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In a big story breaking this week, two industry giants, Swiss-based Dufry and Italy’s Autogrill, confirmed media reports that they are in discussions over a possible merger. Page 1.
BY THE NUMBERS/TRENDS
ACI issued its quarterly assessment analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on airports and findings show that North America should be the first region to reach full recovery to 2019 levels. Page 1.
m1nd-set insights: In its June travel retail consumer insights newsletter, m1nd-set examines the significant changes among leading nationalities and airports in terms of international air traffic. The 20 nationalities that have dropped the most are all in Asia-Pacific. Page 2.
The U.S. Travel Association reports that more than half of large company CEOS who responded to a recent survey agree that reducing business travel will lead to long-term losses. Page 2.
Starboard’s Luxury Division was inspired by the yachting lifestyle and The Mediterranean when it designed its inaugural season onboard The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.
Champagne Lanson launches Wimbledon Championship gift boxes and airport activations for 45th partnership year. Page 3.
Tangle Teezer appoints Harper Dennis Hobbs as exclusive global TR partners. Page 4.
Rituals Cosmetics launches major partnership with Novotel. Page 4.
Porsche Design celebrates 50th anniversary with updates of iconic designs. Page 5.
Nestle International Travel Retail (NITR) has partnered with Lotus Biscoff to create a new limited edition travel retail product, KitKat Lotus Biscoff Snacking Bag. Page 5.