INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the May 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 TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore, we bring you special on location reports from two of Asia’s most exciting travel retail markets, South Korea and Japan.

Martin Moodie speaks to Lotte Duty Free CEO Kap Lee about his vision for the duty free powerhouse in a world first interview. Hotel Shilla President of Travel Retail Division In-gyu Han discusses a ‘New Retail’ model as the company builds on its strong position at home and extends its footprint overseas.

We bring you many more in-depth interviews from the world’s biggest duty free market, featuring Shinsegae Duty Free, Entas Duty Free, Hyundai Department Store Duty Free, Incheon International Airport Corporation and Korean Air, as well as our own comment and analysis.

Dermot Davitt visits Japan, one of Asia’s great travel, tourism and travel retail hotspots as surging visitor arrivals buoy the business.

In this report, Narita International Airport Corporation sets out an ambitious commercial vision for the next three years, while subsidiary NAA Retailing reveals the latest concept under its FaSoLa brand at Narita International Terminal 1.

At Tokyo Haneda Airport, duty free retailer JATCo expands one of the largest stores in Japanese airport duty free, amid plans for a big expansion of international flights next year.

We bring you the latest from Kansai International as the airport bounces back from last year’s typhoon-related closure, and we carry interviews covering the major downtown duty free stores in the capital.

You’ll find another on location report, from the Philippines, as we examine the impact of growing Chinese tourism to the country and assess some key projects that are helping travel retail reach a new standard. And we bring you the views of China Duty Free Group and CNSC about the changing dynamics of the China travel market.

In a major feature, Gebr Heinemann CEO Max Heinemann talks about priorities and principles as the fifth generation takes over leadership of the Hamburg-based travel retailer and distributor.

There’s much more too, including the latest in our Category Insight series of supplements, this time dedicated to premium spirits & wines.