Canada

Canadian tourism arrivals hit 14-year high in 2016

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Canada welcomed 19,979,334 travelers in 2016—the highest number since 2002 and second highest ever. International arrivals increased by 16% in Destination Canada’s 10 overseas markets, and 10% in the US market, for an average of 11% growth across the board. “I’m excited to say that 2016 was a fantastic year for our tourism industry,” said […]

Canadian duty free sales up in 2016

Canada’s duty free sales were up in both airport and land border stores in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Airport duty free sales were $407 million in 2016, rising approximately 8% versus 2015 sales. December sales increased 15%. Perfume, Cosmetics, Skincare, the number one category in Canada’s […]

Canada July duty free sales up

Canada’s duty free sales were up at both airport and land border stores in July 2016, according to the latest numbers from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Airport sales were $39 million for the month, rising 19% versus July 2015. Through the first seven months airport sales are $220 million, an increase of 6.9%. […]

YVR on pace to break new passenger record for 2016

Vancouver International Airport’s (YVR) passenger traffic is up in all sectors for the first half of 2016. From January to June, YVR welcomed 10.5 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% versus the same period in 2015, and is on track to break another passenger record by the end of the year. International traffic (excluding the U.S.) is […]

Toronto Pearson airport opens new Terminal 3 retail space

  On Thursday, July 21, 2016, Toronto Pearson International Airport officially opened a 50,000 square foot space in Terminal 3 for passengers to “eat, shop, relax and recharge.” The new revitalized space marks the next step in the evolution of Terminal 3, and features shops and restaurants from HMSHost, OTG, Dufry Duty-Free and Paradies Lagardère Travel Retail said the […]

Canadian land border sales up, airport falls in June 2016

 Canada’s land border duty free sales rose 6% in June 2016, while the country’s airport duty fee sales reversed a long-term trend and fell 5% for the month, according to the latest figures from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). However, the airport sales are being compared to highly successful June 2015, when sales were up […]

Peace Bridge Duty Free retains duty free concession

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Incumbent Canadian concession holder Peace Bridge Duty Free successfully upheld its duty free concession and signed a long-term lease extension with the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority this weekend. The 20-year lease (15 years with a five year renewal option) ensures continued and uninterrupted duty free retail at one of the most traveled […]

Canadian duty free sales up in May

Canadian airport duty free sales rose 4% in May 2016, with land border sales right behind, increasing 3% according to the latest figures from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). Airport sales in May equaled $30 million, up 4.63%. Number one category Perfume, Cosmetics, Skincare (35.25% of airport sales) was up 1.78%. Alcohol (20.41%) increased […]

Aéroports de Montréal inaugurates C$350 million expansion project with 8,000 sq. feet of retail space to create a Montreal Sense of Place

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Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) inaugurated $350 million worth of expansions and improvements at Montréal Pierre–Elliott Trudeau International Airport on May 10, with a big focus on a Montreal Sense of Place. The wing opened for business Thursday, May 12 with Air Transat flights to and from Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport. The 65,620-square-foot expansion includes 8,611 square feet of additional retail space, six new boarding […]

FDFA 2015 Gold Standard Awards

BEST MARKETING AWARD – Peace Bridge Duty Free NEW IDEA AWARD – Peace Bridge Duty Free NATIONAL BRAND INTEGRATION AWARD – DFS Ventures (Emerson Duty Free Shop) SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2015 – SMALL SUPPLIER – Michel Germain Parfums Ltd. SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2015 – LARGE SUPPLIER – Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd. DUTY FREE […]

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