Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 25 No. 18

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In today’s lead story, Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) reveals the winners of its 2024 ACI-NA Airport Concessions Awards, which recognize airports, concessionaires, and industry business partners for their work in elevating the traveling public’s experience.

The top winner of Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence in Airport Concessions is Kansas City International Airport (MCI); but many familiar concessionaires took home awards. See the full list of winners on page 1.



Cruise industry veteran Adrian Pittaway has unveiled his new company, an innovative online digital hub for training, networking and career advancement opportunities for cruise retail professionals. Read the goals of the new initiative and how it will work on page 2.

The Port of Seattle has accelerated its shore power requirement for homeported cruise vessels, moving up the deadline at which all vessels be shore power capable from 2030 to 2027. See further details on page 2.

MSC Cruises USA names new president for 2025. Page 3. 



Ahead of the ASUTIL Conference, whose first sessions begin tomorrow, m1nd-set has shared an infographic that previews air traffic and consumer insights in LATAM. m1nd-set’s founder and CEO Peter Mohn will be presenting in-depth data on the region during the upcoming Conference. Page 3.

ForwardKeys analyzes the impact on tourism of the floods in the south of Brazil as Porto Alegre airport is closed indefinitely. This story follows on the report in the TMI ASUTIL magazine. Page 4. 



Weitnauer Group expands distribution of Evoluderm in South America. Page 4.

LVMH puts “non-core” DFS up for sale, reports financial media. Page 5.

NCL bartender wins Diageo’s 2024 World Class Cruise competition in Miami; will go on to global finals in Shanghai in September. Page 6.



Tairo International announces grand opening of Marc Jacobs corner and launch of Daisy Wild fragrance at John Bull flagship store in Nassau, The Bahamas. See story and photos on page 5.

Coty Travel Retail kicks off Boss cross-category pop-ups across the globe. See the key activations taking place now in LATAM. Page 6.