Latin America

How successful has airport privatization been for Brazil?

The third tranche of the Brazil’s airport privatization program was completed in March this year and 10 of the most important airports in the country are now managed by private companies. With this latest round of privatizations, 59% of total passenger traffic in Brazil is now being handled by private companies. In a special analysis for […]

Dufry’s Gea to speak at ASUTIL conference as registration nears 300

Asutil confirms additional speaker and registration numbers   Registrations for the 21st annual ASUTIL Conference to be held in Rio de Janeiro from June 6 – 9 are proceeding at a good pace and are slightly ahead of the organization’s original budget, Jose Luis Donagaray, Secretary General of the Latin American Duty Free Shops Association tells Travel Markets Insider. […]

Tocumen tender announced

Tocumen SA, the airport management company at Panama’s leading international gateway is set to confirm details of the duty free tender for the airport’s North Terminal. After 2 years of planning with London based Pragma Consulting, Carlos Duboy, the recently appointed airport general manager has published the initial tender details and is expected early next […]

London Supply to open Apple store in Puerto Iguazu

London Supply is unveiling a huge new draw to its destination flagship store in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, when it opens an Apple store at the end of March. The Apple store will be located in the section that had previously featured luxury watches. London Supply expects it “to be a big novelty,” says Commercial Director […]

Neutral celebrates 30 years serving Uruguay border

Neutral CEO Enrique Urioste, far left, and staff and guests, celebrate the border store’s 30th anniversary in festivities in one of the stores in the town of Chuy.

Congratulations to Uruguayan border store, Neutral Duty Free, which celebrated its 30th anniversary on January 24 in Chuy, the location of the group’s original shop opened 30 years ago to the day. Neutral is the largest duty free chain in Uruguay, employing more than 500 staff across its nine locations. Neutral CEO Enrique Urioste hosted the […]

Dufry/DFASS joint venture wins new concession in Colombia

El Dorado airport slider

  Dufry and DFASS have been awarded the operation of the duty-free shops at El Dorado International Airport, Bogota. The 10 years concession agreement signed with the airport operator, Opain S.A., will comprise close to 2,200 sqm of total retail space.   El Dorado International Airport is the largest airport in Colombia and the main international […]

Martin Eurnekian takes top post at ACI-LAC

  Martin Eurnekian, executive director of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000) and its holding company Corporacion America, was unanimously elected as the new chairman of ACI – LAC (Airports Council International – Latin American & Caribbean) at the council’s 25th annual conference held last week in Brasilia. ACI-LAC is the airport association that represents more than 260 […]

The Travel Markets Insider Interview: René Riedi, CEO of Dufry’s Latin America division and Cyrille Beauviche, Dufry’s Divisional Commercial Director, Latin America & Caribbean

Travel Markets Insider’s Lois Pasternak had the opportunity to speak with René Riedi, chief executive officer of Dufry’s Latin America division and Cyrille Beauviche, Dufry’s Divisional Commercial Director, Latin America & Caribbean, during the inauguration of Dufry’s Lima Duty Free store in August. The two executives discussed some of the challenges faced by Lima Airport […]

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