Dubai Duty Free Managing Director Colm McLoughlin stated the retailer has set up a study group to look at bidding for retail contracts at other airports for the first time (Trend, 11-Feb-2011). The MD confirmed that Dubai is still an area of strong growth in duty free sales, with Chinese passengers becoming a “real spending force” at Dubai International.
DDF looks at other airports
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