INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt e-Zine – Travel Retail’s Lookbook. In this issue, we present a special preview of our eagerly anticipated Top 25 Travel Retailers report, which will appear in full in our Interactive & Print editions later this month.
Here, we reveal the Top 5 and bring you edited highlights of our commentary on each player. Top spot is once again taken by Dufry, but there has been some movement in the Top 5 with Lagardère Travel Retail on the rise after posting full-year managed sales of €3,917 million.
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Elsewhere in this issue we present a special airline report. Air Asia’s Tony Fernandes discusses the airline’s new digital marketplace, which connects international travellers with airport, high street and local specialist retailers. We also assess the potential impact of Airbus and Boeing’s latest long-term forecasts, and profile onboard digital service provider MiniMe-Labs and its Flying Plaza solution.
Our Airports as Artports column takes us to Hamad International Airport in Doha as we review its stunning collection of art installations. In Sense of Place, we salute Dufry’s destination merchandise store at São Paulo International Airport, which offers an eclectic array of Brazilian products within themed city neighbourhoods.
We are also on location at Hong Kong International Airport for the Grand Opening of Heinemann Asia Pacific’s Sweet Dreams confectionery stores.
Please enjoy this edition of the new-look Moodie Davitt e-Zine with our compliments.