 2-day dedicated event for the food and beverage hospitality sector, to take place in conjunction with next year’s event in Miami. See page 3 for more details.

CANNES 2022. In other news, TFWA announces that exhibition bookings for Tax Free World Exhibition are well ahead of the number of companies that had booked by this time last year, and now stand at 80% of the pre-COVID figures. See who has booked on page 1.


GEBR. HEINEMANN returns to profitability and announces a new “human-centric” mission statement. Page 4.


REBA AMERICAS appoints former Estee Lauder manager to senior sales role and launches debut Billie Eilish fragrance from Parlux. Page 5.

WB Canna & Wellness signs distribution agreement with Curaleaf to bring Select CBD and Curaleaf Hemp products to the Caribbean, Latin America and Travel Retail. Page 5.