The Moodie Davitt eZine: A pioneer’s passion and progress in Vietnam

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt eZine, Travel Retail’s LookBook. In this edition we are proud to tell the story of Johnathan Hanh Nguyen, Founder & Chairman of Imex Pan Pacific Group, a man who has not only helped shape the history of Vietnam’s aviation, tourism, travel retail and luxury sectors but that of the nation itself.

Martin Moodie paid a visit to Ho Chi Minh City to meet this pioneering industry figure and to bring you Nguyen’s first-ever interview with a foreign journalist. It is a remarkable story, one that tracks the progress of Vietnam from a poor, economically restricted nation in the mid-1980s to an emerging economic powerhouse of Asia today.

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28 October was a landmark day for China Duty Free Group, as parent company China Tourism Group officially inaugurated the magnificent cdf Haikou International Duty Free Shopping Complex in Hainan.

Our report highlights the at times wondrous imagination and design of this magnificent new addition to the travel retail landscape and its world-class line-up of brands and concepts. With our strategic partners at Hainan Hinews Media Co we are producing a special film and multi-media eZine in coming weeks to mark this historic opening. Further coverage appears on our home page,

We present further details about the forthcoming blockbuster duty free retail tender in Spain, after airports company AENA held a pre-bid presentation in Cannes earlier this month.

Also in this edition we bring you a special report on the tobacco & reduced risk products category in travel retail. Leading brand owners assess the future for the sector and discuss their own innovation agendas.

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