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 […]

Canadian duty free sales up across the board in April

Canada’s duty free sales rose in the airport stores and in every land border region in April 2014, according to the latest sales numbers from the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). The national airport duty free sales for April 2014 reached $23 million, an increase of 15% compared to April 2013 sales. Canada’s national land […]

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