Diageo has released the second blend in the Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club range, which is a duty free exclusive.

Highland Park last night (February 22) unveiled The Warrior Series, which will comprise a range of six single malt whiskies.

The Macallan and the French crystal brand, Lalique have launched a a new presentation for The Macallan which is exclusive to a select number of duty free and travel retail outlets in Asia.

TFWA Asia Pacific new venue

08 February, 2013

The Tax Free world Association (TFWA) has announced a new venue for the 2013 TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition in Singapore.

SPI has announced that its Stolichnaya flavoured variants, Stoli Hot and Stoli Sticki have been listed by Dufry Do Brazil, the largest travel retail distributor in Latin America.

Glenfarclas is to launch an 18-year old single malt to global travel retail.

Jack Daniel’s has launched its first installation of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select’s 'The Sinatra Experience' in Las Vegas airport.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced its intention to build its presence as a leader in the global travel retail (GTR) sector.

Le Clos, Dubai International's fine wines and luxury spirits duty free outlet,  has announced the winner of the Bordeaux Big Eight promotion which marked the fourth anniversary of the first store opening in Dubai.

Diageo has unveiled formally its latest Johnnie Walker expression: The Spice Road, which is only available in duty free stores.

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail has rolled out St-Rémy à la Crème to travel retail.

Rémy launches Cointreau Noir

07 November, 2012

Rémy Cointreau is to launch Cointreau Noir in travel retail.

Diageo unveiled the first whiskies of its Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection at TFWA Cannes yesterday.

New travel retail exclusive editions of The Balvenie, Laphroaig, Brugal and Cointreau were unveiled at Cannes yesterday (Tuesday October 23).

Brown-Forman has launched Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select to global travel retail.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail was named Supreme Champion of the Travel Retail Awards yesterday at TFWA Cannes, after its brands scooped four gongs.

Pernod Ricard launched Absolut Exposure last night at an event at TFWA Cannes.

Beam has announced the 2013 launch of Courvoisier Le Voyage de Napoleon, an exclusive travel retail range of cognacs.

For the first time Asia-Pacific is the largest duty free/travel retail region in the world, having overtaken Europe, says the president of TFWA.

Patrón the ultra-premium tequila will soon be available at Tokyo Narita, and other major airports in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) have announced the line-up of speakers for the conference in Beijing from March 5 to 7, 2013.

Passengers travelling through terminal 3 atTorontoAirportcan register to win a 2012 Indian Chief Classic motorcycle, courtesy of Jack Daniel’s and Nuance.

TFWA appoints Rimmer

03 October, 2012

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) has made John Rimmer its new conference, research and external affairs director.

India: Beam launches cognac

13 September, 2012

Beam has launched its Courvoisier age statement cognac collection in India at Delhi Duty Free Services.

The Martell XO Architect Edition by Christian de Portzamparc will debut in Hong Kong International Airport this month.

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) have released the programme for the 2012 MEDFA Conference.

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail has opened two permanent bars branded to Havana Club and Malibu onboard the Danish cruise ship Birka Paradise.

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.

House of Metaxa and Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail have combined to launch a limited edition Metaxa 5 Stars, exclusively to Hellenic Duty Free Shops (HDFS).

Morrison Bowmore Distillers has launched a travel retail-exclusive Glen Garioch single malt whisky.

The Dalmore was the fastest-growing single malt whisky brand by value among the 10 largest malt brands in duty free and travel retail in 2011, according to figures released by the International Wine & Spirit Research (IWSR).

Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright is to speak at the TFWA opening conference in Cannes.

Diageo is rolling out the travel retail launch of Johnnie Walker Blue Label - The Casks Edition.

World Duty Free Group, William Grant & Sons Travel Retail and Heathrow airport have collaborated to produce a UK travel retail exclusive Glenfiddich vintage to celebrate 2012.

André de Almeida, currently at The Edrington Group where he is area director with responsibility for the Middle East & Turkey, domestic & duty free, as well as The Americas duty free business, joins William Grant as European travel retail director.

Diageo Global Travel & Middle East (GTME) has reported that successful in-store promotions and product innovation have led to a strong start to 2012 in Asian duty-free.  

The European Travel Retail Council (ETRC) has welcomed the European Parliament’s recent motion to stop budget airlines charging passengers for carrying more than one bag in their hand luggage.  

Whyte & Mackay has released a collection of The Dalmore single malt vintage whiskies to duty free.

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) has announced that it is to hold a conference in China in March 2013 in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA).

Beam will enter Jim Beam Devil’s Cut into European travel retail this month following its debut in the US last year.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has appointed Mike Birch to the role of managing director.

Maxxium Travel Retail (MTR) is raising the profile of Courvoisier and aiming to demystify the cognac category with its multi-sensory experience, ‘Le Nez de Courvoisier’ in the World Duty Free store at London Heathrow Terminal 5. 

Travel Retail operator World of Patria International has reached agreement with Chase Distillery to offer its range of spirits and liqueurs.

The Edrington Group has launched a limited edition of its Cutty Sark 25 Year Old to global travel retail.

Altia buys Xanté

23 January, 2012

Altia Plc is buying the Xanté Company and the Xanté spirits brand from the Swedish Tilander family.

Camus Wines & Spirits is set to unveil a new look for its Calvados Berneroy range in global duty free.

The world’s single largest travel retailer, Dubai Duty Free, has said a rise in the number of Chinese passengers is one of the main factors behind a strong 17% increase in liquor sales over the first nine months of 2011.

Two Kiwi breweries have fallen out over which was the first to enter the New Zealand duty free market.

Rémy Cointreau has created a limited edition bottle for its Cointreau orange liqueur brand, especially for Dubai Duty Free.

Drambuie’s premium expression Drambuie 15 is to be offered onboard all British Airways routes from December. 

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