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González Byass focuses on GTR

González Byass, the leading Spanish wine and spirits producer, has launched a new division to focus specifically on the international tax free sector.

Ban Ki-moon named head speaker at TFWA conference

Former United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon will be a head speaker at the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference on October in Cannes.

TFWA Asia Pacific show breaks all records

The TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition and Conference in Singapore recorded the largest number of visitors in its 22-year history.

Speakers at TFWA China’s Century Conference

TFWA has revealed its programme for the third TFWA China’s Century Conference, held in partnership with APTRA and officially hosted by Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport Co.

ASUTIL and IAADFS announce collaboration

The South American duty free association, Asociacion Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL), and the International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) have announced a new, collaborative partnership for their annual events.

GTR: the future’s digital

At a dinner on Monday night in Cannes during Tax Free World Association (TFWA) show week, Pernod Ricard chief executive, Alexandre Ricard emphasised the importance of the global travel retail sector to the company.

Dubai Duty Free wins CSR awards

Dubai Duty Free has won the Best CSR (corporate social responsibility) Practices and Best Community Action at the recent 6th Asia Best CSR Practices and Sustainability Excellence Awards held in Singapore.

David Miliband to speak at TFWA Cannes

Former UK foreign secretary David Miliband and once regarded as a future prime minister, is the keynote speaker at this year’s TFWA Cannes inaugurual conference.

Draught Heineken at 30,000 feet

Heineken, in partnership with Dutch airline KLM, has pioneered in-flight draught beer.

Strong attendance at TFWA Asia Pacific

Numbers were up at the  21st TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference, which took place last week in Singapore.

APTRA to allow associate members

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 GTME announces opening of The Singleton Sensorium

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. 

Consumers still think there is a price advantage from shopping at airports

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.

TFWA Cannes is nearly ready

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 and Edouard Garabedian link up

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 expands international team

Quintessential Brands has announced the expansion of its international commercial team with the appointment of three new drinks industry professionals.

TFWA Cannes: first-ever dedicated research workshop

The Tax Free World Association has announced its first-ever dedicated research workshop at its World Exhibition in Cannes on Wednesday October 21.

MEADFA speakers announced

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.

Former New York Mayor Giuliani to speak at TFWA Cannes

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.

Luton Airport appoints LS Travel Retail

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.

Farrer is md of Brown-Forman’s global travel retail

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 launches specialist travel retail unit

Edrington, owners of brands such as The Macallan, Famous Grouse and Snow Leopard, has announced the launch of Edrington European Travel Retail.

Kilbeggan 8YO Single Grain Irish Whiskey to launch

Beam Suntory has joined the single grain whisky category with the launch of Kilbeggan 8YO Single Grain Irish Whiskey.

West-facing baijiu brand arrives in US duty free

Bye Joe USA has launched its baijiu products to US travel retail.

Diageo GTME appoints Bajorat

Diageo has announced that Barbara Bajorat has been appointed regional director for Europe with Diageo Global Travel & Middle East.

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Exclusive Traveller’s Edition
Diageo launches Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Exclusive Traveller’s Edition

Diageo Global Travel has launched a limited edition Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Exclusive Traveller’s Edition. 

David Beckham comes to Cannes

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.

Maxxium Travel Retail to cease

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 unveils The Glenlivet Winchester Collection

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 unveils The Glenlivet Kymah

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has unveiled the latest of its limited edition Single Cask Editions – The Glenlivet Kymah.

New Johnnie Walker houses at Mumbai and Taipei

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.

APTRA rolls out responsible training at Singapore Changi

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.

Air France-KLM CEO to speak at TFWA Cannes

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 GTME announces two appointments

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) managing director Doug Bagley, has announced two senior appointments to his Singapore-based team.

TFWA Cannes confirms Colin Powell as keynote speaker

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.

Duty Free World Council is up and running

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 GTME launches new John Walker

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.

Colin Powell to speak at TFWA Cannes

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.

Plymouth gin in Heathrow T5

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

Johnnie Walker concept store in T4

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

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.

Walker and Dunhill come together

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’.

Friedman is Absolut’s new global travel retail director

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

Travel Retail up 9.4%

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.

Distell bolsters travel retail business

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

Travel Retail like Pernod’s “third strongest country”

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.

Absolut opens brand store in Malaysia

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

51 Rosé rolls out to travel retail

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

Brown-Forman travel retail appointments

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

Courvoiser Le Voyage de Napoleon
Courvoiser Le Voyage de Napoleon drops anchor

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.