Airlines, airports gear up for cautious re-openings

A special TMI round-up compiled by Lois Pasternak   Airports and airlines in some major countries are getting ready to emerge from lockdown, even as the world reached the unimaginable milestone of 5 million confirmed cases this week. More than 328,000 people have died to date and the real number is likely much higher. The […]

ETRC welcomes EU Tourism and Transport Package guidelines

The European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) welcomed the publication on Wednesday of European Commission’s guidelines and recommendations on the restoration of safe transport and tourism services in Europe.  In particular, the ETRC welcomed: The coordinated lifting of quarantine requirements as soon as possible for incoming air travelers Travel retail operators being able to open their stores at […]

Nigel Keal elected new President of ETRC

The European Travel Retail Confederation has elected Nigel Keal as President. Keal, Global Commercial Director for Dufry, has been a member of the Managing Board of ETRC since 2017. He replaces Frank O’Connell, who stepped down as ETRC President but continues in his role as President of the Duty Free World Council (DFWC). Keal comments: […]

Sarah Branquinho re-elected to lead ETRC in critical year

Sarah Branquinho has been unanimously re-elected as President of the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) at the Annual General Meeting at the end of June. In an official statement, Branquinho said: “I am honored to be re-elected to serve another year as President of ETRC. Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the industry and with […]

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