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Thailand King Power Duty Free, World’s Leading Airport Duty Free Operator 2018


Thailand’s King Power Duty Free has won the world’s ultimate accolade for travel, tourism and hospitality industry excellence, voted ‘World’s Leading Airport Duty Free Operator 2018 in the 25th World Travel Awards.

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King Power Duty Free triumphed ahead of than a hundred duty free operators worldwide including shortlisted finalists China Duty Free Group, Hong Kong’s DFS, Dubai Duty Free, Swiss-based Dufry, Duty Free Americas, Germany’s Heinemann Duty Free, France’s Lagardere Travel Retail, and South Korea’s Lotte Duty Free and The Shilla Duty Free.

“The award strengthens Thailand’s tourism image as a world class destination while underlining the outstanding capability of a Thai company,” said King Power Group CEO, Mr Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha. “King Power is proud to be Thai and committed to the national travel retail business, setting a new benchmark for world-class duty free shopping experience.”

Operated by King Power International, King Power Duty Free was earlier voted Asia’s Leading Airport Duty Free Operator 2018 in the regional finals of the World Travel Awards.

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World Travel Award was established in 1993 to annually acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today the brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence, voted by travel, tourism and consumer trade executives.

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