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Somers Isles airport store wins travel retail industry award

The Somers Isles Trading Company, the retail concessionaire for Bermuda’s new air terminal at L F Wade International Airport, has won an award from the travel retail industry media group DFNI-Frontier.

Travel industry representatives attended the Frontier Awards ceremony at the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic on Cannes Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes last month.

The Somers Isles Trading Company Ltd’s “Love Bermuda” entry won an award for “Best New Shop Opening”.

The Frontier Awards celebrate innovation, creativity and excellence within the travel retail industry. Award entries relate to products on sale or activities taking place in global travel retail.

DFNI-Frontier is a travel retail industry media group for travel retail executives and buyers and for brands, landlords and distributors.

The Somers Isles Trading Company was created for the new passenger terminal by owner and CEO Rhona Sutton using design and product development teams in London, New York and Bermuda.

She said: “As an entrepreneur and business founder, I’m thrilled to collaborate with so many Bermudian business owners and to champion the locally designed and produced brands.

“Through this exciting and challenging project, I’ve learnt more than ever the importance of believing in our vision and our ability to deliver. Knowing that I have a supportive and committed team and brand partners and businesses both in Bermuda and internationally is vital to me.

“I am extremely grateful and want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who are on this journey with us, especially those who have been on board from the beginning”.

Skyport president Aaron Adderley said: “We selected The Somers Isles Trading Company as our retail concessionaire for Bermuda’s new terminal because of the bespoke and innovative proposal created by Rhona Sutton and her team.

“We were thrilled to open the retail and duty-free shops almost a year ago as they offer our passengers luxurious, quality items and many unique options from Bermudian artisans.

“This award is well deserved and we could not be happier for the Somers Isles Trading Company team.

“Love Bermuda truly takes the concept of travel retail to a new level.”

The Somers Isles Trading Company: the retail concession for Bermuda’s new air terminal and its brand “Love Bermuda” has won a Frontier Award

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Published November 10, 2021 at 7:45 am (Updated November 10, 2021 at 7:45 am)

Somers Isles airport store wins travel retail industry award

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