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To begin this week’s news-filled issue, TMI adds our congratulations to those of the industry in honor of Aer Rianta International’s milestone 25th anniversary in North America.
ARI first entered North America with a travel retail outlet at Mirabel in 1998, later moving to Montreal in 2004, where it is still the leading operator in that location. ARI currently operates travel retail stores in four airports in North America, at Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and Winnipeg, and earlier this month added a fifth airport with the opening of a new Chanel Boutique in Vancouver. Full coverage begins on page 1.
In a newsworthy development in South America, the Mannah Group will be opening its first La Petisquera in Brazil, with a duty free store on the border in Foz do Iguaçu. At more than 1800 square meters, the new store will anchor the shopping at the Dreams Park Entertainment Center, a major tourist destination in the region. Page 1.
TFWA & DFWC
TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen announces record exhibition space for 2023 World Exhibition. Page 1.
The Duty Free World Council and TFWA welcome two more signatories to their anti-illicit trade declaration, DFA and Travel Retail Norway. Page 2.
U.S. AVIATION AND TRAVEL
Business travel optimism, visa wait times, rebuilding Chinese travel, FAA extends slot waivers at NYC airports, more. Page 2.
JFKIAT teams up with google maps to launch Indoor Live at JFK Terminal 4. Now there is no excuse to get lost in the Terminal! Page 4.
Duty free execs Romain Ritter and Jean-David Sebaoun unveil new luxury brand distribution company. Page 4
Marcolin and MCM sign eyewear license. Page 4.
Puig opens new regional Travel Retail hub in Miami. Page 5.
ALFA Brands takes on award-winning Hiro Sake for global travel retail. Page 5.
Bric’s launches Positano luggage collection in recycled polycarbonate. Page 6.
AT THE POINT OF SALE
Duty Free Americas debuts in-store luxury fragrance & cosmetics activations for September for Rabanne, YSL and Clarins. Page 6.