7 May 2019 Issue 260

5-9 Travel retail highlights

Enter a dazzling pink city and an excitement-filled fantasy world in our regular look at the industry’s best new launches, activations and openings.

10-18 Cruise retail: Special report

The cruise business is growing and has become increasingly interesting to global travel retailers. We assess the market in a special report, featuring interviews with MSC Cruises, Heinemann and Starboard Cruise Services.

19-27 The Moodies 2019

The Moodies awards celebrate best practice in social, digital media & marketing among the airport and wider travel retail community. We profile this year’s winners.

29 Paradise reborn

Sense of Place is at the heart of the design and offer of the new-look Shimojishima Airport on Japan’s Miyako Islands – where commercial flights have returned after 25 years.

31 Airports as Artports

Artist Arina Labikova’s new exhibition at Moscow Domodedovo Airport aims to take travellers on a journey of personal transformation.

33 Travel Retail’s Positive Disruptors

eSIM is heralded as new technology which is set to revolutionise travellers’ interaction with networks through their mobile handsets.

35 Duty Calls

Gebr Heinemann is forging ahead with its support of marine wildlife protection organisation OceanCare through a pay-for bags initiative.

36 The Front Line

“One should be compassionate towards others to be able to respect individuality, cultural differences and values at work,” says Dubai Duty Free’s May Aquino.

38-48 The Foodie Report

This year’s Channel Your Inner Chef competition at Chicago O’Hare International put airport food & beverage in the spotlight. Does the sector need to move out of its comfort zone to improve?

We also assess PAI Partners’ potential acquisition of Areas and look ahead to FAB 2019 in Dallas.

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Jason Holland


Design and production

Ray Heath

Declan Moodie


Kevin Rozario

Mark Lane

Colleen Morgan


Irene Revilla


Vice President Sales & Events

Sarah Genest


Advertisement Director

Claire Wates


Chief Technology Officer

Matt Willey


Chief Administrative Officer

Victoria Bowskill


President & Editorial Director

Dermot Davitt


Founder & Chairman

Martin Moodie



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The Moodie Davitt eZine | Issue 260 | 7 May 2019