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INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine. In late 2019, Paris will witness the reincarnation of one of its most revered institutions, the famous La Samaritaine. And DFS, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, is at the heart of the revival.

The company will open its first department store in Paris there, a 20,000sq m commercial linchpin of an ambitious multi-purpose development.

We speak to DFS Chairman & CEO Philippe Schaus and Region President Europe & Middle East Eléonore de Boysson about their aspirations for the project.

Elsewhere in the issue, we present the latest spectacular images and videos from Jewel Changi Airport, which is scheduled to open in 2019, and an exclusive interview with NARS Cosmetics Founder and Creative Director François Nars.

In The Foodie Report, Pragma Managing Director, Airports, Travel & Commercial Spaces Alex Avery explores the revolution taking place in airport food & beverage. “F&B is one of the most obvious and effective ways a destination can provide a unique, differentiated experience,” he writes.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has unveiled a stunning new flagship restaurant at Gatwick Airport – The Diner – which he says will “totally up the game in airport food”. We assess the new opening.

You’ll also find our special sections on Sense of Place, The Front Line, The Travel Retail World INVU and more besides in these pages.

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