INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the October edition of Moodie Davitt Interactive – our fusion of print and digital titles – brought to you as delegates gather for the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

The digital version you can access here is not just an online replica of print but also includes dynamic elements such as video, podcasts and even offers multimedia advertising opportunities, which a growing number of our partners are taking advantage of.

Hard copies are available at the Cannes show, along with our Category Insight supplement, which is dedicated to luxury goods in travel retail.

Our cover story in this issue tells a tale of recent transformation at Sydney Airport, whose new-look consumer and commercial environment touches greatness in parts. Martin Moodie toured the International Terminal in the company of General Manager Retail Glyn Williams and his team. There, he found “an airport luxury offer like no other in the world, a series of Australia firsts, a vast duty free emporium of at times thrilling class and a food & beverage offer that puts all the stereotypes about airport food to shame”.

We’re on location in other exciting travel retail markets too. As Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 prepares to open its doors, we take a tour of the spectacular new facility.

We also visit Split, Dubrovnik and Tivat airports in southern Europe amid a time of change and flux, and we’re in Russia as RegStaer marks a special anniversary, and as arrivals duty free is set to alter the trading landscape in this vital country for the business.

In this extensive edition, we also speak to Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin, who talks travellers, trading and taxes as the company continues to invest for the future.

We assess big changes at DFS Group, as Chairman & CEO Philippe Schaus departs for a new high-profile LVMH role, and his predecessor Ed Brennan returns in a transitionary role.

At Amsterdam Schiphol, the reopened Holland Boulevard presents a welcoming mix of Dutch-themed art, education and entertainment; Director of Consumer Products & Services Tanja Dik puts the ambitious project in the context of wider commercial development.

There is much more besides in this Cannes edition, as well as in our accompanying Category Insight – whose cover story is devoted to Duty Free Philippines’ ambitious DFP LUXE project.

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