Travel Markets Insider is proud to present today an interview with the operator of one of the first duty free border stores scheduled to open in Brazil.
TMI‘s John Gallagher speaks with Marcos Lemos of the Caraballat Free Shop, who reports that he has everything from the government approved software to his merchandise ready to go as soon as he receives his final written approval, which he expects perhaps as early as the end of this month.. Page 1.
Meanwhile, board members from South American duty free Association ASUTIL have scheduled meetings with government officials in Uruguay and Brazil to discuss the list of product categories that may be restricted from sale in these border stores. The list was issued unexpectedly in mid-December. ASUTIL Secretary-General Jose Luis Donagaray reports on the latest developments. Page 1.
Chile’s Civil Aviation Authority is reportedly considering whether to issue a new retail tender for Santiago International Airport, before the termination of the current concession contract, reports local media. Read more on page 3
3Sixty (formerly DFASS), continues to win new concession contracts, this past week announcing the award of a 10-year duty free and duty-paid concession at Nashville International Airport. Among the new specialty stores in the contract is an exclusive Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey concept store. More details on page 2.