Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 24

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As travel and the travel retail business begins to show signs of recovery in Latin America, ASUTIL, the Association of South American Duty Free Stores, has announced that it will be holding two gatherings over the next several months, a border conference in November, and a full return to the traditional ASUTIL Conference in June 2023. See details on page 1.


U.S. travel figures for June:

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Travel and Tourism Office figures for June show continued improvement in travel into and out of the country. Page 1.

NTTO also announces the Top U.S. Ports serving international locations in June; and the Top Foreign Ports serving U.S. locations. See highlights on page 2.


Gebr. Heinemann reorganizes its representation on European associations: The Hamburg-based travel retail leader has recommitted its support of regional associations by appointing members of its senior management to the various industry groups. See latest positions on page 2.

London Heathrow shocks the aviation world with a passenger cap for the rest of the summer. Read details and the OAG’s response, page 2.


PHL Food & Shops opens Beauty on the Fly and Desigual at Philadelphia International Airport in partnership with 3Sixty Duty Free & More. Page 3.

Miami International Airport and DFA open a joyous free-standing LEGO store in the North Terminal. Page 3.

XpresSpa announces more international expansion with Istanbul opening. Page 4.

MSC and Global Ports Holding confirm that they have terminated takeover talks. Page 4.

SSP America promotes Lana Cramer to new role to develop integrated communications strategy and elevates the role to the executive level. Page 4.


Keiko Duty Free opens new perfume store on Roatan Island, Honduras. Page 4.


Travel Retail company Bitmore rebrands and steps up sustainability strategy, announces plans to enter U.S. airport market. Page 5.

Patrón and Lalique have unveiled their third collaboration: Patrón en Lalique: Serie 3 is a celebration of the Weber Blue Agave plant from which Patrón Tequila is created. Page 5.

Perfume launch: New BOSS Bottled Parfum for men debuts as a travel retail exclusive in Europe during July. Page 5.