The Duty Free Philippines recently opened its new store at the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo.
Duty Free store is considered as among the developments in Iloilo City that showed the city’s business attraction and thrust of big time investors, according to Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.
Iloilo International Airport is the gateway of thousands of tourists visiting the city of Iloilo.
Mabilog also said in the previous report of Iloilo Metropolitan Times, the expansion of Duty Free will create opportunities, giving the travelers on long-haul routes the convenience with one-transit-stop-shop to purchase imported products.
Earlier this year, the representatives from Duty Free Philippines visited Iloilo and they confirmed business expansion in the metro.
Calle Real and the Mandurriao district were among the three major business areas prospected as possible site.
The Hong Kong and Singapore direct flights catered by the Iloilo International Airport impelled the Duty Free Philippines to venture in the metro.
Duty free has outlets in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Arrival Outlet Terminal 1, NAIA Departure Outlet Terminal 1, NAIA Arrival Outlet Terminal 2, NAIA Departure Outlet Terminal 2, Mactan, Cebu International Airport, Cebu Waterfront, SM City Cebu, Davao, and Laoag International Airport. IMT