Canada

FDFA Convention welcomes new format and director

  The 2018 Frontier Duty Free Convention, which took place Nov. 3-7 in Toronto, was a watershed event for Canada’s duty free association. It ushered in a new format in a new venue as well as welcoming a new Executive Director and a highly-respected public affairs agency. The new format is a process, explained FDFA […]

New FDFA Executive Director spells out programs and goals

Barbara Barrett, the FDFA’s new Executive Director, enthusiastically greeted the association’s operator  members, before updating them on Communications, Stakeholder Relations, Member Outreach and Government Relations. “Your board has accomplished so much; it is a thrill to work with this board. And I am really looking forward to work with the rest of you (the members) and get […]

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

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 […]

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