Tappoo Duty Free Traders (TDFT) and Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) have signed a new 10-year contract for TDFT to continue operating its existing international departure general duty free outlet at Nadi International Airport.
TDFT won the tender for the business after it was advertised by AFL in late 2003.
It also operates several other retail outlets at Nadi Airport, including Fiji Market, Arrivals Duty Free, Bon Voyage, Samosa Garden and the Serevi Caf? in the Transit Lounge which is named after international rugby sevens legend and Tappoo Corporate Ambassador, Waisale Serevi. TDFT also operates a duty free outlet at Nausori Airport.
‘This is a historical moment,’ Tappoo Executive Chairman, Mr Kanti Tappoo said, adding that Tappoo?s policy of providing a win-win situation for all parties involved was decisive in getting a renewal.
‘This (renewal) will enable us to invest in international standard shopping facilities and experience at Nadi Airport, offering quality brand products to satisfy the customers. Our intention is to make Tappoo outlets at Nadi Airport one of a kind in the world,’ he said.
The company now plans a ‘massive injection of creativity and capital’, he said, adding that alongside Airports Fiji, TDFT intends to provide a unique travelling and retailing experience for visitors: ‘It will be an experience the visitors will remember for a long time,’ he added.
He said that the company is now embarking on a multi-million dollar renovation project for all its outlets at Nadi International, having hired firms ‘of international standing’ to turn the Tappoo outlets into ‘something unique and outstanding’. He said this work will begin in 2006.
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