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INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine. With our unique annual guide to the world’s top 25 travel retailers set to appear shortly, we feature selected highlights from one of our most eagerly awaited features of the year.

Key influences on this year’s rankings (based on final 2016 sales figures) include surging outbound travel and spending among Chinese consumers, further industry consolidation and expansion of the concessions base among some of the big industry players. Final rankings will appear soon in the July edition of Moodie Davitt Interactive, our blend of print & digital formats.

In this e-Zine we also assess the fallout from the latest turbulent developments in South Korea’s duty free market. The Board of Audit and Inspection’s accusation that Korea Customs Service unfairly discriminated against Lotte Duty Free in the assessment of downtown duty free licences in 2015 has prompted a prosecutors’ investigation.

Elsewhere, Pragma Managing Director, Airports, Travel & Commercial Spaces Alex Avery explains how airports are learning to embrace a changing world and to place customer experience at the heart of their concept and design.

A virtual reality distillery tour, a beautiful summer activation and a wheelchair sports exchange programme feature in our regular look at the industry’s best new launches, campaigns, activations and openings.

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