SFO duty free tender draws strong interest

San Francisco International Airport has received significant interest from the duty free industry for the upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the International Terminal Duty Free and Luxury Stores Lease. Many of the leading duty free operators in the Americas, as well as several Asian and European groups, attended the informational conference held at […]

MONARQ takes on Compass Box Scotch

Alcoholic beverage distribution and marketing company MONARQ Group has added Compass Box Scotch Whisky to its spirits portfolio. As of April 1, MONARQ is representing the award-winning scotches in the Central and South America domestic and duty free markets, the Caribbean domestic and duty free market, and in U.S. duty free. MONARQ Managing Director/Owner Robert de Monchy […]

CLIA and MHA sign collaboration MOU

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and The Marine Hotel Association (MHA) have signed a Memorandum of Under-standing (MOU) to explore a collaboration between the two organizations. The collaboration would bring MHA into CLIA and offer one cohesive membership to cruise lines and suppliers within the cruise industry, utilizing MHA’s experience and resources within the marine […]

Craigellachie named the World’s Best Single Malt Whisky

John Dewar & Sons Ltd’s Craigellachie 31 Years Old has been awarded the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whiskies Awards 2017 presented by Whisky Magazine at an awards ceremony held at the Waldorf Hotel in London on March 30. “An esteemed panel of internationally recognized whisky experts deemed Craigellachie 31 Years Old as […]

Molton Brown reports 57% travel retail growth in 2016

Molton Brown reports a strong 57% increase in its travel retail business in 2016 and overall global growth of +9%. The London-based beauty company is known for its iconic collection of signature fragrances, bath and shower gels and home and hand care luxuries. The travel retail results are driven by both strong organic growth (+23%LFL), and the addition […]

Duty Free Partners opens MAC boutique in San Diego airport

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Miami-based Duty Free Partners officially opened a stand-alone MAC boutique in San Diego International Airport on April 4. The official ribbon-cutting was attended by airport and MAC executives, and DFP CEO Fabiano Vivacqua, and was broadcast by local news stations. The 400-sqf shop is located in Terminal 2, and is the airport’s only stand-alone high-end […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 36

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. Miami-based travel retail operator Duty Free Partners has opened a stand-alone MAC boutique at San Diego International Airport, the airport’s only stand-alone high-end cosmetic shop. Read more about DFP’s operations in San Diego, page 1.     […]

ARN awards best airport concessionaires

Among the many airports recognized by airport Revenue News at its annual conference in March, Pittsburgh International Airport’s AirMall was honored in Airport Revenue News’ (ARN) 2017 Best Airport & Concession Awards, with the award for “Best Management Team” for its concessions program in the small airport category. Miami-based airport travel company NewsLink was named […]

Mexicans flock to Canada while US visits decline

Mexicans are forsaking visits to the United States, many in favor of Canada where their money goes further and visa requirements have been scrapped, according to the latest data from industry booking analyst ForwardKeys.   While US President Trump has talked about building a wall on the Mexican border, Canada’s new policy of visa-free travel […]

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