Actium/Saint-Honoré partnership acquire Cartier Boutiques on St. Maarten and St. Barts

Miami-based Actium and its joint venture partner Panama-based Saint-Honoré announced that they have acquired the Cartier Boutiques on the duty-free islands of Saint Barth (Saint Barthelemy) and Sint Maarten and simultaneously signed a new long term agreement with Cartier to operate them.   “These boutiques complement our retail portfolio of exceptional luxury brands (Hermès and […]

ACI-NA: U.S. Airport Infrastructure Needs Near $100 Billion

Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke has called for immediate action to improve U.S. airport infrastructure following the release of a “D” rating for the state of America’s aviation infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), on March 9. Burke’s call to action comes just two […]

London Supply to open Apple store in Puerto Iguazu

London Supply is unveiling a huge new draw to its destination flagship store in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, when it opens an Apple store at the end of March. The Apple store will be located in the section that had previously featured luxury watches. London Supply expects it “to be a big novelty,” says Commercial Director […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 32

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. IN THE NEWS US airports get a “D” rating for the state of America’s aviation infrastructure and ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke has called for immediate action just two days […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 31

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. There were many new airport developments in the U.S. this past week: In Orlando, Westfield opened nine new airport retail concepts and announced that it would soon begin construction on its […]

CiR tracks Chinese traveler attitudes and behavior

Alcohol attracts the most footfall, but beauty has the highest conversion rate among Chinese travelers surveyed by Counter Intelligence Retail in its largest and most comprehensive study of Chinese travelers’ attitudes to shopping in the duty free and travel retail market. Travel retail analyst, research and category expert CIR conducted online research among over 1,400 […]

LAX breaks ground on $1.6 bn Midfield Terminal

  The groundbreaking for the new $1.6 billion Midfield Satellite Concourse (MSC) at Los Angeles International Airport –marking another milestone in the modernization of LAX — took place February 27, 2017. The 750,000-square-foot Midfield Satellite Concourse will add 12 new gates, a new baggage system, and additional dining and shopping amenities.    The new MSC […]

MCO’s South Terminal complex nears construction start

In more news from Orlando, construction will begin soon on the $1.8 billion South Terminal Complex (STC) Phase 1 Terminal C at Orlando Inter-national Airport (MCO). The airport reports that the design team (Fentress Architects, HNTB and Schenkel Shultz) recently reached the 60% threshold, with only two design benchmarks remaining. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority […]

Westfield redevelops nine specialty retail shops at Orlando International Airport

  The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and Westfield have partnered to redevelop nearly 10,000 square feet of space at Orlando International Airport’s Main Terminal. The redeveloped area houses nine new retail destinations that include luxury and specialty retail, plus a 2,000+ square foot old-fashioned arcade. Westfield transformed six existing spaces into nine new concepts that […]

Second Shiseido activation in Hawaii with DFS

Interactive installation created by Bloommiami   Shiseido Travel Retail Americas has opened its second interactive activation for the Shiseido brand in the U.S., with an installation in Honolulu, Hawaii that was created by Bloommiami. The new installation is located inside the luxury T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii. The retail focused design and production agency, which also created […]

Canadian tourism arrivals hit 14-year high in 2016

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Canada welcomed 19,979,334 travelers in 2016—the highest number since 2002 and second highest ever. International arrivals increased by 16% in Destination Canada’s 10 overseas markets, and 10% in the US market, for an average of 11% growth across the board. “I’m excited to say that 2016 was a fantastic year for our tourism industry,” said […]

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