“Do you think my flight will take off in this weather?” I asked the taxi driver. “Þetta reddast!” shot back the reply.
After the weekend’s rugby result, maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned whales to an Irishman.
A new kind of garden is taking shape in Christchurch, one born from hate but blooming with love.
Today I and my team stand as one in mourning for those lost or injured in Christchurch and in support of their families and indeed of the Muslim world.
Just as the Chinese government is seeking to crack down on, perhaps eliminate, daigou trading, there is the likelihood of more duty free licences here. Really? If that happens, Korea’s duty free chickens will have come home to roost. But they won’t be laying any golden eggs.
While the growth of offshore duty free shopping here since it was introduced in 2011 has been extraordinary, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
The Moodie Davitt Report’s latest interim bureau opened on Friday (for two days only) in Trieste, the beautiful Italian port city. We’ve come here for Costa Cruises’ latest ship launch, and one that marks a milestone for the Italian cruise specialist and its retail partner, LVMH-owned Starboard Cruise Services. The Costa Venezia is the first
I doubt I have ever seen Lal without a broad smile on his face. In fact he may qualify as travel retail’s most effervescent character.
After a 70 day, 19 hours and 37 minutes journey from the Canary Islands, a young Kiwi makes land in Antigua. Never has The Moodie Davitt Report been prouder to sponsor a fund-raising project.
Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin told me that the media exposure from two weeks of tennis last year was worth US$920 million.
“Airports are not just about numbers. They are about the hearts and minds of every single person who comes through our doors every day.”
As a sector, travel retail is a serial offender. One that is contributing every day to the Atlantic turning into the Atplastic.
People often ask me where I see the next big opportunity in travel retail. Which market? Which consumers? Which categories? Three days in the Philippines has helped shape my answers. Except I wouldn’t say ‘next’ opportunity. It’s here. It’s now. It’s happening.