Tallink is generating enormous sales of Krug and Dom Perignon Champagne, for example, and luxury skincare brands such as Dior and La Mer. Just ensuring supply keeps up with demand is a constant challenge.
My final trip of the year, and indeed of the decade, is over. And what a great way to close out the 2010s it turned out to be.
Shannon Airport may also have lit the career touch paper of two young, dynamic and inspirational entrepreneurs who are wholly in tune with the consumer needs, trends and concerns of our time.
Chaps, like thousands of fellow Englishmen in Tokyo and back at home in the UK, was near delirious with happiness. And who can blame him?
If you watch one video of our industry this year, I suggest you make it this one.
None of us know, can even begin to comprehend, the pressures or despair which drove that person to a decision so blithely dismissed as cowardly and yet one that requires the ultimate courage.
Not only has Claire been a fantastic professional human asset to the company but she has always represented us with dignity, charm and her own very distinctive sense of class.
Sorry Dermot, I know you’re up there in the sky, maybe reading about Wipha on wifi but you might be about to take the family to an unexpected diversionary destination.
In both culinary and commercial terms there are plenty of exciting options on the menu.
I suspect that after the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open a certain Colm McLoughlin, who began his duty free career 50 years ago at Shannon Airport in 1969 may have stopped too to pay his respects to Dr O’Regan.
“If the wind gets up, this will be one tough course.” So said defending Dubai Duty Free Irish Open champion Russell Knox as we strolled along one of the mighty fairways at Lahinch, as this year’s running of one of Europe’s great golfing occasions began with a Pro-Am event on Wednesday. “What do you mean,
One third of Britons surveyed in a YouGov poll concluded that “Mr Blair knowingly misled Parliament and the public and should be tried as a war criminal”.
Cancer is not only a bully but an undiscerning one. There is nothing fair about its choices or its impact. Its treatment can often be as harsh as the disease itself. It takes too many, too soon, too horribly.