About Me

My name is Mick Dawidowicz, and I’m the person behind shoppair.com.

I’m a long term veteran of the Duty Free business, both as an executive with a major supplier – Philip Morris, where I was responsible for global strategy and business development – and as an entrepreneur with shoppair trying to sell e-commerce solutions to airports and airlines.  I like to flatter myself that I know this business inside and out.

Over the years, I’ve often been frustrated at the amount of misinformation out there about Duty Free, both online and in the popular media.  Most of it’s rather general and simplistic, but more likely negative, usually inaccurate, often misleading, and always incomplete.

So I finally decided to do something about it by converting shoppair.com into an online guide to help travellers like you understand what Duty Free, Travel Retail, and Tax Free are all about and to help you make smart buying decisions when you travel – whatever your nationality.

This site is a work in progress, so I’d be happy to hear from you – whether it’s questions, comments, suggestions, or any shopping experiences you’ve had, whether good or bad.  Email me at getintouch@shoppair.com.  I try to answer all my emails promptly.

I’m based in the Lake Geneva area of Switzerland.