Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 20

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Canadian duty free pioneer Garvin Lee, founder of award-winning Blue Water Bridge Duty Free. Page 1.

TFWA announces more networking details for Cannes. Page 1. 


Air travel between the U.S. and Europe soars nearly 800% in May, but still lags behind 2019 traffic. Page 1.

AMEX: Americans ready to travel. Page 2.

Jamaica welcomes one millionth stay-over visitor. Page 2. 

Canada opens first U.S. marine pre-clearance location. Page 2.

Geoff Freeman returns as head of U.S. Travel Association as Roger Dow steps down after 17 years. Page 2. 


Carnival Cruise Line to bring two Costa ships to U.S. as part of new COSTA by CARNIVAL brand. Page 2.

Two Crystal Cruises ships sold to ultra-luxury A&K Travel Group at auction. Page 2.


DFS unveils life-sized LEGO Pilot at JFK T4 Lego store. Page 3.

Delta dazzles at Terminal C facility debut at New York – LGA. Page 3

Hudson and The House of LR&C announce exclusive Travel Retail partnership. Page 3. 


COTY partners with Dufry and DFA to launch immersive, omnichannel campaign for Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner. Campaign launched in June in Miami and Sao Paulo. Page 4.

Rituals Cosmetics introduces limited edition Summer of Joy collection. Page 4.

NYC helps Victorinox celebrate 125th anniversary of the Swiss Army Knife with Times Square takeover. Page 5.

Diageo welcomes travelers to Lounge 0.0% at Heathrow. (Be sure to test yourself with the DrinkiQ test on page 5.)