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 […]

Canada officially launches Connecting America initiative to attract more American visitors

Canada’s Frontier Duty Free Association has passed on news that the Canadian Tourism Ministry announced a $30 million three-year program entitled “Connecting America” – which is a TIAC/CTC initiative to attract more U.S. citizens to Canada. The FDFA supports this initiative and is very pleased with the Government’s announcement. The CTC is Canada’s national tourism […]

FDFA’s Road TRIP program passed over in current budget

Despite a valiant effort from the Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA), Canada’s 2015 Federal budget released on April 21 did not include a provision for a three-year pilot program called Road TRIP (Travel Rebate Incentive Program). The program was developed by the FDFA to help incentivize US tourism visits and related spending in Canada by […]

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