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Something sweet to gift and eat

The Hershey Company introduces its newest arrival — the World Traveler Collection. The line of gift boxes is exclusive to travel retail and features unique assortments of its global brands: Kisses, Hershey’s, and Reese’s. This new collection delivers against the gifting occasion, which is the largest confectionery category for world travel retail and accounts for approximately 46 percent of purchases (CIR Study 2016).

“Global travelers are looking for unique gifting solutions, and our new World Traveler Collection has great appeal for families and friends,” said Steve Bentz, Director of World Travel Retail at The Hershey Company. “In addition, consumers like the attractive design that combines a purposeful travel thematic and unique product assortment, along with convenient packaging for travelers.”

Waldemar Behn introduces DANZKA the Spirit

Attendees at the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas will witness the American premiere of DANZKA the Spirit. The super premium vodka, which is exclusive to travel retail, is a collaboration of the highest distilling arts and Scandinavian design traditions. The new brand is presented in a matte black, sleek, modern evolution of the classic aluminum bottle that cools five times faster and adds more protection, making it one of the world’s greatest vodkas for safe handling and travel.

Venezuelan rum brand continues its expansion

At the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, Diplomático Rum can be found offering a taste of their full range of exceptional premium-and-above Venezuelan rums. The award-winning brand now is present in more than 20 major airports around the world after a successful launch in the duty free channel last year. This includes Paris, Prague, Rome, Miami, and Panama-Tucumen.

Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, the Diplomático Distillery began producing top-quality spirits in 1959 by combining traditional methods with modern technology. One of Diplomático Rum’s goals in 2017 is to double their duty free distribution with a hope to be in at least 40 airports by the end of this year.

High-quality gift ties to a great cause

New to the Duty Free Trademarket this year, Antonio Stefano will show off its high-quality, handmade, fine Italian silk ties. The ties are the perfect last-minute gift idea for duty free stores, and almost half of the company’s profits will be donated to organizations that support abused and abandoned dogs.

Antonio Stefano is the first company to offer its unique designs in three sizes, perfect for any country’s style standards: a standard 58-inch, shorter 55-inch, and longer 64-inch are available. The ties are handmade in Lake Como, just outside Milan. The regular product line offers 20 ties in retail price from $69 to $225, and custom orders are available in any size, with a minimum quantity of 1,000.

Experience a gold medal craft honey cognac

The Abécassis family is above all a family of explorers and taste enthusiasts. Today, Domaines Francis Abécassis is one of the largest independent cognac producers, with 220 acres of vines. Cellar Master Christian Guérin has created ABK6 Honey, a subtle and refined Cognac blended with a specific honey that has intense and aromatic flavors. The award-winning liqueur is elegant and subtle, revealing floral notes and flavors of spice and candied orange with a finish of vanilla, wood, and toffee. In 2016, ABK6 Honey was awarded a gold medal at the Craft Spirit Competition.