About Us

Paccaya Resources is a specialist advisory firm working mainly with airport industry clients to improve strategic direction and commercial performance of their businesses.


Paccaya’s clients are mainly large international airports, and also travel retailers, luxury brands and food & beverage operators.


Paccaya Resources is based in Hong Kong and its team operates globally, particularly in Asia and the Middle East.

Our Expertise

Paccaya’s growing team has over a century of work experience in airports, mainly in the areas of audit & analysis, human resource management, retail operation, food & beverage, business strategic improvement, concession planning, etc.

The development of Strategy for luxury brands to advance in the global travel retail industry. Strategic reviews including that of retail operators, locations of opportunity, industry promotion plans, where to source industry information, etc.

The development of airport business opportunities particularly for retailers and F&B operators, with a specialist focus on Asia and the Middle East. Where are the opportunities, what are airports looking for, developing relationship with key decision makers, etc.

Our Team


Andrew Ford’s 30+ year career has mainly been in the travel retail industry with many years spent at Allied Domecq developing luxury spirit & wines, as the CEO of the duty-free industry’s global Tax Free World Association (TFWA), and latterly as Vice President, Global Business Development for DFS Group in Hong Kong.


Andrew has a deep understanding of the duty-free industry and its importance in generating value for tourism economies and their airports. He has extensive work experience developing business for luxury brands, food & beverage operators, duty free retailers globally and in particular Asia and the Middle East. He has been a board member of the Middle East Africa Duty Free Association, Airports Council International (ACI) Asia Pacific, an executive board member of PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association), and is currently President of APTRA (Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association).


Members of the Paccaya team together have over a century of experience in retail, duty free, aviation, and financial services. A very mobile team, members are based in Asia and Europe and work on projects globally.

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