Trade association Asociación Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL) is working with several external organisations to help mobilise the industry in the region for the recovery from the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Work being undertaken with these organisations is in addition to meetings with governments, airports and local operators, in an effort to obtain support for the industry.
Speaking to TRBusiness during the latest edition of this publication’s Adapt & Survive Skype video series, José Luis Donagaray, Secretary General, ASUTIL said: “We are working with the World Tourism Organisation, for example, because tourism is very important for duty free. The World Tourism Organisation is one of our main partners along with the airports.
“In addition, we are working with the World Health Organisation and asking them for help now and in the future. We need everybody to be involved. This is not the time to construct worlds. It is the time to construct bridges.”
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