Maxxium has lined up the latest flavour addition for Vin & Sprit's Absolut vodka brand for the travel retail sector.

The distribution and marketing company, of which V&S is a member, said today (10 March) that Absolut Mango will be launched in global travel retail next month.

The launch, set to be unveiled at the Duty Free Show of the Americas in Fort Lauderdale next month, follows the Absolut Mango première in Brazil last month.

Tasting bars, branded retail spaces, personalised displays to suit the region and promotional staff will all be utilised in the travel retail launch, starting in London, Paris, Rome and Milan. By May, the promotion will be running in New York JFK, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii, extending across the US and into Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Canada the month after.

The choice of duty free and travel retail as the launchpad for Absolut Mango is attributed to the "tremendous success" of previous promotions for Absolut Pears, Absolut 100, Absolut Bling Bling and Absolut Disco, Maxxium added.