General Colin Powell, 35-year veteran of the US Army, former Secretary of State and chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker at the Tax Free World Association’s (TFWA) opening conference on Monday October 27.

The Duty Free World Council have held a board meeting during the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore to review progress and establish priorities and projects for the year ahead.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the launch of the John Walker & Sons Private Collection by Walker's master blender Jim Beveridge.

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell will speak at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes this year, the travel retail association announced today at a press briefing in London.

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has unveiled its largest travel retail activation to date in Heathrow Terminal 5, featuring its artisanal gin brand Plymouth.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) and the World Duty Free Group have opened an “exclusive concept store” in the departures concourse of London Heathrow Terminal 4, for Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Selection, a major global marketing initiative that GTME says represents one of Diageo’s most significant investments in travel retail.

TFWA to stay in Cannes

17 February, 2014

Travel retail trade show TFWA World Exhibition & Conference is to stay at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, France for at least the next three years.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Diageo’s best selling blended Scotch whisky brand and Alfred Dunhill have joined forces to create the ‘Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Alfred Dunhill Travel Retail exclusive gift pack’.

Pernod Ricard has announced the appointment of Doron Friedman as director global travel retail at The Absolut Company (TAC).

Travel Retail up 9.4%

22 October, 2013

Global travel retail sales are up 9.4% to US55.8 billion, according to the president of the Tax Free World Association president, Erik Juul-Mortensen.

South African drinks company Distell has moved its Asia Pacific MD to head up its duty free business.

Pernod Ricard’s furture leader Alexandre Ricard has told the drinks trade the group's travel retail business is strong enough to be one of its top national markets.

Vodka brand Absolut has opened its first 'brand store' at Kuala Lumpur International airport.

Pernod Ricard has rolled out the rosé anise-based drink, 51 Rosé, to French travel retail.

Brown-Forman’s Global Travel Retail, India, Middle East & Africa (GTR IMEA) region has announced several new appointments.

The Bacardi Global Travel Retail Division has announced three director-level appointments in a bid to “create a leadership team with a wealth of experience and global expertise”.

Brown-Forman Duty Free has announced the appointments  of Pierre-Hubert Plessis, Susanna Leslie and Hannah Lyons, effective immediately.

International Beverage Holdings will unveil the 1995 vintage of Balblair single malt scotch whisky at TFWA Asia Pacific.

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has launched gin brand, Larios 12, to Spanish travel retail.

Beam and Maxxium Travel Retail are poised to unveil the new Courvoiser range, Le Voyage de Napoleon, at London Heathrow ahead of a European roll out in April.

The European Commission has postponed next year’s deadline to lift EU airport security restrictions on air passengers carrying liquids, aerosol and gels (LAGs) in their hand luggage.

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail has opened two permanent bars branded to Havana Club and Malibu onboard the Danish cruise ship Birka Paradise.

Special report: Cannes day 1

20 September, 2011

Drinks International is at the TFWA in Cannes and will be bringing daily videos to drinksint.com. Click the link for the first installment. 

William Grant & Sons Global Travel Retail has partnered with travel retailer DFS Group to release a 50-year old, $17,000 bottle of Glenfiddich at Los Angeles International Airport.

Drinks International is pleased to announce that beer group ABInbev has joined Prosecco brand Follador as sponsors of this year's Travel Retail Awards.

Sparkling wine brand Follador has launched its premium range of Proseccos to travel retail.

The Dalmore was the fastest-growing single malt whisky brand by value among the 10 largest malt brands in duty free and travel retail in 2011, according to figures released by the International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR).

Cognac house Martell has announced it will unveil the first expression of its Millésimes Collection in Asian duty free on November 23.

The European Travel Retail Council (ETRC) has welcomed the European Parliament’s recent motion to stop budget airlines charging passengers for carrying more than one bag in their hand luggage.  

Pernod Ricard has unveiled Absolut Gustafson at the TFWA in Cannes, a new limited edition for global travel retail.

Brown-Forman Duty Free has made four senior-level appointments, effective immediately.

Malaysia: Ian Macleod Distillers has set a new sales record for the company and the Malaysian Travel Retail industry.

Special report: Cannes day 3

22 September, 2011

Drinks International is at the TFWA in Cannes to bring daily videos of the action. Click the link for the third installment.

Maxxium Travel Retail’s sales grew by 11% last year, outpacing European travel retail growth of 8%, according to findings by International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR).

US: Brugal rum brand-owner the Edrington Group, their distributors Rémy Cointreau Travel Retail Americas and retailer International Shoppes have combined forces to promote travel retail exclusive Brugal Extra Viejo Reserva and Brugal Añejo Reserva - starting in New York JFK.

Glenfarclas is to launch an 18-year old single malt to global travel retail.

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail has rolled out St-Rémy à la Crème to travel retail.

Rémy launches Cointreau Noir

07 November, 2012

Rémy Cointreau is to launch Cointreau Noir in travel retail.

Diageo unveiled the first whiskies of its Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection at TFWA Cannes yesterday.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail was named Supreme Champion of the Travel Retail Awards yesterday at TFWA Cannes, after its brands scooped four gongs.

Brown-Forman has launched Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select to global travel retail.

New travel retail exclusive editions of The Balvenie, Laphroaig, Brugal and Cointreau were unveiled at Cannes yesterday (Tuesday October 23).

Beam has announced the 2013 launch of Courvoisier Le Voyage de Napoleon, an exclusive travel retail range of cognacs.

Pernod Ricard launched Absolut Exposure last night at an event at TFWA Cannes.

For the first time Asia-Pacific is the largest duty free/travel retail region in the world, having overtaken Europe, says the president of TFWA.

India: Beam launches cognac

13 September, 2012

Beam has launched its Courvoisier age statement cognac collection in India at Delhi Duty Free Services.

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) have released the programme for the 2012 MEDFA Conference.

Morrison Bowmore Distillers has launched a travel retail-exclusive Glen Garioch single malt whisky.

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright is to speak at the TFWA opening conference in Cannes.

Diageo is rolling out the travel retail launch of Johnnie Walker Blue Label - The Casks Edition.

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Private Collection on parade

Another one of those low key informal briefings this time revolving around the new Johnnie Walker expression: John Walker Private Collection 2014.

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