Dubai Duty Free took home the ‘Middle East Travel Retailer of the Year’ award for the 17th consecutive time at the recent Duty Free News International (DFNI) Asia/Pacific Awards for Travel-Retail Excellence, which was held in Singapore.
Commenting on the award, Colm McLoughlin, executive vice chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, said: "The DFNI awards recognise excellence in service, innovation and quality within the airport retail sector and as such it is fantastic to receive this recognition for the 17th time. We never grow complacent when it comes to our retail offer and our overall service and I would like to join our chairman, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum in thanking our team of staff and all of those who voted for Dubai Duty Free.”
Representing Dubai Duty Free in Singapore, Saba Tahir, senior vice president for purchasing received the award on the night from Kapila Gohel, DFNI editor.
The DFNI awards are a celebration of the very best in the duty free industry in the Asia/Pacific Region and are based on votes received from industry partners. The awards ceremony was held to coincide with the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) exhibition and conference.
Online voting forms for the DFNI Asia/Pacific awards were sent to a special industry ‘academy’ of retailers, suppliers, agents and distributors serving the region. Forms were also distributed through the DFNI magazine’s International database. - TradeArabia News Service
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