Numbers were up at the 21st TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, which took place last week in Singapore.
The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has announced that it is to extend membership to companies which can offer services of value to member companies and to the industry as a whole.
Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the opening of the first The Singleton Sensorium in Travel Retail in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport.
New research commissioned by the Tax Free World Association, the lead trade body for the global travel retail/duty free sector, claims that more than half of passengers (53%) believe that there is a price advantage to be gained by shopping at the airport.
The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) says its executive team is now in Cannes supervising the final preparations for the exhibition which will be staged from October 18-23.
MMI, the leading alcoholic beverage distributor across the Gulf and Indian Ocean and Edouard Garabedian, the major independent alcoholic beverage distributor in Ethiopia, have announced a strategic partnership.
Quintessential Brands has announced the expansion of its international commercial team with the appointment of three new drinks industry professionals.
The Tax Free World Association has announced its first-ever dedicated research workshop at its World Exhibition in Cannes on Wednesday October 21.
The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association has announced that the 2015 MEADFA conference will take place on November 23 and 24 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre at the Dead Sea in Jordan.
The Tax Free World Association has announced that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be the headline speaker at its inaugural conference prior to its annual Cannes exhibition opening.
London Luton Airport (LLA) has announced that LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland has won the tender to operate a new 1,700 sq m flagship tax and duty free store at the airport.
Brown-Forman has announced that Marshall Farrer, described as a “veteran employee” with various domestic, international, and global roles in sales and marketing, is its global travel retail team’s new managing director.
Edrington, owners of brands such as The Macallan, Famous Grouse and Snow Leopard, has announced the launch of Edrington European Travel Retail.
Beam Suntory has joined the single grain whisky category with the launch of Kilbeggan 8YO Single Grain Irish Whiskey.
Bye Joe USA has launched its baijiu products to US travel retail.
Diageo has announced that Barbara Bajorat has been appointed regional director for Europe with Diageo Global Travel & Middle East.
Diageo Global Travel has launched a limited edition Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Exclusive Traveller’s Edition.
Football legend and global fashion icon, David Beckham, was in Cannes last Tuesday (October 28) for the the TFWA exhibition to promote Diageo’s new single grain scotch whisky, Haig Club.
Edrington and Beam Suntory have announced that they are ending their Maxxium Travel Retail joint venture with effect from April 1, 2015.
Pernod Ricard Travel Retail has introduced the first collection of rare 50 Year Old single malt scotch whiskies from The Glenlivet Winchester Collection.
Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has unveiled the latest of its limited edition Single Cask Editions – The Glenlivet Kymah.
Diageo Global Travel has announced the opening of two Johnnie Walker House retail showcase stores in travel retail – one in Mumbai, India and another in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has embarked on a new Responsible Retail Training Programme (RRTP) for DFS staff in stores at Singapore Changi airport.
The Tax Free World Association has announced Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac will speak at the opening conference of its Cannes exhibition in October.
Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) managing director Doug Bagley, has announced two senior appointments to his Singapore-based team.
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.
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).
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.
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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.
Glenfarclas is to launch an 18-year old single malt to global travel retail.