Travel retailer Dufry has extended its duty-free concession at La Romana International Airport in the Dominican Republic by a decade.

Dufry has held the duty-free concession at La Romana for 14 years, with the new contract running from January 2022 to December 2032. La Romana welcomes around 400,000 travellers a year, mainly from the US, Canada and the Ukraine, and the extension will enable Dufry to continue developing the 305m2 retail space.

The Basel-based company’s presence in the Dominican Republic includes duty-free operations at several other international airports, including Santo Domingo, Santiago, Puerto Plata and Samaná.

Luis Emilio Rodriguez Amiama, general manager of La Romana International Airport & Seaport, added: “For years, Dufry has been a key partner in the development of our La Romana airport and seaport. Being owners and operators of a private airport, we have experienced many challenges and thanks to our travel retail partner’s expertise and continued professionalism, we have achieved solutions and improvements for the benefit of our clients, our employees and our business.

“Hence, we are proud to announce the renewal of our long-standing cooperation with Dufry for an additional 10 years. It is a privilege to maintain this partnership with a world-class travel retailer like Dufry.