Starboard Cruise Services unveils the new Retail Reality at SeaTrade Cruise Global 2018

Global cruise retailer Starboard Cruise Services will commemorate its 60-year legacy with a number of innovative new retail concepts on four new cruise ships in 2018. Under the leadership of President and CEO Beth Neumann, Starboard continues to bring new retail design, unique entertainment experiences, and exceptional guest hospitality to the cruise industry. “Shopping must […]

George Sternberg to retire

  Waldemar Behn has announced that George Sternberg, its U.S. broker for almost a decade, has decided to retire. “We thank George and Katrin for their invaluable support and friendship and wish them all the best for the future,” says Torben V. Vedel Andersen, Global Sales Director. George’s extensive career included long stints at Seagram, […]

Top Brands International enters St. Thomas market with duty free concession at the historic A.H.Riise Mall

Panamanian company Top Brands International continues to power ahead with its expansion strategy in the Americas, and announces an important new retail concession contract with the owners of the A.H.Riise Mall in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Danny Yohoros, President of Top Brands International, tells TMI that his company will be operating more than 6,000 […]

MIA names Lester Sola the new Aviation Director

Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) has named Lester Sola as its new Director and Chief Executive Officer. Sola will oversee operations at Miami International Airport (MIA) and four general aviation (GA) airports throughout Miami-Dade County, which together generate $33.7 billion in business revenue and support more than 280,000 direct and indirect jobs. MIA itself handles more […]

MIA opens first U.S. passport clearance facility with facial recognition

On February 27, officials from the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Miami International Airport’s newly renovated Concourse E federal inspection facility for international arrivals. The facility is the first in the country completely dedicated to providing expedited passport screening via facial recognition technology, […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 25

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   The 2018 Orlando Women in Travel Retail Networking Cocktail meeting will take place on SUNDAY evening,  March 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Marriott Spa Pool area (West Terrace). Just prior to the official Opening […]

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