Dufry and DFASS joint venture opens 10 stores in Colombia

Oct 17 | This week, Dufry/DFASS celebrated the Grand Opening of almost 3,200 square meters of retail space, which includes duty-free and duty-paid shops across the International and Domestic terminals more >>

Dufry and DFASS joint venture opens 10 stores in Colombia
 

Sangster Airport wins World Travel Award

Oct 17 | The Sangster International Airport (SIA) in Montego Bay, St James, has been named the Caribbean's leading airport by the World Travel Awards for the ninth consecutive year. more >>

Sangster Airport wins World Travel Award
 

Caribbean Tourism Organization initiates hurricane recovery effort

Oct 17 | The Caribbean Tourism Organization has formed a Global Caribbean Tourism Recovery Team in a multi-pronged effort to pick up the pieces in the wake of the two devastating hurricanes that struck the region in the past few months. more >>

Caribbean Tourism Organization initiates hurricane recovery effort
 

After traffic plunged 20% in September, MIA retailers request rent break

Oct 17 | Retailers and concessionaires at MIA are reportedly requesting a rent decrease, suggesting that it will take at least a year to recover financially from the hurricane more >>

After traffic plunged 20% in September, MIA retailers request rent break
 

Grand Opening at Philadelphia International Terminal B

Oct 17 | Monday, October 16th was the date for the Grand Opening of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Terminal B, held by the airport in conjunction with American Airlines, Marketplace PHL and hospitality group OTG. more >>

Grand Opening at Philadelphia International Terminal B
 

Habanos, S.A. announces new Strategic Marketing Director

Oct 15 | Habanos, S.A. has announced the appointment of Mr. Rodrigo González Jiménez as new Strategic Marketing Director. more >>

Habanos, S.A. announces new Strategic Marketing Director
 

Lovely evening for TFWA WE opening cocktail

Oct 1 | This year's new layout of the Opening Cocktail in Cannes was a definite hit more >>

Lovely evening for TFWA WE opening cocktail
 

Canada’s duty free sales drop in July 2017 over 2016

Sep 26 | Canada’s duty free stores showed a slower month in July 2017 as opposed to July 2016, with land border duty free stores seeing a decrease in sales of 4.3% YOY for a total of $19.4 million, while airport duty free stores also saw a decline of 2.3%, for a total of $38.9 million. more >>

Canada’s duty free sales drop in July 2017 over 2016
 

A new direction for FDFA

Sep 26 | Many in the duty free industry were surprised in September to receive a management change notice from FDFA, announcing that longtime Executive Director Laurie Karson was no longer with the organization more >>

A new direction for FDFA
 

IAADFS and airlines offer help after Hurricane Maria

Sep 26 | Hurricane Maria caused countless billions of dollars in damages and destruction to Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and other Caribbean nations, but it will take months if not years to establish the toll on the mainstay tourism, retail travel and duty free industries. more >>

IAADFS and airlines offer help after Hurricane Maria
 

Estée Lauder Companies names travel retail chief Olivier Bottrie to lead global retail development

Sep 25 | The Estée Lauder Companies Inc has announced that Olivier Bottrie will expand his role to include the strategic development of the company’s retail stores globally. more >>

Estée Lauder Companies names travel retail chief Olivier Bottrie to lead global retail development
 

Annie Young-Scrivner named as Godiva’s new CEO

Sep 25 | Belgian chocolatier Godiva has announced the appointment of Annie Young-Scrivner as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 14, 2017. more >>

Annie Young-Scrivner named as Godiva’s new CEO
 

New study highlights barriers to purchasing from airport duty free shops

Sep 25 | Swiss research agency m1nd-set has released a report on the reasons people do not buy, despite visiting airport shops. more >>

New study highlights barriers to purchasing from airport duty free shops
 

IAADFS donates US$10,000 to Hurricane Irma relief

Sep 13 | The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) announces its support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts in the Caribbean with a contribution of US$10,000 to the Emergency Assistance Fund of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. more >>

IAADFS donates US$10,000 to Hurricane Irma relief
 

Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction

Sep 13 | Hurricane Irma was one of epic proportions, enormous in both size and scale – nearly 700 km wide, with winds reaching close to 300 kph and continuously spawning dozens of tornados around its eye. Following the most dire of predictions, the results ended up being both more and less extreme than forecast. more >>

Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction