2017: Year of the Bulldog

Look out for Bulldog gin in the Americas in 2017. This summer Bulldog created an Americas division, responsible for the development and execution of the brand’s commercial strategy in the US, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean, with a particular focus on the on-premise. And now the fastest growing premium gin in the world (IWSR) has […]

Shiseido launches first U.S. airport retail activation, LAX/TBIT showcase created by Bloom Miami

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The interactive installation debuted new lipstick formula, Rouge Rouge Shiseido has installed its first U.S. airport activation, a state-of-the-art showcase featuring Shiseido’s newest lipstick formula, Rouge Rouge, at the Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). The activation – which centers around the color red – was created and installed by retail focused […]

Staz Lindes named new YSL makeup ambassador

L’Oréal’s Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has named Staz Lindes as its new makeup ambassador. The 24-year-old rock guitarist, photographer and model is a “compelling woman empowered by her numerous talents” and “encapsulates the very essence of 21st century beauty,” said the company announcement. London-born Staz is the daughter of Dire Straits guitarist, Hal Lindes – […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 22

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. This week TMI features two in-depth exclusive interviews: one with Neutral CEO Enrique Urioste, and the other with legendary spirits industry executive Chester Brandes. Urioste, who operates the largest and oldest chain of duty free […]

WEBB and Banks Channel merging as WEBB Banks to focus on domestic Caribbean and Central business

Andy Consuegra’s World Equity Brand Builders (WEBB) continues to expand. Miami’s WEBB and Winston Salem’s Banks Channel have announced plans to merge their respective companies, with a mission to aggressively expand their spirits and wines distribution and marketing activities throughout the Caribbean, North Atlantic Islands and Central America. This merger of equals will be effective […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 21

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. Today’s issue covers industry developments from Canada to Brazil, with a heavy emphasis on airport news.     The Frontier Duty Free Association Convention that took place in Toronto in mid-November tackled several […]

Dufry executives meet with Brazilian president

High level executives from leading travel retail group Dufry recently met with Brazilian President Michel Temer, according to a report on President Temer’s BrazilGovNews website. A comment from Rio de Janeiro-based TR Retail & Operations Consultant Marcos Reis noted that topics under discussion may have ranged from duty free border shops and duty free allowances […]

LINDT and Dufry join forces for an exclusive launch

LINDT & Sprüngli is teaming up with Dufry for the exclusive launch of a new and exclusive Stracciatella flavor especially developed for Dufry. The new flavor will be available in two bestselling ranges: LINDOR balls with Heavenly Lindor and LINDT’s individually-wrapped assorted Napolitains with Heavenly Naps. This is the first global Dufry campaign by LINDT. These exclusive […]

Martin Eurnekian takes top post at ACI-LAC

  Martin Eurnekian, executive director of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000) and its holding company Corporacion America, was unanimously elected as the new chairman of ACI – LAC (Airports Council International – Latin American & Caribbean) at the council’s 25th annual conference held last week in Brasilia. ACI-LAC is the airport association that represents more than 260 […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 20

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. UNWTO- the United Nations World Tourism Organization – has tracked nearly one billion international tourists in the first nine months of 2016, 34 million more than in the same period of 2015. See […]

Rituals targets Americas Travel Retail for coming year, expands product offer with Luxury Home Products Collection

Coming off of a very successful expansion in all travel retail channels in Europe over the past two years, Dutch bath & body lifestyles brand Rituals is targeting the travel retail channel in the Americas and the Middle East in 2017. Speaking with TMI’s Lois Pasternak in Cannes, Rituals Cosmetics Director of Wholesale, Neil Ebbutt, says that the eastern-inspired, […]

IATA: Strong passenger demand resumes in September

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global passenger traffic grew 7% in September compared to the same month in 2015. This was the strongest year-over-year increase in seven months. Capacity climbed 6.6% and load factor edged up 0.3 percentage points to 81.1%. Growth in domestic traffic slightly outpaced growth in international traffic.   International […]

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