INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt eZine, Travel Retail’s LookBook. Our cover story in this edition takes us to Zürich Airport, where digital publisher and cultural influencer Highsnobiety has partnered with the airport company to open GATEZERO, a multi-brand, multi-category luxury concept.
The partners call this “the first user-centric travel retail experience created for a new generation of luxury consumers”. We pay a visit and examine the credentials of this progressive and experimental store, one that the airport company states will play its part in positively influencing the view of the industry among a younger travelling audience.
With the MEADFA Conference set for next week in Dubai, we speak to Dubai Duty Free Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Cidambi about an encouraging acceleration of travel recovery and sales.
We also feature an insightful paper from aviation consultancy SimpliFlying, which outlines how the world of ‘green’ travel might shape by the year 2026. Plus we review the big retail and F&B contract opportunities set to become available at Norway’s airports in early 2022.
You’ll also find our regular columns in association with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Mars-Wrigley International Travel Retail and CircleSquare, among other highlights in this edition.