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Summit of the Americas organizers add key new speakers to Knowledge Hub agenda

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) and South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL have unveiled additional speakers for the Summit of the Americas – A Virtual Experience, which takes place on April 5-9, 2021. Keynote addresses and panel sessions will take place at the virtual Knowledge Hub each day, focused on […]

IAADFS & ASUTIL announce impressive roster of speakers for Virtual Summit of the Americas in April

The International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) and South American Duty Free Association ASUTIL have unveiled the first line-up of speakers for the Summit of the Americas – A Virtual Experience, which takes place on April 5-9, 2021. The list of speakers includes a roster of leading airport and border travel retailers […]

IAADFS webinar: key operators see more challenges ahead before recovery begins mid-2021

The International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores hosted a critical, informative webinar on Dec. 2. An expert panel of duty free operators discussed their perspectives on the current business challenges confronting the travel retail industry in the Americas due to the COVID-19 crisis and their perceptions regarding future opportunities. Entitled Managing Through COVID: From Crisis […]

IAADFS joins U.S. airport concessions groups seeking $5 billion in financial relief

The International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) co-authored a letter to the U.S. Congress with the Airport Restaurant and Retail Association (ARRA), the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), the National Parking Association (NPA), and the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), asking the U.S. Congress to provide financial relief for duty free, travel retail, […]

IAADFS adds its plea for concessionaire relief as airlines seek $50 billion U.S. bailout to survive coronavirus turbulence

A bipartisan coalition of governors and mayors from across the country joined with the entire U.S. aviation industry in a joint letter last Thursday to U.S. Congressional leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives urging the Administration and Congress to work swiftly to provide financial stability for the U.S. airline industry. The International Association […]

IAADFS petitions airport partners for relief in face of COVID-19 passenger collapse

Washington, D.C.-based industry trade group IAADFS (International Association of Airport Duty Free Stores) today sent a letter to its airport partners throughout the region, requesting that airports suspend guarantee payments that are based on minimum passenger numbers for the duty free and travel retail stores that operate in the airport, resulting from the “rapid freefall […]

DUTY FREE & TRAVEL RETAIL SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

The 2020 Summit of the Americas scheduled for March 30 – April 2 in Orlando, Florida has been cancelled. ASUTIL & IAADFS, the show organizers, said that they made the “difficult decision” after careful consideration. The official announcement sent to exhibitors follows: After careful consideration, IAADFS and ASUTIL have made the difficult decision to cancel the […]