Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 27

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JAVIER MEDINA of Bodegas Williams & Humbert

Travel Markets Insider is very sad to announce the passing of another beloved travel industry figure: Javier Medina of sherry and brandy producer Bodegas Williams & Humbert passed away last month at the age of 55, after becoming ill earlier this year. Medina was well-known for his smile and his kindness. See industry reactions on page 1.


In another strong indication that the world is emerging from the coronavirus crisis, most of the major cruise lines have now eased or even lifted their pre-cruise protocols for both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests, with more changes being announced daily. Page 1.


The Estée Lauder Companies has promoted Patrick Bouchard and Eric Lee to new roles within the Travel Retail Leadership team. See details on page 1.

With the Tax Free World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes now only weeks away, this issue of the TMI newsletter is filled with news about exciting new products and point of sale animations.

Do you have a new product to spotlight? Contact TMI for advertising and editorial opportunities in our upcoming Cannes magazine. Please reach out to

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“On the Move” with Montblanc.

Luxury Maison Montblanc has released a new cross-category collection inspired by different aspects of mobility, spearheaded by a campaign – which went live this week on August 24th, featuring actor Cillian Murphy who the company says has moved through life making his own bold decisions, choosing his own direction on his path to success. Page 2.


Take a walk in Frida’s garden with the launch of the official fragrance inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, which is rolling out in the Americas now. Page 3.

Duty Free Dynamics has expanded its brand portfolio with Timex and Adidas watches. Page 3.

E. Gluck is bringing watches and wearable tech accessories from Steve Madden to Cannes. Page 4.

Pernod Ricard GTR returns to Cannes with sustainability at its core and a booth built with 100% sustainable design. Page 4

Woodford Reserve with a Parisian twist:

Woodford Reserve is creating a spectacular sensory experience at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, France to introduce the flavors of its American Whiskey to traveling consumers, and the brand is working with two local French partners to further elevate the experience. Page 5.

The Macallan launches a new annual release with the Home Collection that will be available in select Boutiques around the world. Page 5.