The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) have issued a joint statement expressing “great concern for the travel industry”, and assuring the public that they are working closely with their members across retailers, brands, airports, F&B and in-flight operators to monitor and evaluate the fast-moving situation.

The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has announced that it is to extend membership to companies which can offer services of value to member companies and to the industry as a whole.

The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has embarked on a new Responsible Retail Training Programme (RRTP) for DFS staff in stores at Singapore Changi airport.

The Duty Free World Council have held a board meeting during the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore to review progress and establish priorities and projects for the year ahead.

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) have announced the line-up of speakers for the conference in Beijing from March 5 to 7, 2013.

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) has announced that it is to hold a conference in China in March 2013 in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA).

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