The Moodie Davitt Report -The Moodie Davitt Report

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the Moodie Davitt eZine, the Travel Retail LookBook. In this edition, we hear from a range of perspectives on how the recovery is taking shape in the travel ecosystem.

We discuss with Franck Mereyde, newly appointed Chairman of the Management Board of TAV Airports, the turnaround, strategy and recent performance of the Turkish airport group. He talks about the role of sales, major projects planned on the network, and the importance of sustainability and digitalization in the airport world.

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At Heathrow Airport, as passenger numbers increase after a long period of slump, the pace of store openings is picking up. We’re on hand at T5 for one of the latest of these, a new InMotion store. We get the outlook on the consumer technology category from WHSmith Travel managing director Andrew Harrison.

Last week we also witnessed the opening of Air-One, the world’s first fully operational hub for electric flying taxis and drones, which is attracting great interest in the industry. Urban-Air Port Chief Retail Officer Keith Hunter and Chief Hospitality Officer Nick Goddard-Palmer explain how travel retail and F&B brands can embark on a revolutionary new form of eco-friendly travel.

The maritime retail channel is also restarting after two years in port for most of the world’s cruise lines. We visit Celebrity Beyondon which Celebrity Cruises and its partner Starboard Cruise Services are committed to adding a new dimension to luxury shopping at sea.

You’ll find much more in this edition, including our selection of eye-catching launches and campaigns across the travel retail industry.