One on One with FDFA Executive Director Laurie Karson

Will Canada’s new government help the land border duty free business? Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office on Nov. 3, just days before the Frontier Duty Free Association held its milestone 30th anniversary convention in Vancouver, B.C. Trudeau, the second youngest prime minister in Canadian history and the son of the late Pierre […]

Summer wine promotion boosts sales by +3000% for IGL

Quebec’s Importations Guay Ltée held a major wine promotion this past summer with Philippe Dandurand wines that generated huge excitement at the point of sale, boosted sales and customer satisfaction and introduced the brand to a broad new audience. The promotion – which offered a deep discount on three wines from Max Reserva Errazuriz – […]

Michael Resch inducted into Canada’s Tourism Hall of Fame

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has inducted Michael Resch, Owner of DFS Ventures (Emerson Duty Free – Manitoba) into Canada’s Tourism Hall of Fame. This award is in recognition of Michael’s outstanding achievements for tourism in Canada and the Canadian Land Border Duty Free Industry. Resch is one of only two inductee’s to […]

FDFA celebrates 30 years and prepares for future

The 30 year-old Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) is celebrating its anniversary at its annual convention in Vancouver from November 15-18, and will introduce a number of new initiatives as it moves forward, says FDFA Executive Director Laurie Karson. “We are thrilled to be back on the West Coast to celebrate our milestone. We developed […]

ARI-NA opens M.A.C in Montréal Airport

  Aer Rianta International North America (ARI-NA) has debuted a new M.A.C Cosmetics boutique in The Loop at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The new M.A.C counter is positioned in the heart of the International store and carries an extensive range of makeup, skincare, fragrance and tools and brushes. ARI-NA General Manager Seamus Holmes commented: […]

More passengers passing through Canada’s airports

Canada’s airports continue to see significant growth in the domestic, trans-border and international passenger segments. For Canada’s ten busiest airports, demand over the first half of 2015 rose 4.1% year-to-date, down slightly from the 6.1% year-to-date growth experienced through the same period in 2014. The year-to-date result is stronger than 2012 and 2013, which saw […]

New bridge to link Canada and the United States

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper formally announced construction of a new bridge linking Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan in the U.S. The link over the Detroit River will help alleviate congestion at Canada’s busiest border crossing, which is currently served by the Ambassador bridge. Canada is financing the construction, and will recover Michigan’s share of […]

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