INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt eZine, Travel Retail’s Lookbook.
In this edition we turn the spotlight on some exciting recent campaigns delivered by China Duty Free Group and leading suppliers – who are placing their faith (and investment) in the recovery of the Chinese travel retail business. That is accompanied by ForwardKeys’ latest numbers and commentary on the rebound of the China domestic market.
Through data & analysis from York Aviation, we also take a deep dive into the potential impact of the UK government decision to axe airport tax free sales from 1 January. It represents compelling but grim reading for UK airports, travel retailers and the wider industry, as efforts to reverse the decision continue.
We look at the rhythm of reopenings – still slow and unsteady – across the world, and at the early tentative steps to bring the cruise industry back to life, led by MSC Cruises and its pioneering health protocols.
In this issue we also feature our Sight Lines eZine, dedicated to the airport advertising channel, along with our regular Sense of Place and Positive Disruptors columns, plus the views of brand owners on the future of the burgeoning wellbeing category in travel retail.
Please enjoy this edition of The Moodie Davitt eZine with our compliments.