Setting new standards in Cebu

Chinese tourism is booming and with it travel retail is on the up and up. But it’s not just about international tourism. Domestic travel, both by locals and foreigners, is also booming across this spectacularly diverse nation.

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There may be truffle ahead

Many commentators believe there may be truffle ahead in the Year of the Pig but to me that’s hogwash, the sort of prediction I might have made in my younger, rasher days.

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Time to hit the road again

I’ve been 32 years in travel retail now, the past 17 at The Moodie Davitt Report, and I can honestly say that I’m bringing as much energy into this one as I did all those years ago in 2002 when we set off on our journey.

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Onwards into a bright new year

We are, above all, an information service. But we are one with a voice. Those factors collectively bestow responsibility on us. Our information must be timely, reliable, accurate. Our voice must be responsible, ethical and selective.

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Discovering the secrets of a master craftsman

“If you ask a mother which child she prefers, I am sure she will not respond. But I can say that for personal feeling it is Dior Amour.” Parfums Christian Dior’s François Demachy on passion, perfumes and his favourite Dior scent.

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Red hot but 18 degrees below

“How was your day?” Michael asked me. “Great,” I joked, “I found out the secret recipe.” “That’s good,” he replied. “So now we have to kill you.”

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