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Habanos announces new Development Vice President

Jun 20 | Corporación Habanos S.A. has just announced a new appointment. Mr. José María López Inchaurbe as Development Vice President, replacing Mr. Javier Terrés de Ercilla in the position. more >>

Habanos announces new Development Vice President
 

US changes on Cuba policy may impact duty free and travel retail industry

Jun 20 | US President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse Cuba policies put into place by former President Barack Obama may impact duty free and travel retail industry operations in that Caribbean island nation by cutting back on the number of Americans able to travel there. more >>

US changes on Cuba policy may impact duty free and travel retail industry
 

Hudson Group opens six stores at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in new venture

Jun 20 | Dufry-owned Hudson Group has announced six new stores at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas – the company’s first-ever outlets in a resort. more >>

Hudson Group opens six stores at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in new venture
 

Land border sales in Canada show strong growth for April

Jun 13 | After a difficult first quarter, the FDFA reports that national land border sales soared up in April. At $11.5 million, this is a 22% increase in sales compared to April 2016. more >>

Land border sales in Canada show strong growth for April
 

Port of Seattle announces winning bids featuring featuring local food, designers and manufacturers

Jun 13 | The Port of Seattle is announcing new dining and retail concepts that were selected in a competitive bidding process for locations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport more >>

Port of Seattle announces winning bids featuring featuring local food, designers and manufacturers
 

Importations Guay’s Justin Guay talks of partnership with Streethearts charity to aid needy Haitians

Jun 9 | Justin Guay, of Canadian retailer Importations Guay, has spoken of his partnership with Streethearts, a street youth shelter that aids young Haitians in need. more >>

Importations Guay’s Justin Guay talks of partnership with Streethearts charity to aid needy Haitians
 

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Marc McArthur wins Global Travel final and competition semi-final; will head to Mexico City for WORLD CLASS final

Jun 22 | Marc McArthur, of Norwegian Cruise Line, has been crowned DIAGEO Global Travel’s best bartender in an exciting final at DIAGEO 396 Bar in Miami. more >>

Marc McArthur wins Global Travel final and competition semi-final; will head to Mexico City for WORLD CLASS final
 

Bartenders cruise through to next round of Diageo World Class competition

Jun 19 | Diageo Global Travel has named the final three cruiseline bartenders who will compete in Diageo’s World Class Bartender of the Year semi-final on June 20. more >>

Bartenders cruise through to next round of Diageo World Class competition
 

Crislu partners with designer on vintage-inspired occasion jewelry and accessories

Jun 19 | Crislu, the 55-year-old jewelry brand known for its classic cubic zirconia designs, has unveiled a new bridal/occasionwear line created in collaboration with renowned jewelry designer Andrew Prince. more >>

Crislu partners with designer on vintage-inspired occasion jewelry and accessories
 

Talented Norwegian Cruise Line barman reaches semi-finals of Bacardi’s top cocktail competition

Jun 9 | Wade Cleophas from Norwegian Cruise Line, the winner of the 2017 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year, has gone on to reach the semi-finals of the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition. more >>

Talented Norwegian Cruise Line barman reaches semi-finals of Bacardi’s top cocktail competition
 

AVO cigar now available in a format for traveling aficionados to enjoy

Jun 9 | AVO Cigars has launched a square box-pressed tubo version of its globally acclaimed 93-rated AVO Syncro Nicaragua Toro cigar. more >>

AVO cigar now available in a format for traveling aficionados to enjoy
 

Edrington acquires Webb’s interest in travel retail joint venture

Jun 6 | Edrington and Webb have agreed to terms that will see Edrington assume full ownership of its travel retail business in the Americas. more >>

Edrington acquires Webb’s interest in travel retail joint venture