Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 24 No. 34

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Anyone who is interested in connecting with the Cruise industry should consider attending the Seatrade Cruise Global event taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center on April 8-11, 2024.

Seatrade is the world’s largest cruise event, with 10K attendees including 100+ cruise line brands, 600 exhibitors, and more than 120 countries represented.

Importantly, this premier Cruise event takes place just days before the IAADFS Summit of the Americas, which will be held on April 14-17 in West Palm Beach, so it is a great opportunity to attend two events that will attract completely different, but complementary, audiences.

To make the event even more interesting for many in travel retail – especially those in the food and beverage sectors– the 2024 Seatrade Cruise Global edition will see the return of the F&B@Sea sister-show, which launched earlier this year to great fanfare.  F&B@Sea will take place April 10-11, 2024 at Miami’s Mana Wynwood Convention Center, in double the space it occupied last year. See page 1 for more details.


Shiseido Travel Retail has launched its Drunk Elephant skincare brand at 11 counters in Americas travel retail. The accelerated expansion in travel retail for Drunk Elephant, which is one of the leading prestige skincare brands in the U.S., marks an important milestone in the brand’s global development, reports the company. See the “Colorful” report on “Skin’s Happy Place” page 2. 


WHSmith North America opens three more specialty retail outlets in LAX. Page 3

GLOBAL MEGAHUBS: OAG recently revealed the world’s most connected airports: London Heathrow takes the number one spot on the list, and New York’s JFK is the second most internationally connected airport in the world. Page 3.

3Sixty Duty Free signs inflight and omnichannel deal with Thai VietJet. Page 3.

Fraport USA wins 10-year concessions contract at Ronald Reagan Washington and Dulles International Airports. Page 4.

The U.S. & Caribbean airline market still booming: Aviation analytics agency Cirium is forecasting that total seats scheduled from the U.S. to the Caribbean in the first quarter of 2024 will be up about 17% from last year. Page 4. 


The Macallan has announced the third edition of The Harmony Collection, a collaboration with Stella and Mary McCartney that celebrates the lands of Scotland.

“The partnership with Stella and Mary McCartney takes us into bold new territory and will appeal to a new group of travelers who admire the creativity and craftsmanship of these world-renowned fashion and photography icons,” comments Jeremy Speirs, Edrington Regional Managing Director, Global Travel Retail. See full story on page 5.