Canada

ARI North America beautifies The Loop Montreal Duty Free with a suite of new skincare and fragrance brands

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The Loop Duty Free in Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, part of Aer Rianta International (ARI), has just added six new brands to its already extensive line-up of skincare, perfume and cosmetics. Kiehl’s, Shiseido, Jo Malone, Tom Ford Cosmetics, Atelier Cologne, Armani Privé and Maison Margiela have brand new personalized spaces within the beauty hall in the […]

YVR breaks ground on multi-year expansion projects

On June 14, 2018, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) broke ground on a number of capital construction projects to enhance the airport experience and improve YVR’s competitive position as a world-class connecting hub. The projects are part of YVR’s multi-year expansion plans that will see the airport complete 75 major projects, totaling $9.1 billion over the […]

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 […]

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