US$10 billion upgrade unveiled for New York JFK

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $10 billion plan to significantly upgrade and improve New York City’s JF Kennedy International airport. Addressing the Association for a Better New York on Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo presented a vision plan to transform JFK International Airport into an airport “equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.” Based […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 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. I must start this issue of TMI by sending our deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible shooting attack that took place at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport on Friday afternoon. Not only did it take […]

DANZKA Vodka goes Blue Chip: The travel retail favorite premium vodka sponsors exclusive FWA event at NASDAQ’s New York headquarters

The launch of DANZKA Vodka in the United States received a prominent boost this month, when the brand sponsored the annual charity holiday benefit for the prestigious Financial Women’s Association (FWA) in New York City on Dec. 5. There DANZKA held an exclusive tasting event with two DANZKA cocktails specially created for the occasion. The […]

Reports hint Mondelez could be acquired by Kraft Heinz

Is Mondelez going back to its Kraft roots? Bloomberg News and Ad Age, citing unnamed sources, reported this week that food company Kraft Heinz Co. is rumored to be taking over the confectionery company that once belonged to its Kraft side of the business. Shares of Mondelez International spiked as much as 12% last Wednesday after a […]

Erik Juul-Mortensen re-elected TFWA president

Erik Juul-Mortensen has been re-elected president of Tax Free World Association for a further year. The election, which took place during the quarterly meeting of the TFWA Management Committee on December 9, in Lisbon, was unanimous. Juul-Mortensen said: “This is an exciting time for the industry and for TFWA. In 2017, we will be progressing […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 23

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. DFA continues to open new airport venues across Brazil, the most recent being a 2,400 sq. foot duty free store in the departures area at Manaus International Airport, its second store of three planned […]

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 […]

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