November 2018

Editor’s Desk

Picking out the positives

The Presidential view

MEADFA President Haitham Al Majali sounds an upbeat note about the regional business as the 2018 Conference begins

Proud past, bright future

Phoenicia Aer Rianta Company Chairman Mohamed Zeidan says the retailer’s investments in stores and marketing can help it overcome current airport-related constraints on the traveller experience

Multinational might

Aer Rianta International-Middle East CEO Nuno Amaral assesses a big year of openings and expansion for the company, with more in the pipeline

Regional power

Dubai Duty Free is heading for another big milestone, as upgraded shopping environments and additional space push it towards US$2 billion in annual sales

Maturing in Morocco

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of IDFS Morocco; President Christopher Tantoco discusses progress in 2018 and exciting plans ahead amid a “refocusing” of the business

Forward at the frontier

Border shop specialist Jordanian Duty Free Shops is diversifying into new channels in its home market, explains Founder
Haitham Al Majali

Looking skywards

Emirates Airline on its upgraded inflight retail offer, the role of digital and engaging consumers in new ways onboard

Eyeing expansion

Iraq Duty Free has bolstered its Baghdad Airport operations with improved retail environments, and is seeking new channels of business

Global leader

Dufry Group takes its next steps forward in key markets Kuwait, Jordan and Sharjah

The next generation

Analysis of online travel spending among Muslim Millennials, an exciting growth market

History in the making

Muscat International Airport was officially inaugurated on 11 November and The Moodie Davitt Report was on location for the historic national event. We explore the new facility and the highlights of the retail offer, led by Muscat Duty Free, and speak to key figures about the significance of the Grand Opening.

The Moodie Davitt Report • The Online Magazine • Category Insight • October 2018