INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt eZine – Travel Retail’s Lookbook. We bring you extensive coverage of The Moodies Awards, which underline the collective leap forward in vision and execution that the industry has seen recently in social and digital media and marketing.
The Moodies celebrate best practice in these areas among the airport and wider travel retail community, with a record number of entries received in 2019.
Ahead of a special Forum and Awards event on 15 July in London dedicated to The Moodies, we profile the winners and present the judges’ comments in words, videos and images.
Elsewhere in this issue, the cruise business is the focus of a special report. Cruise lines have become increasingly interesting to global travel retailers, with Gebr Heinemann dedicating extra resources to the channel and Dufry also refocusing efforts. Larger established players such as Starboard Cruise Services and Harding Retail are also battling it out for greater market share. We interview some of the leading players and assess the latest growth trends.
An airport reborn features in our regular Sense of Place column, while Duty Calls is dedicated to marine conservation.
In The Foodie Report, we see how this year’s Channel Your Inner Chef competition at Chicago O’Hare International put airport food & beverage in the spotlight. And courtesy of a guest column we ask how the travel F&B sector needs to evolve and improve.
Please enjoy this edition of The Moodie Davitt eZine with our compliments.