Find Unique Gifts for Anyone on Your List at More Than 25 Regional Airports

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2012) – The holiday season is in full swing. For millions of people, that means it’s time to pack the bags and shuffle off to the airport. If you got through security and realized that you forgot a gift for a loved one, there is still plenty of shopping that can be done – at the airport.

At more than 25 airports, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services – a division of Delaware North Companies, one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world – offers a shopping experience that includes a variety of locally inspired gifts and some of the hottest 2012 holiday items.

“Travelers need to set aside additional time when going to the airport,” said Matt King, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. “As a result, we have been striving to make the airport a more comfortable place – more of a destination. You never know when you might need a last-minute item – especially during the holidays.”

Here are a few of Delaware North Companies holiday gift ideas by airport:

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
• Surdyk’s Flights Wine Market and Bar (http://surdyksflights.com/): “Where you can drink, dine, buy and fly.” Not only can passengers enjoy “Surdyk’s Flights” – a wine market and bar with the finest wine, spirits and artisanal fare, but now they can take a bottle or two with them as the perfect gift for any host.
• Twin Cities Harley-Davidson (http://www.shopsatmsp.com/page/1/Harley_Davidson.jsp): Pick up the latest in motorcycle gear and other collectibles for that Harley enthusiast on your list.
• Gadgets to Go (http://www.shopsatmsp.com/page/1/Gadgets_To_Go.jsp): Travelers on the cusp of entertainment can find electronic gadgetry and gaming accessories to keep them busy before and during flights and find some cool stocking stuffers.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport
• Erwin Pearl (http://www.metroairport.com/services/mcnamara.asp): Travelers in the market for that unique piece of jewelry this season need look no further than Erwin Pearl. The store offers a wide variety of exquisite, faux baubles – guaranteed to add some extra dazzle to this year’s holiday outfit.
• Motown Music Review (http://www.metroairport.com/services/mcnamara.asp): Motown artists’ CDs as well as Motownopoly are great gifts to help set the tone of a holiday party.
• Gadgets to Go (http://www.metroairport.com/services/mcnamara.asp): Everyone loves a cool gadget. Gadgets to Go offers electronic gadgetry and gaming accessories perfect for stocking stuffers or that last minute gift.

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
• Salt Lick Bar-B-Que* (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/concessions-and-services#10): A Texas delicacy that dates back to the 1880s. Grab a gift pack with a variety of sauces including Original BBQ, Spicy BBQ and Dry Rub (also available in garlic). Best of all, travelers can purchase salsa and frozen brisket – meaning the taste of Texas can travel with you.
• The Longhorn Store (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/concessions-and-services#11): Stock up on Longhorn football, baseball and basketball goodies including t-shirts, jerseys, sweat shirts, caps, pictures frames, mugs and shot glasses for that University of Texas fan.
* Can also be found in the Will Rogers World Airport.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
• Chef Allen Burger Bar (http://www.broward.org/Airport/Terminals/Terminal4/Pages/Food.aspx): Allen Susser, a renowned local chef, showcases the many uses of citrus in dishes such as sour orange game hen with plantain fritters, three citrus BBQ marmalade, and frozen key-lime pie, among others. Many of Chef Allen’s delicious sauces are available to go, including Key Lime Mono, Passion Fruit Mono, Orange Chipotle Blast, Mango Ketchup, Mango Cocktail, Tamarind Chili, and Papaya Pineapple BBQ Sauce.
About Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, is one of the world’s leading airport food service and retail companies, operating 300 restaurants and retail outlets in more than 25 airports worldwide, and serving more than 350 million customers each year. Its award-winning operations include airports throughout the United States, such as Los Angeles International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, as well as international airports such as Melbourne International Airport in Australia and Heathrow Airport in London.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.


Charles Roberts
Director, Public Relations
Sportservice, Travel, Patina Restaurant Group, UK
Email: CHRobert@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 716-858-5545
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