At the recent Global Traveler (GT) US Awards held at The Peninsula Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, Dubai Duty Free cemented its place as one of the favourites when it won the “Best Duty Free Shops” award for the tenth consecutive year and, as a result, was inducted in to the GT Hall of Fame.
Organised by the publisher of the US-based magazine Global Traveler, Dubai Duty Free came out top in the annual GT Tested Reader Survey, which asks frequent business travellers to name the best in a variety of travel-related categories, including duty free. The survey attracted more than 22,000 responses and was conducted between January to August this year.
Introduced in 2013, the Global Traveler US Awards Hall of Fame includes winners who have won the same GT Tested Reader Survey award for 10 consecutive years. Dubai Duty Free became the only duty free in the Global Traveler Hall of Fame.
Commenting on the Global Traveler Award, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free said, “We are very honoured to win the “Best Duty Free Shops” award for 10 consecutive years and to be inducted in the Global Traveler US Award Hall of Fame. We thank the readers of the Global Traveler magazine for once again voting for Dubai Duty Free for being the very best of the best”.
Over the past 13 years, Global Traveler’s consistent, unbiased reporting is among the most highly regarded in the industry and has grown to honor more travel-related categories, including airlines, hotels, loyalty programs, credit cards and travel-related products in more than 80 categories.
Dubai Duty Free’s Senior Vice President for Marketing, Sinead El Sibai, received the award in Los Angeles on behalf of the operation.