We represent all members of the association to strengthen, nurture & protect our industry.


Supporting members through meaningful research, knowledge share, networking opportunities and advocating our industry when facing regulatory challenges.

Asia Pacific is the undisputed engine of the $78bn* global Travel Retail industry, with over 140,000 people directly employed in Travel Retail, delivering $36.8bn sales in 2018 and 23.3% growth vs 2017*.

Established in 2005, APTRA (The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association) is a not-for-profit organization serving the interests of multiple stakeholders in the Duty Free & Travel Retail Industry across Asia Pacific, spanning airports, brands, retailers, food & beverage operators, airlines and Travel Retail industry associates.

*Generation Research, August 2019


Knowledge is power and our strategy is to ensure our members have access to commercially relevant data and knowledge to support business success. APTRA commissions valuable research on a macro, regional and consumer market level, offering deeper insights into Travel Retail across Asia Pacific.


APAC is a region with a fast-paced changing regulatory landscape across a large, dynamic geography that can present challenges to business as regulatory changes can spring out of nowhere. APTRA supports members by facilitating engagement between industry stakeholders, regulatory bodies and government departments.


Travel Retail is a dynamic marketplace that thrives on networking. We offer valuable networking opportunities such as 'APTRA Exchange', specialist category 'APTRA Insights seminars' and 'Airport Forum meetings'. Our comprehensive directory of key decision makers is a valuable tool available exclusively to our members.


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    Become an APTRA Member

    We are here to help businesses grow in this highly dynamic Travel Retail industry. Our mission is underpinned by three strategic pillars – knowledge, networking, and advocacy.

    APTRA provides our members with valuable insight, knowledge and resources to fuel the business growth of our members. We commission world class research into the dynamics driving the industry, including for example, the latest developments in consumer and market trends across Asia. All members have exclusive access to our research library we call the Knowledge Bank.

    Travel Retail is an industry that thrives on personal interaction. The APTRA Network is designed to enhance connections, forging business relationships that help everyone grow.

    As an impartial voice, we support the industry in advocating on behalf of Travel Retail businesses. Our members and stakeholders engage us as their regional representative to handle regulatory issues affecting their businesses.

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