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
Like the distinctly shady looking horse behind me in the BA lounge, I suppose it will be a case of “the neighs have it, the neighs have it.”
“But the UK is a non-EU country,” complains Dermot. “Doesn’t matter. We’re not allowed to sell duty free to UK-bound travellers. Now if you were flying to Ethiopia you’d be fine, mind.”
There’s a new supplier in travel retail, and surely the world’s youngest. Meet Evan Quaid, Irish candlemaker and entrepreneur extraordinaire.
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.”
How was it that I felt confident enough to take my cannabis oil home? Simple. It’s been stripped of the principal psychoactive constituent (the THC) and is every bit as legal as carrying a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black or 200 Marlboro Lites.
As a sector, travel retail is a serial offender. One that is contributing every day to the Atlantic turning into the Atplastic.
t’s a lovely traditional old hotel with an elevator that looks as though it was built in the 19th century but which might take until the 22nd century to get you to your floor.
This week The Moodie Davitt Report has a different interim bureau almost every day, as our roving takes us around the Caribbean, Central America and the USA. We’re making a whirlwind tour of some of Duty Free Americas’ (DFA) most important airport sites in the region, and spending time with owners the Falic family in