15 January 2019 Issue 255

5-9 Travel retail highlights

A new eco-friendly trend, a powerful in-store and social media campaign, and an innovative airline boutique feature in our regular look at the industry’s best new launches, activations and openings.

10 A new phase

In the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Hamad International Airport is gearing up for an ambitious third-stage development. Chief Operating Officer Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer reveals all about the project and the consumer-focused philosophy that underpins it.

12 Bacardi’s inner spirit

“Let’s not talk about today, let’s talk about the next 100 years.” Meet Bacardi CEO Mahesh Madhavan, who is bringing a long-term, innovation-focused and stability-based energy to the spirits giant. And travel retail is high among his priorities.

14 Sense of Place

China Duty Free Group’s revamped duty free store at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport has been designed to showcase the city’s charms to the world.

16 Airports as Artports

Chicago's airports have long served as a canvas for the city's public arts programme. The diverse collection on display at O'Hare International is viewed by millions of travellers each year.

18 Duty Calls

An ambitious and innovative Ever Rich Duty Free charity scheme helped support disadvantaged Taiwanese families over Christmas.

20 The Front Line

Asael Gomez Leon says he has discovered skills that he did not believe he had while working for Dufry at Cancún International.

22 Stock Watch

Could widespread global uncertainty over economic conditions in 2019 make Dufry an attractive stock bet in 2019?

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Jason Holland


Design and production

Ray Heath

Declan Moodie


Hannah Lewis

Colleen Morgan

Kevin Rozario

Vice President Sales & Events

Sarah Genest


Advertisement Director

Claire Wates


Publisher and Head of Sales

Irene Revilla


Chief Technology Officer

Matt Willey


Chief Administrative Officer

Victoria Bowskill


President & Editorial Director

Dermot Davitt


Founder & Chairman

Martin Moodie



The Moodie Davitt eZine | Issue 255 | 15 January 2019