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Director General of TFWA John Rimmer speaks at ETRC Annual Business Forum

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Strong passenger demand accelerates recovery at Gatwick and Manchester Airports

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Zurich Airport’s retail and dining turnover reached US$550.2 million in 2022

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Heathrow still one-quarter down on pre-pandemic flights during 2022

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Classic walk-through duty-free remains a popular retail option at airports

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Dubai duty-free annual sales touch $1.74bn in 2022

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ACI Europe revises its passenger traffic forecasts

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Duty-Free industry highlights 2022

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Duty Free World Council President Sarah Branquinho speaks at MEADFA annual conference

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DFWC President Sarah Branquinho represents Duty Free Trusted Transparent Secure campaign at The Economist Global Anti-Illicit Trade Summit

Duty Free World Council President represents the Duty Free Trusted Transparent Secure campaign at The Economist Global Anti-Illicit Trade Summit in Warsaw, Poland. Sarah Branquinho discussed the impact of illicit trade and counterfeiting on our duty- and tax-free industry, and the reputational harm criminal activity causes.

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Duty- and tax-free industry makes case for cross-sector action on illicit trade in new position paper

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DFWC and TFWA launch position paper: Tackling illicit trade, counterfeiting & intellectual property theft

The Duty Free World Council (DFWC), the global voice for the duty free and travel retail industry, and Tax Free World Association (TFWA), the association that brings together 520 supplier companies to the duty free and travel retail industry, have released a position paper on tackling illicit trade, counterfeiting, and intellectual property theft. It sets out five key recommendations, and calls on national governments and cross-border enforcement agencies to work with industry to put an end to the practice. Read the full position paper using the link below.

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Travel Markets Insider: “DFWC & TFWA launch new campaign against illicit trade, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft”

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The Moodie Davitt Report – “Industry associations launch campaign against illicit trade, counterfeiting and intellectual property theft”

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TR Business – “Campaign reiterates zero-tolerance on illegal trading”

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DFNI Frontier – ‘“Trusted, transparent, secure”: DFWC and TFWA join forces to fight illicit trade’

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International Airport Review – “Duty- and tax-free industry launches new campaign to battle illicit trade”

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Duty free shops sell the world’s favourite and best known brands – from high luxury to everyday treats

Duty free and travel retail (often referred to collectively as DFTR) are unique retailing channels, not least because they operate exclusively in an international trading environment.

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DFWC and ACI World call for measures critical to airport industry recovery

ACI’s Policy Brief – Path to the airport industry recovery – Restoring a sustainable economic equilibrium draws attention to the crucial role duty free and travel retail plays in the success and growth of airports around the world, with up to 44% of airport revenues coming from non-aeronautical sources, and retail concessions contributing 30% of this figure.

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Introducing Arrivals Duty & Tax Free in the European Union

This document explores the role Arrivals Duty and Tax Free can play in providing new sources of employment and commercial revenue to the European airports industry, as recommended by the Aviation Round Table Report on the Recovery of European Aviation1, a cross industry strategic blueprint for the sustainable recovery of European aviation.

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Economic Benefits from Air Transport in the UK

This study, commissioned by leading players from the aviation and tourism sectors and published at the Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade body for UK airports, on 10 November, shows that all three elements of the sector made a significant contribution to the UK economy.