Marking the biggest sales dip in 11 months, US consumer spending cooled off in the first quarter, following the holiday season's strong showing. Year-over-year data, however, shows a healthy uptick of 5.4 percent.
Egyptian jeweller Azza Fahmy is to launch in the UK with the brand having just signed up to a store in luxury shopping-location-cum-tourist-destination Burlington Arcade as London remains a key focus for high-end brands.
Celebrity favorite Rimowa has opened a pop-up shop in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive. This is the first ever pop-up shop for the legacy German luggage and accessories brand known for its aluminum-sided ridged bags.
London was the number one destination for European tourists in 2017, a study showed on Tuesday, as the cheaper pound made it attractive to both domestic and foreign visitors despite a spate of militant attacks this year.
MCH Group, which owns exhibitions such as Art Basel and Baselworld, is looking to gain a foothold in the UK and expand its international portfolio as it announces the acquisition of art show Masterpiece London.
International tourists to Canada helped pump US $4.4 billion into the local economy over the summer months, thanks in large part to American, Chinese and French visitors who were the country's top three spenders.
Perfume house Bond No. 9 is opening an ultra-luxurious, by-appointment-only boutique at Harrods’ Salon de Parfums. The store will offer a range of bespoke services such as fragrance tastings and happy hours.
China will allow travel agencies in Beijing and Shandong to partly resume sales of group tours to South Korea, in a sign of thawing relations between the nations that have been locked in a year-long diplomatic standoff.