INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the March 2018 edition of Moodie Davitt Interactive, our fusion of print and digital formats. This issue coincides with the Summit of the Americas in Orlando, which begins on Sunday.
In this edition we are on location at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, where DFASS and CBI Retail Ventures recently opened an outstanding new travel retail environment – one that combines digitalisation, local flavour and superb brand executions.
We also bring you a major interview with Miami International Airport, as the company opens up on plans to rethink its concessions programme. It aims to transform the consumer offer and introduce the “latest and greatest” commercial ideas from around the world.
In another big airport interview, we speak with GRU Airport about the changing commercial face of São Paulo Guarulhos, and report on a flurry of recent retail and F&B openings.
As the Summit of the Americas begins, we speak to ASUTIL Secretary-General José Luis Donagaray and IAADFS President & CEO Michael Payne about the show’s updated format and about the wider mood among the region’s travel retailers.
We also hear the views of leading players in the regional market, including Dufry and Motta Internacional, about the climate for business today.
This edition also features a Middle East report, plus an insight into the latest luxury travel food concept introduced by Caviar House & Prunier.
Please enjoy this edition and the Interactive elements that appear in its pages.