• 19 July 2018


The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) wishes to announce that Michael Barrett, Executive Officer, has decided to leave the Association this summer.

Barrett was appointed to the APTRA role in July 2010 and in the intervening years has helped to build the Association into a dynamic organisation that supports and nurtures the duty free & travel retail industry in Asia Pacific.

APTRA has embarked already on the process of recruiting a suitable candidate to replace Barrett and continue the valuable work of the Association.

Andrew Ford, President APTRA, commented: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Michael for all he has done to build APTRA and take it from its infant stage to its maturity as a strong regional duty free association. His energy, dedication and resourcefulness have contributed enormously to the co-ordination of APTRA’s advocacy campaigns, the management of a wide-ranging research programme and the development of respected seminars and training initiatives. We wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV with a covering email to [email protected].

For further information about the work of APTRA please consult www.aptra.asia or contact [email protected]


bout APTRA

APTRA is the trade association for the duty free and travel retail industry in the Asia Pacific region, serving all members and the industry to help grow the business and protect it when challenges arise.

  • Through technology-led initiatives, seminars and conferences, APTRA serves to facilitate contact between members;
  • Through bespoke training initiatives, APTRA is building the industry’s brand as a highly professional, caring and responsible retail channel;
  • Through intensive consumer and market research, APTRA provides a solid knowledge bank, bringing valuable, actionable data relevant to all sectors;
  • Through regular communication, APTRA seeks to spread awareness and knowledge about the industry and the importance of travel retail for governments, airports, airlines and related businesses;
  • Through regional monitoring, and in collaboration with member companies and trade associations in other parts of the world, APTRA is constantly on the alert for new challenges where its advocacy on behalf of the industry is needed with national governments and policy-makers in order to safeguard and grow the business of all concerned.

The geographical area covered by APTRA includes countries in Eastern Asia, South Eastern Asia, South Central Asia and Oceania.



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