UK Travel Retail Forum

The leading membership organisation for the UK’s travel retail industry.

UKTRF’s principal remit is to promote the travel, travel retail, aviation and duty-free industries, and respond to legislative and regulatory provisions likely to impact these sectors. The Forum has been an influential voice for the industry since its foundation in 2000.

UKTRF has long been an excellent forum for businesses with a stake in international travel to network and engage with industry peers.

Current members include airports and other travel hubs, producers, retailers, hospitality & food and beverage outlets.

If you are a business or fellow association with commercial operations in the travel, aviation or travel retail industries, you could become a member today.

Current Advocacy Positions

Duty-Free on Arrival

Duty-Free on Arrival Since Brexit, UKTRF has been leading the industry-wide campaign for the introduction of duty-free on arrival stores in the UK.The decision to reinstate duty-free shopping and increase inbound personal allowances upon the UK’s departure from the European Union has proven extremely popular with consumers. In our first

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13 April 2023

Disruptive Passengers – One Too Many Campaign & Industry Code of Conduct

Disruptive Passengers - One Too Many Campaign The One Too Many campaign is a cross-industry campaign led by the UK Travel Retail Forum (UKTRF), the Airport Operators Association (AOA), Airlines UK and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It was launched in 2018 and promotes the personal and legal consequences

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12 April 2023

Tax-Free Shopping

Tax-Free Shopping Since 2021, UKTRF has worked cross-industry to make the case for a reversal of the decision to remove the VATRES and end airside tax-free shopping. It also led the campaign to stop the imminent decision to remove tax-free shopping for international tourists in the run up to the

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10 April 2023

UKTRF has over 50 members, growing rapidly in recent times.

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