Latin America

First Brazil border shops could open before year end

Brazil may finally see the opening of its first duty free border stores in December, following the election of Jair Bolsonaro who will succeed Michel Temer as president on January 1. ASUTIL Secretary General Jose Luis Donagaray, in a press briefing held last week, says he expects one or two small operators could open the […]

400 aviation executives attend sold-out 2018 ACI-LAC Annual Assembly and Conference hosted by MIA

Some 400 aviation executives from through-out the Western Hemisphere attended the 2018 Airports Council International – Latin America & Caribbean (ACI-LAC) Annual Assembly and Conference that took place in Miami last week, hosted by Miami International Airport, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. MIA is the busiest gateway airport of the Americas, serving […]

Ron Cihuatan, El Salvador’s ambassador to the world

Ron Cihuatan, the first rum ever produced in El Salvador, is expanding its range of handcrafted rums as it grows its international business, including to travel retail. Licorera Cihuatan Vice President Juan Alfredo Pacas tells TMI that Ron Cihuatan takes its responsibility as El Salvador’s rum very seriously. “Ron Cihuatan began as a dream to […]

Low cost airlines boom in Latin America

by John Gallagher The development of low cost airlines in the Latin American aviation market has been a bit of a mixed bag.  Brazilian airline Gol started operations in 2001 shortly after the expansion of the low cost model in North America and Europe in the late nineties. Many predicted a healthy future for low […]

DFA stores help transform Tocumen Airport

  Panama’s Tocumen International Airport is going through a major transformation, driven in large part by the new stores recently opened by Duty Free Americas. The makeover is immediately visible as travelers pass through Tocumen’s main security checkpoint in Terminal 1where they are greeted by two brightly lit, welcoming Duty Free Americas stores sporting a […]

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