Moments in time
Dazzling dancing in Dubai: Dubai Duty Free’s Chinese New Year celebrations in 2019 were vibrant and colourful. The Sindy Zou dance group performed Silk Road, a traditional Chinese dance, in Terminal 3 at DXB (Dubai International). The vibrancy of Lunar New Year celebrations extended throughout our industry, which we marked in a special edition of The Moodie Davitt eZine.
Roaring round the world: The Moodie Davitt Report provided exclusive coverage of Wild Tiger’s epic Roar Trip, one of travel retail’s boldest CSR initiatives. Gautom Menon and Paul George Vedanayagam’s adventure spanned 25 countries in support of tiger conservation.
Grabbing life by the horns: Puig Travel Retail encouraged Barcelona El Prat Airport passengers to ‘Live the Legend’ as it launched Paco Rabanne’s latest Invictus and Olympéa Legend fragrances. The activation had elements of the very best channel campaigns: consumer-centric activities, a new digital fragrance experience, social media and an impossible-to-miss centrepiece.
A phygital playground: At a striking pop-up in Hong Kong, Lancôme Travel Retail Asia Pacific celebrated the ten-year anniversary in 2019 of its Advanced Génifique serum, inviting guests to discover the benefits of microbiome science through playful ‘retailtainment’ zones. Digital highlights of the world’s first Microbiome Hub, at T Galleria Beauty by DFS at Hysan Place, Causeway Bay, included a 3D digital Génifique billboard and a 2.5 metre-high LED Génifique bottle.
Wishing well: When Changi Airport Group unveiled the spectacular lifestyle destination Jewel Changi Airport in April 2019, it was one of the openings of the year. In fact, make that openings of the century. World-class shopping and dining blends seamlessly with lush greenery and a dazzling array of attractions. One of those is the HSBC Rain Vortex – the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, as pictured here. The photo was taken during The Moodie Davitt Report Duty Calls Charity Dinner, in which the travel retail industry came together to raise over a quarter of a million US Dollars on behalf of Southeast Asian children’s charity Friends-International.
Natural world: Helsinki Airport operator Finavia unveiled a new central plaza called Aukio, which serves as the fulcrum for the airport’s long-haul traffic passengers and therefore in Finavia’s eyes, is a key platform to showcase Finland. That dedication to Sense of Place is manifested in both the décor and the shops at Aukio and particularly with this huge, curved, brilliant video wall displaying scenes of Finnish nature.
Trumpets sound at Trinity: The 2019 Trinity Forum in Doha, Qatar, was a spectacular and memorable occasion – from the many powerful speaker presentations to a dazzling social programme that culminated in an unforgettable Gala Dinner featuring a headline performance from pop superstar Jason Derulo.
Daxing flies high: The Chinese flag flies regally high above the extraordinarily expansive architectural masterpiece that is Daxing International Airport. The Beijing gateway, inaugurated in September 2019, is layered over four levels, offering spectacular panoramas, magnificent architecture and artworks, and plentiful natural light.
The Estée Lauder Holiday Exhibition: The official opening on 14 December 2019 was attended by Estée Lauder Global Spokesmodel Yang Mi, as well as representatives from both The Estée Lauder Companies and China Duty Free Group. The Moodie Davitt Report was the exclusive trade media in attendance.
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