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Paradies Lagardère opens first TripAdvisor retail store at Toronto Pearson International Airport

Paradies Lagardère has partnered with travel website TripAdvisor to create a branded travel essential store at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Terminal 1. With more than 455 million monthly visitors, TripAdvisor helps travelers worldwide find the latest reviews and traveler-generated photos for hotels, attractions, restaurants and more to help them make worldwide travel plans. An […]

FDFA: Changing direction and starting with a clean slate

Canada’s Frontier Duty Free Association is in transition. The Board’s decision to eliminate the role of executive director last September is just one facet of the new direction being taken by the Association, which hosted its 32nd annual convention in November. For the foreseeable future, the FDFA has streamlined its operations and will be focusing […]

Montreal DF operators win big at 2017 FDFA Gold Standard Awards

Montreal area duty free store operators were the big winners at the Frontier Duty Free Association’s Gold Standard Awards, with land border store Importations Guay Ltée and Montreal airport concessionaire ARI-North America taking home multiple awards. The event took place in Toronto on November 15 during the gala evening of the 32nd annual convention for the […]

Canada: tourist arrivals reach record levels

Arrivals from Destination Canada’s international markets were up 5.8% year to-date through the first six months, with all 11 markets up year-over-year over the first half of 2017. Destination Canada markets Canada internationally in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the UK and the USA. More than 5.7 million overnight arrivals from the U.S. took place in […]

Giorgio Armani Beauty opens two new North American TR locations

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  L’Oréal’s Giorgio Armani team unveiled two expansions in Travel Retail Americas in May, with major openings in Vancouver and New York’s JFK International airports. Vancouver International Airport welcomed Giorgio Armani Beauty in a 12-sqm space located in the Beauty Shop’s main traffic area. The store, dressed in Armani’s new red look, caters to a […]

ARINA wins Québec Duty Free Tender

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Aer Rianta International North America Inc. (ARINA) has been awarded the duty free retail concession at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, the company announced on July 6. ARINA has operated the duty free stores in Montreal for the past two decades. The contract covers all core categories as well as souvenirs, watches, gifts, food and […]

Montréal’s renovated Alexandra Pier Cruise Terminal opens

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) welcomed Holland America Line’s MS Maasdam, the first ship to dock at the Port of Montreal’s new cruise terminal, on June 10. “We are very proud to have successfully completed this important project that represents a milestone in the Port of Montreal’s modern history. Now fully up and running, this new terminal bolsters the […]

Importations Guay & TFWA Cares program make a difference in Haiti

Importations Guay’s TFWA Cares project in Haiti continues to make a difference for Haitian youth with water, energy and food projects, Justin Guay tellsTMI. Guay initially began donating running shoes through the organization Streethearts in 2014. Streethearts’ goal is to provide shelter and a safe place for street youth in Cap Haitian. Guay realized the […]

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