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INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the May 2023 edition of The Moodie Davitt Magazine, timed to coincide with the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore (7-11 May).

This digital edition is mailed to our worldwide readership, while hard copies are available to delegates at the Singapore event.

In these pages we assess the accelerating revival of travel, tourism and travel retail in Asia Pacific through the eyes of leading players across the industry.

We carry a major focus on China, with Martin Moodie’s fascinating pictorial tour of the magnificent cdf Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex, led by China Duty Free Group (CDFG) senior management, among the highlights. He also speaks to CDFG General Manager Wang Xuan about the company’s presence at the recent Hainan Expo, and his determination to lead the world’s number one travel retailer to even greater heights.

We present highlights from the Hainan Expo itself, and carry a series of features on the island’s other big offshore duty free market powerhouses, among them Global Premium Duty Free (GDF) Plaza and Times DF. We are also on location for the Grand Opening of Wangfujing International Duty-Free Harbour City, Hainan’s latest big travel retail project.

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We speak to DFS Group Chairman & CEO Benjamin Vuchot about the travel and spending rebound, plus a pipeline of exciting projects, in the luxury retailer’s key markets. And we pay a visit to Taipei, where a resurgent Ever Rich Duty Free is taking its long-held commitment to people and planet to a new level.

As a newcomer to the sector, One World Duty Free, prepares for lift-off, Founder & CEO Keira Zhang talks about exciting planned openings in Singapore and Sri Lanka. Representing our host airport for this week’s TFWA event, Changi Airport Group Managing Director, Airside Concessions Teo Chew Hoon discusses the introduction of a Shopping Concierge service at the Singapore gateway.

Alongside this issue you will find our regular Category Insight series, which is dedicated to the industry’s major product sectors, this time with the spotlight on wines & spirits.

Gebr. Heinemann, ARI, Lotte Duty Free and suppliers large and small discuss category evolution and consumer trends, while we also cast the spotlight on the emerging sub-sector of no & low-alcohol spirits.

We hope you find this edition and our Category Insight supplement enjoyable and stimulating. And we look forward to seeing many of you in Singapore. ✈

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