Milestones

Duty Free Philippines has won recognition for its outstanding performance in the global duty free industry. Among the awards and citations received are the following:

1987
**Ranked 36th in Impact Magazine's Top 100 Duty Free Operators in its Wine and Spirits Survey.
**Nominated as "Best Duty Free Operator of the Year" in the Frontier
Marketing Awards."

1988
**Cited in the "Best Industry Recovery of the Year" award by Time Magazine.
**Nominated by Frontier Marketing Awards in the "Best Marketing Campaign" Category for Travelite.

1989
**Cited as one of the Asian duty free retailers with the best prices by the International Traveler's Magazine.
**Winner: "Airport Duty Free Retailer of the Year" at the Frontier Marketing Awards.

1991
**Winner: "Best Retail Marketing Program" at the Frontier Marketing Awards.

1991
**Ranked 17th among the World's Top 20 Duty Free Operators.
**Finalist in the "Best Marketing Operations" Category by the World's Executive Digest Management Awards.
**Winner: "Lindt Asia-Pacific Distributor of the Year"

1992
**Won the "Best Sales Award" given by EFFEM, Asia-Pacific distributor of M&Ms, Mars and Snickers Chocolates
**Winner: "Lindt Asia-Pacific Distributor of the Year". For the second consecutive year, DFP has evolved as the title-holder of this contest in chocolates and confectionery retail.

1993
**Cited by United Distillers (maker and distributor of Johnnie Walker line of scotch whisky worldwide) for posting the largest sales increase among similar outlets in the region. Also in recognition of successful innovative marketing programs that have tremendously boosted sales.
**Winner: "Lindt Asia-Pacific Distributor of the Year" for the third time.

1994
**Won the following awards for "Babalik Ka Rin", ad campaign for DFP's Balikbayan Program:
**Anvil Award: Outstanding Public Relations Program directed at Special Audiences Community.
**Awit Awards: Best Produced Record of the Year, Best Song of the Year and Best Engineered Recording.
**Catholic Mass Media Awards: Best Original Pop Music
**Nominated at the Pacific Asia Travel Association Gold Awards (PATA) in the Electronic Media Travel Advertisement Category.
**Cited for "Outstanding Manpower Development Program" by the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) for its Kabuhayan Shopping Program.

1995
**Finalist at the Cannes' Frontier Awards for "Best Marketing Campaign by a Retailer" Category.

1996
**Bronze Medalist in the New York Advertising and Marketing Effectiveness International Awards for its Kabuhayan Shopping Program.

1997
**Philippine Catholic Mass Media Awards: "Best Ad of the Year" for its 'Dad' Anti-drug TV commercial.

1998
**Raven Fox Awardee for "Best Food and Confectionery Travel Retailer in Asia/Pacific" and "Best Gifts Travel Retailer in Asia/Pacific"
**Ranked 3rd in the Top 30 duty free outlets (based on sales) in Asia/Pacific listing of Duty Free News International.

1999
**Ranked 13th in the World's Top 50 Duty Free Airport Shops for 1999 (based on actual & estimated retail sales in US$ millions) in Generation AB's Best & Most 2000.

2002
**Won the "Highly Commended Award for Best Travel Retailer Operating in a Single Country in Asia-Pacific" during the Raven Fox Awards for Travel Retail Excellence.