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INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine. We are on location at Zürich Airport for the opening of Air – Autogrill’s new restaurant concept which captures the excitement of flying and travel.

It combines restaurants, a bakery, a bar and an open air terrace as stunning design features reference the beauty of airports and aircraft.

“You just have to open your eyes walking through an airport – it is like walking through a field of flowers,” says designer Roger Copeland. “Air is a replication of the airport and the apron, and we have picked the best flowers. The project was about putting all of these inspirational ideas together to create a great product and to tell a story. Air gives travellers a sense that they are where they want to be.”

During last month’s MEADFA Conference, Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Cidambi engaged in an insightful dialogue onstage with The Moodie Davitt Report President Dermot Davitt. The pair discussed Dubai Duty Free’s resurgence in 2017 and examined regional challenges, including e-commerce and legislative updates. We present the highlights.

We also bring you The Moodie Davitt Report 2018 Car Parking Report. It analyses the latest trends and challenges surrounding parking innovation, customer service and loyalty, competition and premium services and pricing.

Finally, we take our regular look at travel retail’s best new launches, activations and openings and present a round-up of the most eye-catching videos related to the industry.

Please enjoy this edition of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine with our compliments.