First Brazil border shops could open before year end

Brazil may finally see the opening of its first duty free border stores in December, following the election of Jair Bolsonaro who will succeed Michel Temer as president on January 1. ASUTIL Secretary General Jose Luis Donagaray, in a press briefing held last week, says he expects one or two small operators could open the […]

One on One with ASUTIL Secretary General Jose Luis Donagaray

Political, fiscal winds batter business in South Americas’ largest economies The duty free business in South America’s two largest nations—Argentina and Brazil –started flailing in the second quarter of 2018, buffeted by currency fluctuations caused by external and internal factors, comments Jose Luis Donagaray, Secretary General of South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL. “The business […]

Top Dufry and Carnival Cruise execs headline speaker lineup at ASUTIL/IAADFS Summit of the Americas

ASUTIL and IAADFS have now released the full slate of speakers for the Executive Conference Sessions at the 2018 Duty Free & Travel Retail Summit of the Americas to be held March 18–21, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Julían Díaz González, CEO, Dufry and Gustavo Antorcha, Chief Operating Officer, Carnival Cruise Lines will headline the Executive Conference Sessions, […]

Dufry’s Gea to speak at ASUTIL conference as registration nears 300

Asutil confirms additional speaker and registration numbers   Registrations for the 21st annual ASUTIL Conference to be held in Rio de Janeiro from June 6 – 9 are proceeding at a good pace and are slightly ahead of the organization’s original budget, Jose Luis Donagaray, Secretary General of the Latin American Duty Free Shops Association tells Travel Markets Insider. […]

ASUTIL names Fagundes new president

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. […]

Uruguay Border Free Shop meeting postponed until 2016

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 […]

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