INTERNATIONAL. As Buyers & Brands Bonanza Month continues through November at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo, visitors from Dufry and Edrington have won the first in a series of sought-after weekly prizes.

Dufry P&C Category Supervisor Selda Peker Kocatas, who is based on Turkey, has won a US$250 Qatar Duty Free shopping voucher after a prize draw of visitors who have attended so far this month.

As reported, Qatar Duty Free, Diamond Partner at the Virtual Travel Retail Expo, is offering a weekly voucher to this amount for any delegate who visits our profiled exhibitors (see below) plus the Qatar Duty Free/Hamad International Airport experience zone. More prizes will be awarded in coming weeks.

At month end, all visitors who attend during November will go into a draw for a return business class flight to Doha from any Qatar Airways location in the world – the top prize in a series of incentives.

The Virtual Expo remains open to travel retail industry visitors throughout November, with a series of attractive prizes on offer

Charities are the focus of an extra incentive from The Moodie Davitt Report. Each visitor’s name goes into a weekly draw, for which the prize is a US$500 donation to the winner’s chosen charity.

Edrington Global Travel Retail Regional Managing Director Jeremy Speirs has won the first of our draws for this prize, and can nominate his chosen charity as recipient.

As reported, the show which began with an Expo week and live Knowledge Hub and Experience Arena programmes on 11-15 October, continues with the ‘Buyers & Brands Bonanza Month’ festival throughout November.

Each working day of November, different exhibitors enjoy a complimentary high-profile editorial promotion on The Moodie Davitt, while the digital festival sees a host of site visit incentives, competitions and prizes on offer. Go to our home page for the latest profiled exhibitors.

Additionally, all sessions from the highly successful Knowledge Hub and Experience Arena are being replayed constantly ‘On Demand’ throughout the month to maximise engagement.

Registration (go to is complimentary throughout the bonus month for anyone involved in the travel retail industry. Please note you cannot access the Expo without registration, and all delegates must be verified as connected with the sector.

The Virtual Travel Retail Expo platform has been further streamlined with a much-enhanced and speedier log-in procedure, improved video loading speeds and continued navigational improvements.

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) Vice President Operations Thabet Musleh welcomes visitors to the extraordinary Hamad International Airport and QDF experience

Powerful distributors such as The SEVA Group (Wines, Spirits & Beer Hall); independent service specialists such as Au Couer du Luxe, One Red Kite, TW.O (2.0 & Partners), Spark Group of Companies; multi-national brand houses such as Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Philip Morris International; and beauty houses such as Filorga and L’Occitane all offer a striking digital presence at the Expo across this month

The Expo is seeing some fantastically innovative virtual stands from Campari (above), Whyte & Mackay (below) and many others

Visitors to the Expo can discover the extraordinary CDFG City (above) and learn about China Duty Free Group’s plans for 2022 and beyond. They can also meet many of Hainan’s travel retailers (existing and future) and service companies in the Hainan Discovery zone (below).