Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 31

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It is with deep sadness that we report the death of yet another industry icon: Alex Smith, a brilliant writer and one of the most respected – and beloved – journalists in the global drinks and travel retail industry, passed away last Saturday after a long illness. Page 1.

Airports and more…

Airport redevelopment in the U.S. continues at a breakneck pace.

This week, Orlando International opened its new $2.8 billion Terminal C to passengers, ushering in what its designers call an “airport of the future.”

See story and first photos of 3Sixty Duty Free and More’s state-of-the-art travel retail store in the new terminal. Pages 1-2.

3Sixty Duty Free, in partnership with Chanel, also showcased a stunning Chanel Travel Retail Beauty Boutique that opened at Dallas Fort Worth International Air[port (DFW) last month. Page 3.

Motta Internacional celebrated the opening of its new flagship Attenza Duty Free store in Tocumen Airport’s new Terminal 2 in Panama. Originally scheduled to open four years ago, Terminal 2 triples the airport’s capacity as it prepares for the future. Page 4.


Rouge Duty Free announced the opening of a Creed Boutique on the affluent island of St Barth – this will be the first Creed Boutique in the Caribbean. Page 3.


Carnival Cruise Lines has extended its retail partnership with Starboard for another five years – and named the LVMH division as the retail concessionaire for Carnival Celebration, CCL’s new flagship launching in November in honor of the company’s 50th anniversary. Page 4

SeaTrade Cruise Global announces a change in the date and venue for the 2023 conference and exhibition. Details on page 5


AT THE POINT OF SALE: Grey Goose and International Shoppes celebrate the US Open at JFK Terminal 5 with a major shopper engagement campaign. Read how Bacardi and IS brought the excitement of one of the world’s greatest tennis matches to its JetBlue passengers at JFK. Page 5.

Duty Free Dynamics adds another iconic brand to its footwear portfolio for travel retail with Clarks. Page 5.