Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 14

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The Summit of the Americas delivers visitors and buyers. There was a decidedly positive buzz throughout the IAADFS Summit of the Americas, with higher than expected visitors and – most importantly – buyer numbers up by 45%, as America returns to growth. See part one of Summit coverage on page 1. More to follow.


TFWA announces social program for Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference. Page 1.

ASUTIL reveals 2023 Conference details. Page 2.

The Bluedog Group acquires Rowena Holland‘s Travel Retail PR specialist agency Essential Communications. Page 2.

Enthusiastic WiTR gathering kicks off Summit of the Americas. Page 4

Women in Travel Retail add a “+” as it becomes more inclusive. Page 4.


Gebr. Heinemann returns to pre-crisis level profitability during successful financial year 2022. Page 3.

Dufry upgraded by Moody’s. Page 3.

WHSmith reports strong performance and plans for further expansion in North America. Page 5. 


The Estée Lauder Companies completes its acquisition of the Tom Ford brand and announces new leadership. Page 6.

Marcolin launches Max Mara sunglasses through partnership with MSC Cruises. Page 6.