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By: Staff Writer
Posted: 11/22/2015 2:34 PM
A pioneer of Canada’s duty free industry will be commemorated later this year when he is inducted into the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame.
Michael Resch, who in Emerson began the country’s first duty-free shop not in an airport, is one of two inductees this year to be honoured at the national tourism congress in Ottawa on Dec. 2. He owns the Emerson Duty Free Shop.
Running the longest operating duty free in Canadian history, Resch assisted the Canada Border Services Agency in developing the duty free customer regulations/liquor license program in Manitoba.
He founded the Frontier Duty Free Association, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month.
Resch lobbied the federal government to implement the Visitor Rebate Program, a tourism incentive to U.S. visitors that has since been discontinued.
He has participated in various tourism initiatives designed to promote Manitoba and Emerson across the border in North Dakota and Minnesota.
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