INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt eZine, Travel Retail’s LookBook. In this edition we carry a series of interviews from the travel retail hotspot of Dubai as travel rebounds and business accelerates.
Martin Moodie was on location recently as two LVMH-owned houses, Givenchy and Glenmorangie, joined forces with Dubai Duty Free in a unique collaboration showcasing the craft and artistry of perfume creation and whisky making. He also took in the inauguration of Guerlain’s first Haute Parfumerie pop-up store in the channel, in partnership with Dubai Duty Free, Dubai Airports and JCDecaux.
In these pages we speak to airport company and retailer about the initiatives, and about the wider recovery now taking shape.
Also from Dubai we speak to International Diplomatic Supplies Founder Patrick Doyle about his remarkable 25-year journey to build a business, and to use his success to give back.
We assess the continuing challenges for the airport concessions business in the US, as high labour costs, rising debt and the ‘wild card of inflation’ take a toll on the drive to return to normal.
You’ll find our regular Customer Experience Column in partnership with CircleSquare, as well as our choice of selected campaigns, events and launches from around the travel retail world.
Please enjoy this edition with our compliments.