• 5 February 2021


Singapore 5 February 2021 APTRA (Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association) welcomes Nuno Amaral to represent Delhi Duty Free and the retail voice on the APTRA board following the recent retirement of Philip Eckles.

A member of the Delhi Duty Free board of directors, Nuno is also Chief Operations and Business Development Officer ARI, leading global operations in New Zealand, North America, Cyprus, India and The Balkans as well as heading the New Business and Implementation team. ARI has been running the duty free concession for Delhi Duty Free since its opening in 2010.

Welcoming Nuno to the APTRA board, Sunil Tuli, President of APTRA said. “Nuno is a dynamic leader with a strong background in large multinational retail and brand organisations both within travel retail and in other retail sectors. His broad experience across many geographies will bring a valuable perspective to the APTRA Board and we all welcome his commitment. I’d like to thank Philip Eckles for his contribution to APTRA and to wish him well in his retirement.”

Nuno Amaral commented on his appointment: “I am delighted to be joining the APTRA board of directors, particularly in the current context. I look forward to working alongside my fellow board members to deliver the vision of the APTRA board; to strengthen, nurture and protect the duty free and travel retail industry in the APAC region”.

Nuno has previously been a member of the supervisory board of ETRC in Europe and also Vice President of MEADFA in the Middle East.

Media enquiries: Anne Kavanagh, Kavanagh Communications [email protected]


The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is a membership organisation whose vision is to represent all members of the association and to strengthen, nurture & protect the duty-free and travel retail industry in the Asia Pacific region. APTRA’s membership comprises landlords, retailers and brands, which is unique and adds richness to the association’s work. APTRA’s territory spans over 45 countries in the Asia Pacific.

APTRA strengthens the knowledge base of the industry by supporting members through meaningful research, knowledge share, networking opportunities and advocating the industry when facing regulatory challenges. Commissioning relevant market research is one of the quality outputs of APTRA, the results of which are disseminated exclusively to members through private seminars, networking workshops and the Association website.

APTRA is on the alert constantly for legislative and regulatory challenges that may impact the duty-free and travel retail industry. Working with members, fellow trade associations and related agencies, APTRA engages with governments and policy-makers to facilitate a deeper understanding of the industry’s pivotal role in local communities, employment, travel infrastructure and the economies of the region.

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