Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 25 No. 20

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In Breaking News issued today, the Tax Free World Association has announced that former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the 2024 TFWA World Conference – the prestigious organization’s 40th anniversary.

The Conference will take place at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on the morning of Monday, September 30. See more details on page 3.


In today’s lead story in Travel Markets InsiderMarco Arilli’s Privato Duty Free and Streiffer Duty Free partnered to sponsor a duty free exhibit at the Moore County executive airport in Pinehurst, North Carolina, during the US Open Golf Tournament, which took place June 13-16, 2024.

In an exclusive interview, Arilli tells TMI’s Michael Pasternak that the US Open is the beginning of a partnership between the two companies in which Streiffer Duty Free will be distributing the tobacco, wines, champagne, and spirits for Privato Duty Free for its dozens of private airport locations throughout the United States. Read the full story on pages 1-2.

In more People News, Nigel Keal has once again been unanimously re-elected as President of the European Travel Retail Confederation to lead the association for another one-year term; and Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITRhas appointed Frédéric (Fred) Porchet to succeed Stewart Dryburgh as General Manager, effective September 1, 2024. See full stories on page 3. 



Patron at MIA

Bacardi Global Travel Retail revved up its Patrón business at Miami International Airport this spring with a high-octane activation in partnership with Duty Free Americas celebrating the brand’s role as official Tequila partner to the Oracle Red Bull Racing team and timed to share the excitement of the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix. Read about the innovative activation on page 4.

Dior at Montreal

In June, the House of Dior and Aer Rianta Montreal invited travelers at Montréal–Trudeau Airport International Terminal to enjoy a picturesque, beautifully appealing animation dressed in a “bohemian-chic” style, featuring the colors of the Diorivera, where customers were able to explore a Dior Summer lifestyle through a selection of fragrances, makeup, and skincare products. See story and pictures on page 5.

Michael and I wish all our U.S. readers a very Happy Independence Day as we take the rest of the week off.