FDFA 2015 Gold Standard Awards

BEST MARKETING AWARD – Peace Bridge Duty Free NEW IDEA AWARD – Peace Bridge Duty Free NATIONAL BRAND INTEGRATION AWARD – DFS Ventures (Emerson Duty Free Shop) SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2015 – SMALL SUPPLIER – Michel Germain Parfums Ltd. SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR 2015 – LARGE SUPPLIER – Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd. DUTY FREE […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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