Brown-Forman Corporation has announced an agreement to purchase the Gin Mare brands from Vantguard and MG Destilerías in Spain. Gin Mare is an ultra-premium Spanish gin with a Mediterranean-inspired recipe of botanicals, including Arbequina olives, thyme, rosemary, and basil. Gin Mare Capri, which also features Italian bergamot and lemons, was introduced last year. Brown-Forman President […]

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Korean Air will resume “transit exclusive domestic flights” between Busan Gimhae International Airport and Seoul Incheon International Airport from September 30 after being suspended for two and half years due to the pandemic. The airline will use Boeing 737-8s on two daily flights (KE1402, KE1408) that will depart from Busan at 7:00 am and 3:25 […]

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Ryanair, Europe’s no.1 airline for low fares, choice, reliability, and customer service, today opened applications to join its Customer Panel and help improve Ryanair’s customer experience. Following two hugely successful Customer Panel events this year, Ryanair is now looking to expand its Customer Panel to gather more feedback, recommendations and insights from its valued customers. […]

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Mondelez World Travel Retail (WTR) has relaunched Milka with a new recipe, brand identity and travel campaign. The rebrand is the result of three years of development and engagement with over 3,000 customers. Milka’s new recipe now includes more cocoa, blended with Alpine milk. Tenderness is a key theme for the rebrand. Milka’s packaging has […]

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Confectionery company Walker’s Shortbread is returning to this year’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes (2-6 October) after a nine-year break. The brand is revealing a new look alongside its World of Walker’s campaign and travel retail portfolio in the Blue Village [G4]. The Scottish biscuit manufacturer is bringing the World of Walker’s campaign to life […]

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Malaysia Airlines marked another milestone in its network expansion plan by introducing a new direct flight between Kota Kinabalu and Singapore which commenced operations on 27 August 2022. The inaugural flight was commemorated with a welcome ceremony for passengers who arrived at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) at 12:25pm local time via flight MH648 from […]

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CHINA. An early reopening of duty free stores in Sanya now seems increasingly like as new locally transmitted COVID-19 case numbers continue to tumble. With the vital Golden Week holiday period now just around the corner, getting the stores open is of critical importance to travel retailers and their brand partners. As reported, the stores […]

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AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has completed the first phase of its revamped luxury precinct with the opening of a stellar array of brands across a 2,700sq m streetscape in the international Terminal 1. Burberry, Bvlgari, Hermès, Moncler, Rolex and Saint Laurent are joined by Sydney Airport debutantes Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Loewe, Prada and Saint Laurent. The […]

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PORTUGAL. Portugal Duty Free, a partnership between ANA/VINCI Airports and Aer Rianta International (ARI), has appointed Alain Brun as Chief Executive Officer. Brun, who took up his position on 22 August, is a highly experienced travel sector executive having most recently been Chief Executive Officer for Cambodia Airports from August 2019. Earlier he spent four years […]

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Emirates reignites the passion for travel and sports as Official Airline of US Open For the eleventh consecutive year, Emirates is returning as Official Airline of the US Open Tennis Championships, running from 29 August through 11 September. The world’s largest international airline continues to utilise its global reach to bring tennis fans around the […]

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Following in the footsteps of iconic film and TV personalities Jennifer Aniston, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Clarkson, Emirates latest brand ambassador Gerry the Goose is inviting customers to take a gander at the benefits and services of the world’s largest international airline, and choose to ‘Fly Better’ From September, the global ad campaign will be […]

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NORWAY. Intelligent Track Systems (ITS), in collaboration with Blueprint, Avinor and Travel Retail Norway, has launched its ‘smart’ shopping trolleys programme at Oslo Gardermoen Airport. “It is a best-in-class partnership, a true testimony towards what can be accomplished when we all team up during these unprecedented times” – Blueprint Partner Thomas Kaneko Henningsen Through the […]

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JAPAN. Kansai Airports yesterday announced that Kansai International Airport Terminal 1’s new domestic area, which is currently under renovation, will open on 26 October. The revamped domestic zone will include a much-expanded commercial area, notable for six outlets (four restaurants and two stores) that feature a rich Kansai flavour. A domestic lounge will also open. […]

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INDIA. Airport retailer Mumbai Duty Free (MDF) has concluded an innovative promotional partnership with urban air mobility platform BLADE Chopper Services at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Terminal 2, Mumbai. The exclusive campaign offered MDF shoppers a -15% discount on all chopper rides within India. Lucky draw winners won a free helicopter ride on any […]

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AUSTRALIA. Penfolds has launched two new limited editions at Melbourne Airport, in partnership with Dufry, as part of the wine brand’s ‘Venture Beyond’ campaign. These include the Venture Beyond Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz Rocket Tin and Bin 28 Shiraz Crater Tin, available via a dedicated Penfolds activation during August. Earlier this year, Penfolds announced it […]

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Overwhelming passenger numbers caused chaos for airlines as pandemic travel restrictions were lifted earlier this year. With delays, cancellations and missing luggage, one in three UK travellers have experienced disruption this summer. But while some airlines are having to cut their schedules due to staff shortages and deal with strikes over working conditions, there are […]

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In conjunction with the National Month celebrations, Malaysia Airlines is pleased to offer up to 31% off on all its fare categories to all domestic and selected international destinations effective immediately until 29 August 2022 for travel up to 12 April 2023 In addition to significant airfare discounts, customers can enjoy a fuss-free vacation when […]

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Cathay Pacific is taking the lead in aviation’s sustainability efforts in Asia with the extension of Fly Greener to its air cargo services. Fly Greener is a carbon-offset programme powered by an integrated carbon emissions calculator, as part of the airline’s commitment to tackling climate change by achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The new […]

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