INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest edition of The Moodie Davitt Report Online Magazine, in a format that embraces the power and potential of the digital platform.
In this issue, which appears in hard copy at the Summit of the Americas in Orlando, we carry a special focus on the Americas market.
We examine the progress of Miami-based 3Sixty as it aims to disrupt the industry on the ground and in the air.
We paid a recent visit to three of Duty Free Americas’ key airports and spent time in the company of owners the Falic family over a fascinating few days. We speak to them about their plans for investment and expansion. [An extended version appears in the latest issue of our eZine Spotlight series, which can be accessed here.]
We also place an emphasis on the growing cruise channel in this edition, through the eyes of Costa Cruises and partner Starboard Cruise Services. On a visit to the launch of the new Costa Venezia in Italy, we saw first-hand just how the offer and environment is being tailored directly to Chinese travellers.
There is more cruise coverage in this edition, including an interview with Harding Retail.
We also carry updates on the big retail and commercial projects at Miami Airport, we speak to International Shoppes about its New York JFK T1 upgrades, and Motta Internacional reports on its expansion at Tocumen Airport and beyond.
We also bring you an opinion piece from Dan Cappell, one of the airport commercial industry’s most experienced figures. Now working with aviation consultancy Leigh Fisher, he offers his insights into the world of US airports and the challenges facing airport concessions today.
Plus we report from Dubai on the ambitious vision that drove the creation of new airport brand DXB.
Please enjoy this March edition with our compliments.