Tito’s celebrates 4th of July around the world

Tito’s International celebrated the 4th of July by partnering with U.S. embassies and on-trade custom around the world for themed festivities where Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktails were served. In honor of the U.S. Independence Day, the company released the premium Texan vodka in  limited edition red, white and blue burlap bags in the travel retail channel. The bags, which pay homage to the American flag, became […]

TFWA announces a Digital focus for 2017 Cannes workshops

The workshop program for this year’s TFWA World Exhibition & Conference in Cannes will focus heavily on the impact and potential of new technology. The workshop themes also mark the launch of TFWA’s new exhibition TFWA DIGITAL VILLAGE, which will run parallel to the long-standing industry event. The workshops kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 3, with a […]

UNWTO: Strong tourism results in the first part of 2017

 International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 6% in January-April of 2017 compared to the same period last year, with business confidence reaching its highest levels in a decade, reports UNWTO. Sustained growth in most major destinations and a steady rebound in others drove results. Prospects for May-August 2017 remain high, says the agency. Destinations worldwide […]

Dufry supports UN´s Sustainable Development Goals awareness campaign

Dufry is supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals awareness campaign through more than 80 airports in five continents. Following successful trials at Geneva, Zurich and Heathrow airports late last year, Dufry has reached agreement with the United Nations in Geneva to continue to raise awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as part of a campaign […]

Airmall USA begins “new chapter” with name change to Fraport USA

Airport retail developer Airmall USA, celebrating 25 years in business in North America, is changing its corporate name to Fraport USA, effective immediately. Fraport USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, the global airport company based in Frankfurt, Germany. Fraport acquired 100% of U.S-based AMU Holdings Inc – owners of Airmall […]

DFASS names former Nuance head Roberto Graziani as Executive Vice Chairman

Miami-based DFASS Group has announced the appointment of Roberto Graziani as Executive Vice Chairman.        The respected travel retail executive headed Nuance Group as president and 2004 and 2014, when Nuance was sold to Dufry. He then joined Korean travel retailer Shilla Group in March 2015, after Shilla announced it was acquiring a minority share in DFASS. Graziani was brought […]

International travel to the U.S. falls in December, full year 2016

International travel to the United States fell by 5% in December 2016, reports the U.S. Department of Commerce in its latest analysis from the National Travel and Tourism Office. Six million international visitors traveled to the U.S. last December, down slightly (-294,733 visitors) from December 2015. In December 2016 the top inbound markets continued to be Canada […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 46

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. To begin, congratulations to our friends at PPI Group, custom publishers and producer of Porthole Cruise Magazine, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. To mark the milestone, the Group has set […]

Cuba – US airlift takes a knock after early promise

The rapid development in seat capacity between the US and Cuba following an Obama-led revival in relations has gone into reverse according to travel retail analyst, research and category expert Counter Intelligence Retail – and Donald Trump’s latest policy intervention is not going to help. High hopes of US duty free and travel retailers expecting […]

Desigual and Dufry open two locations in RIOgaleão–Tom Jobim International Airport

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  Barcelona-based fashion brand Desigual has opened two new locations with Dufry Group at RIOgaleão– Tom Jobim International Airport Terminal 2 (International departures). This is the second airport in Brazil for the Desigual-Dufry partnership, expanding a two-year presence in both standalone store and multi-brand shop-in-shop formats at Sao Paolo Guarulhos Airport. In Rio, a permanent 23 […]

Sarah Branquinho re-elected to lead ETRC in critical year

Sarah Branquinho has been unanimously re-elected as President of the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) at the Annual General Meeting at the end of June. In an official statement, Branquinho said: “I am honored to be re-elected to serve another year as President of ETRC. Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the industry and with […]

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