Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 23 No. 33

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By every indication, the 2022 TFWA World Exhibition & Conference was an unqualified success. Not only were the attendance numbers soaring, but the feeling throughout the event was one of recovery, opportunity, and optimism that the worst of the COVID crisis is now behind us, even as supply issues and fall-out from the war in Ukraine continue.

The Palais was filled with many of the top brands in the industry, launching exciting new products, and nearly every exhibitor TMI spoke with reported excellent meetings and impressive new listings.

TMI presents an overview of the premier event on the travel retail calendar, beginning on page 1.

The TFWA membership elected a new Board and Management Committee. Page 1.

TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference to go forward in Singapore under new contract. Page 1. 


ASUTIL will hold its first stand-alone Conference in five years next June, in Buenos Aires. The big change is that the conference will be managed by TFWA. See more details on page 2.


Congratulations to Importations Guay Ltée (IGL). of Quebec, Canada, which won the 2022 Frontier Award for Border, Downtown or Non-Airport Retailer of the Year. Page 2.


Cruise specialist retailer Harding rebrands into Harding+ and was honored with the 2022 Frontier Award for Cruise Retailer of the Year. Page 3.

ON THE SCENE IN CANNES 2022: a review in photos.

The week was jam-packed with educational, business and social activities. Pages 3-4.


Edrington-owned Brugal revealed its rare $2,800 luxury Andrés Brugal sipping rum at special event in Miami this week – and TMI was there. Sixty-two of the limited edition bottles have been earmarked for travel retail! Page 5.

Brown-Forman enters the rum category with purchase of global super-premium Diplomático. Page 5. 


DFS in Macau: In another sign of recovering business, DFS Group will reopen its newly-renovated 20,000-sqft T Galleria Beauty by DFS, Galaxy Macau store on Wednesday, October 26. DFS’ biggest beauty store in Macau is set to feature more than 70 of the world’s top skincare, makeup, fragrances and haircare brands as well as new and emerging brands. Page 6.


WiTR raises more than €17,000 for Hope Foundation charity in Cannes. Page 6.