Duty Free Americas – now second largest TR retailer in Brazil – opens store in São Paulo-Congonhas Airport


Duty Free Americas (DFA), which says it is now the second largest travel retailer in Brazil, announced today the opening of a 9,500 square foot travel retail store at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport. DFA will operate the store under a 10-year concession with Infraero, the Brazilian government corporation responsible for managing Brazil’s major airports. São Paulo-Congonhas is a […]

Mercosur members clash over Venezuela presidency

The founding members of South American trade block Mercosur are embroiled in a serious controversy entailing the presidency of the group. Mercosur operates on a rotating presidency and at the end of July when Uruguay completed its six-month Mercosur presidency, Venezuela was slated to assume the post. However, Brazil. Argentina and Paraguay are strenuously challenging the […]

Flemingo leaves Asuncion

Duty free retailer Flemingo has sold its Asuncion departure and arrival stores in Paraguay. TMI understands that the stores have been sold to GDF, a Georgian border shop operator. Flemingo won a 4 year contract to operate the stores in the renovated international wing of Paraguay’s leading international gateway at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport in July 2014.

Corporacion America eyes NYSE listing

Reuters has announced that Argentine billionaire Eduardo Eurnekian is considering listing his Corporacion America in a $1 billion listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Corporacion America, a holding company for businesses ranging from infrastructure to technology, includes Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, which operates 33 airports around the country, including Buenos Aires’ main international airport, Ezeiza, […]

State of the Asia cruise Industry: no signs of slowing down

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the findings of the new, comprehensive 2016 Asia Cruise Trends study. The data reveals the cruise industry in Asia is growing at a record pace and shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, Asian source markets experienced the most growth year over year in ocean cruise passengers with an impressive […]

Dufry welcomes new world class shopping at Lima Duty Free


From the multi-colored striped lights of the MAC boutique that beckon to travelers passing through immigration, to the specially curated selection of products for transit passengers at the far side of the store, Dufry’s $7 million renovation of the Lima Duty Free stores at Jorge Chavez International airport in Peru is a world class addition […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 10

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 special issue of Travel Markets Insider reveals Dufry‘s stunning new Lima Duty Free stores which were inaugurated at Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport on August 8. Lima Duty Free is the latest addition to Dufry’s […]

US international visitation breaks growth streak

The five-month growth streak of increases in international visitor arrivals to the United States was broken in February, when 4.9 million international visitors were recorded, down by -0.3% from February 2015, according to the US Department of Commerce This follows the moderated growth reported in January. For the first two months of 2016, international visits (10.4 million) […]

IATA: Passenger demand losing momentum in June

Global passenger traffic for June rose by 5.2% compared to the same year-ago period, up slightly from the 4.8% in-crease recorded from revised figures in May, reports the International Air Transport Association (IATA). However, IATA notes that the upward trend in seasonally-adjusted traffic has moderated since January. International passenger demand rose 5.0% in the month […]

Toronto Pearson airport opens new Terminal 3 retail space

  On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Toronto Pearson International Airport officially opened a 50,000 square foot space in Terminal 3 for passengers to “eat, shop, relax and recharge.” The new revitalized space marks the next step in the evolution of Terminal 3, and features shops and restaurants from HMSHost, OTG, Dufry Duty-Free and Paradies Lagardère Travel Retail said the […]

Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 9

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link. HMSHost made news last week with the announcement that the travel food & beverage specialist was returning to the airport retail business, and was doing so by acquiring the award-winning Stellar Partners. HMSHost […]

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