Over 6,700 of the most influential people in the duty free & travel retail community converged on Cannes on the French Cote d’Azur last month for the annual TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.
This global trade summit is a not-to-be-missed event in the industry’s calendar and even severe flooding in the city just prior to the event could not deter the 3,000 companies from sending their representatives to the event.
Erik Juul-Mortensen, TFWA President. “The fact that TFWA World Exhibition & Conference opened on schedule just two weeks after the appalling flooding in the city, with virtually all facilities laid on as planned, is thanks to the energy and commitment of our partners in the city.”
However, the fact that the overall attendance was actually two per cent lower than in 2014 is testament to the difficult trading conditions which prevail this year with various geopolitical and economic challenges impacting global travel, tourism and retail.
Fortunately for the 482 exhibiting companies which were showcasing their products on the 21,500m2 trade floor, the number of key buyer companies - duty free & travel retail operators and landlords of airports, airlines, ferry, cruise, border and downtown concerns – was actually four per cent above last year’s figure.
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El escenario de “Premios Tu Mundo” incluirá este año una electrizante gama de presentaciones que llevará a los televidentes el programa más cargado de emociones con las recientes vinculaciones de Nicky Jam, la nueva estrella de la música urbana latina; la cantante de pop-latino, Paulina Rubio; el cantautor y actor mexicano, hijo de Joan Sebastian, José Manuel Figueroa; y la popular cantante, compositora y actriz colombiana Fanny Lu. Además, las estrellas de TELEMUNDO, incluyendo a la querida juez de “Caso Cerrado”, Ana María Polo; el actor y cantante venezolano Gabriel Coronel; el co-presentador de “Un Nuevo Día”, Daniel Sarcos; la talentosa cantante y actriz mexicana, Litzy; y el ganador de la tercera temporada de “La Voz Kids”, Jonael Santiago, sorprenderán al público con una presentación musical muy especial. Ellos se unen a los anteriormente anunciados Yandel, Alejandra Guzman, Farruko, Lucero, Yuri, Olga Tañon, J Balvin, Jencarlos Canela, Victor Manuelle, Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga, Regulo Caro y Ky-Mani Marley. “Premios Tu Mundo” se transmitirá en vivo por TELEMUNDO el jueves, 20 de Agosto a las 8PM/7c, precedido por el especial “La Alfombra de Premios Tu Mundo” a las 7PM/6c desde el American Airlines Arena en Miami, Florida. Los boletos para asistir la premiación ya están a la venta a través de Ticketmaster.com.
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Pegasus Airlines makes its mark in the aviation sector again with a new video explaining flight safety rules in partnership with Disney Turkey. Marvel's best-known characters appealing to all ages, including Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Loki, Hawkeye and Odin, feature as flight safety rules are explained in an entertaining and fun way. The overriding message of the safety demo video is: 'Even if you're a superhero, flight safety rules are important for you'.
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On 6th May 2015, a delightfully different wedding took place. Two people who’d fallen in love after meeting on a Turkish Airlines flight returned, exactly one year later, to take their romance to another level.
When a beautiful Serbian actress, Vjera Mujović and Stefan Preis, an esteemed doctor from Germany boarded the same Turkish Airlines flight in May 2014, little did they know they’d be returning to the same spot for their wedding.
Having been seated next to each other on the TK 342 flight from Istanbul to Ulan Bator in Mongolia, the couple began chatting. It was kismet. They discovered shared values, thoughts and opinions, despite not only their different backgrounds but also their separate reasons for taking this trip. Before long, they were struck by Cupid’s arrow, and a year later, on 6th May 2015, they became husband and wife aboard the Turkish Airlines Belgrade-Istanbul flight on the same seats 5B and 5C, to be exact.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7527051-wedding-on-turkish-airlines-flight/
Starting today, Alaska Airlines customers can enjoy free* entertainment directly on their personal electronic devices. The new entertainment service, available today on 50 of Alaska’s 737 planes, will be available at no extra charge through Jan. 31, 2015. Alaska will equip nearly all of its all-Boeing fleet by April 2015.
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Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) introduced a modern new look to its iconic brand today at an event dedicated to its Employees. The airline proudly unveiled a new aircraft livery, named Heart, airport experience, and logo. The new look puts the airline’s Heart on display, showcasing the strength of the nearly 46,000 Employees Companywide—whose dedication can be felt by every Customer each time Southwest Airlines connects them to what’s important in their life.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7316751-southwest-airlines-unveils-new-heart-look-logo-livery-airport-experience/
Cast members from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Southwest Airlines and McCarran International Airport joined together today to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ historic Las Vegas arrival in 1964. In celebration of the band’s first and only visit, cast members from LOVE took the same route the Fab Four did 50 years ago by taking a Southwest flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas while travelers arriving from all over the globe were treated to surprise performances from the critically acclaimed show inside McCarran’s Terminal 1 baggage claim.
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Travelers are not only enjoying modern conveniences in the new terminal B connector at Boston Logan International Airport, they’re discovering a shopping and dining destination like no other. AIRMALL® Boston, the developer of the retail concessions program, has fashioned a splendid array of shops and eateries in United Airlines’ new connector. From local legends to farm house originals, the colorful additions showcase the bounty of the region.
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On December 4, 2013 a new Pulkovo Terminal 1 has started operating. Its total area exceeds 110,000 sq. m and it has a maximum capacity of 17 million passengers per year.
In the new terminal there are 88 check-in counters, 110 passport control booths, and 7 baggage belts, one of which can alternatively handle the luggage of passengers arriving by domestic or international flights. The terminal is equipped with jetways, 45 elevators, and 17 escalators. In compliance with the requirements of a barrier-free environment the terminal facilities are fully accessible for the people with disabilities.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64164-opening-of-a-new-pulkovo-terminal1
Transaero Airlines launched the Flight of Hope project to provide its passengers with an opportunity to participate in the mission of saving children’s lives.
Olga Pleshakova, Transaero Airlines CEO, said: “I’m convinced that business should be socially responsible, in other words, that it should have a human face. And if charitable giving in Russia evolves in such a way that someday passengers will book tickets on purpose for Flights of Hope that will be the highest recognition for the entire project.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64163-transaero-airlines-flight-of-hope-project
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and JFK International Air Terminal LLC (JFKIAT) today opened the new Terminal 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, part of a $1.4 billion redevelopment program at JFK.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55081-delta-port-authority-ny-nj-jfk-international-air-terminal-4-open
United Airlines today will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the airline’s Terminal C hub facility at Newark Liberty International Airport, one of the world’s most modern airport terminals and the cornerstone of the original and largest New York/New Jersey airline hub.
Travelers arriving and departing at Newark Liberty today will join United employees in an anniversary celebration between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the upper level United Airlines ticket counter, where customers will have opportunities to earn prizes, travel discounts and bonus MileagePlus miles, and see the airline’s new uniforms for the first time. The airline is also setting up a temporary exhibit during the two-hour period demonstrating how air travel has evolved since 1988.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/61756-united-airlines-unveils-new-look-for-25-years-at-newark-terminal-c