The South American Duty Free Association, Asociacion Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL), and the International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) today announced a new collaborative partnership for their annual events. The two associations will fully integrate their events in March 2018, when they will introduce a Summit of the Americas. The new […]
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South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL has announced its new officers and Executive Board for the 2016-2017 period. Gustavo Fagundes, COO of Dufry Brasil and Bolivia, has been elected president for the two-year term. Grupo Wisa commercial director Marcelo Montico continues as vice president of ASUTIL; and Martín Laffitte of Zeinal Hnos. is secretary treasurer. […]
South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL and trade group Camara de Empresarios de Free Shops del Uruguay (CEFSU) have announced that the Third Border Meeting that was to be held in Puerto Iguazú, Argentina on November 16-17, has been postponed until some time in 2016. A joint announcement released under the signatures of ASUTIL Secretary […]
ASUTIL President and Neutral CEO Enrique Urioste took a few minutes during the 2015 ASUTIL Conference to discuss with TMI the complexity of the crisis in Brazil and how it is effecting the travel retail industry throughout Latin America. Brazil is in the midst of an economic crisis and a political crisis, he said. “First […]
The 2015 ASUTIL Conference, which took place in Panama City, Panama last week, kicked off with the traditional regional update from ASUTIL Secretary General José Luis Donagaray. Describing 2015 as a very challenging year for LatAm, Donagaray reported that retail sales in the first quarter of 2015 were down by -6% across its 15 member […]
Panama—whether seen as a crossroad, a hub or a bridge –has developed into a trade and finance, distribution and logistics center for the entire Western Hemisphere. It is also the home base of three of the most important travel retailers in the Americas. Offering political stability, a central location in the Americas and U.S. dollar-based […]
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