Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 27

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Among the developments in a very busy news week comes the welcome report that Global Business Travel is rebounding at a much faster rate than expected just a year ago, and should surpass the pre-pandemic level in 2024. See full details on page 1.

Overall travel continues to recover.

U.S.-international enplanements reached nearly 98% of the pre-COVID level in July. See geographic breakdown on page 1. 


The Macallan and Duty Free Americas partner to open the first shop-in-shop in Americas Travel Retail in Panama’s Tocumen International Airport. Page 2.

Showcasing its wide portfolio of white spirits, Pernod Ricard drives consumer exploration and taps into the traveler mindset with its newest activation concept: “New Time Zone, Same Cocktail Hour” being held in key travel hubs around the world. Read more on page 2.

CHICAGO O’HARE launches new ORDer Mobile ordering program using Servy technology. With this launch, mobile ordering is now available across all of O’Hare’s terminals, following the initial launch in Terminal 5 in 2020. Page 3.


Princess Promenade, the retail division of International Liquors and Tobacco Trading in St. Maarten/St. Martin, has been awarded the duty free retail concession at the soon to be reopened Princess Juliana International Airport. The contract calls for a spacious walkthrough departure store and, for the first time, an arrivals store offering champagne, liquors and tobacco. See page 3.

NEWARK LIBERTY AIRPORT. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has opened the final five gates at the new $2.7 billion Terminal A at Newark Liberty, along with additional dining and retail outlets and the transfer of Delta Airlines from Terminal B. All 33 gates of the new terminal are now operational. See what’s next on the drawing board, on page 7.

JFK. Hudson has partnered with the Museum of the City of New York to offer the inaugural “City as Canvas” Street Art inspired retail collection. The collection allows travelers through JFK to take a piece of NYC’s famed graffiti home with them. Page 7. 


Laphroaig Scotch whisky has unveiled a refreshed, more sustainable design to its iconic packaging that will reduce each bottle’s carbon emissions by 30%. The redesign supports brand-owner Beam Suntory’s sustainability strategy and long-term commitments to achieve net zero carbon emissions across its value chain by 2040. Page 4.

Treasury Wine Estates’ Penfold’s brand has appointed Michael Jackson as its new Global Travel Director, as it focuses on travel retail as a priority channel. Page 4.

Diageo Travel Retail celebrates the success of its Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla 0.0% campaign. The campaign featured Digital Out-of-Home advertising, immersive pop-up displays and sampling across airports throughout the world. See further details on page 4.

JP GTR—the new spirits company formed by well-known industry veteran JP Aucher – will be a first time exhibitor at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes with a portfolio of spirits brands that he promises will be Different, Distinctive and Disruptive. Page 6. 


Marc Jacobs Beauty returns to the beauty space with expanded Coty license. Page 5.

The Hut Group – THG – will be launching two luxury hair care brands in Cannes. The leading global e-commerce giant is showcasing two of the brands from its Beauty division: Christophe Robin and Grow Gorgeous. Read more on page 5.

The Estée Lauder Companies has won the Innovation by Design Award for its voice-enabled make-up assistant (VMA) for the visually impaired. ELC was the winner in the Beauty and Fashion category, and a finalist in the Artificial Intelligence category. Page 5.


World Connect AG has expanded the product portfolio for its flagship brand SKROSS, and will be launching a new lifestyle range called SKROSS Travel in Cannes. See highlights of the new product range on page 6.