In addition to TFWA, there are a number of other professional organisations that promote the industry’s interests at regional and international level. The section below has brief details of each and links for further information.

Airports Council International (ACI)

aciACI aims to advance the interests of airports and promote professional excellence in airport management. It represents over 1,800 airports in 173 countries across five regions: Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America-Caribbean, and North America.

Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA)

aptraAPTRA is the trade association for the duty free and travel retail industry in the Asia Pacific region, serving all members and the industry to help grow the business and protect it when challenges arise.

Asociacion Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL)

asutilASUTIL is the trade association for duty and tax free operators in South America.

Duty Free World Council (DFWC)

dfwcAs the industry’s global voice, the Duty Free World Council seeks to highlight duty free and travel retail’s importance in generating employment and providing revenues for the aviation, travel and tourism and maritime sectors. Its founder members are APTRA, ASUTIL, ETRC, FDFA, IAADFS, MEADFA and TFWA.

European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC)

etrcThe European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) is an association for duty free and travel retail in Europe, helping the industry achieve its potential and protecting it when challenges arise.

Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA)

fdfaThe Frontier Duty Free Association is the industry association for Canada's land border duty free shops. It promotes the industry’s development by acting as a voice, advocate and business resource for member stores.

International Association of Airport Duty Free Shops (IAADFS)

iaadfsThe IAADFS seeks to promote the American airport duty free industry, to help airport duty free stores and suppliers exchange information on products and their potential, and to serve as a collective voice on common issues affecting the membership.

Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA)

meadfaMEADFA’s objectives are to facilitate the industry’s growth in the region; to bring together people interested in the industry; to organize seminars, conferences and training programs; and to represent duty free to government agencies and the travel industry.

Nordic Travel Retail Group (NTRG)

nordicNordic Travel Retail Group represents companies supplying goods to travellers throughout the Nordic and Baltic region. Its goal is to protect and promote the region’s duty free and travel retail industry by securing a favourable trading environment for travel related commerce.