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The Moodie Davitt Report has revealed its winners of The Moodies for 2020, and for the third consecutive year AOE is among the prize winners – this time receiving two of the coveted prizes. The two Moodies were awarded to AOE in the following categories:
With the two awards, The Moodie Davitt Report recognizes AOE for its innovative aviation and travel retail solutions and the company’s continuous efforts to create new business models and approaches to meeting the challenges facing the aviation and travel retail industry – challenges that have reached new dimensions in light of the current COVID-19 crisis.
Kian Gould, founder and CEO of AOE, said, “We are thrilled about the ongoing recognition by the aviation and travel retail industry, which is reflected in these Moodie awards. Aviation and travel retail have been hit particularly hard by current events and we believe that our approach to meeting these challenges can help industry professionals to mitigate the impact brought on by COVID-19 in the mid- to long-term.”
Martin Moodie, Founder and Chairman of The Moodie Davitt Report, comments, “At a time of such turmoil in the aviation and tourism sectors, how refreshing it is to celebrate the immense creativity, energy and professionalism of our industry. We're thrilled to recognize – and to be associated with – such an outstanding line-up of winners."
Awards were conferred in 23 categories, with the winners being chosen from 142 shortlisted finalists. Entries for the non-commercial Moodies were generated from a mix of self-nominated companies or nominated by independent parties. Nominees were judged considering the following key criteria:
Additional criteria considered included quantifiable impact, customer engagement, visual appeal, quality of content, incentive to spend and impact on the traveler experience.
The Moodie Awards comprise digital, mobile, social media and marketing activities across airports overall, plus airport retail as well as food and beverage. Winners will be featured in a workshop during the inaugural Moodie Davitt Virtual Travel Retail Expo.
Aviation & Travel
“Are you crazy? Joining a start-up in the travel space in the middle of the worst global pandemic for over a century?!” That was just one of the concerned comments made to me when I left my previous job role after seven years and joined Omnevo in May 2021, with most of the aviation world at a standstill. in fact, it was Omnevo’s confidence and ambition in launching during the pandemic that told me this was something special. In the aviation industry’s chaos, they saw an opportunity. Exactly one year later, I know I made the right decision. While Omnevo is a relatively new brand to the market, we’re backed by AOE – one of the most experienced players in the market – and we’ve assembled a team of highly experienced people who have worked across airline operations, retail, F&B operations, logistics and technology for many years. This experience, combined with an incredibly skilled technical team, means that we can make impactful changes to an airline’s performance; and that’s exactly how Omnevo saw the opportunity, even while most of the world’s fleets were grounded.
Aviation & Travel
In this third blog in a series focused on airline adoption of a revenue digitalization strategy, I want to zoom-in from the broader focus shared in the first two blogs and their emphasis on front-end issues and, instead, focus on how the digital solution is embedded across the airline’s day-to-day operations in F&B/Retail – driving new performance levels in every area it touches, for both LCCs and FSCs.
Aviation & Travel
To be honest, I thought at first that it was an April Fool joke - but researchers at UC Berkeley have genuinely managed to convert airline food waste into aircraft fuel! Thankfully, this process doesn’t mean that flight crew must gather the leftovers to power the aircraft – or that the guy in Row 7 can’t have a dessert because the plane’s low on fuel - but it illustrates how there are always ways to find new solutions to old problems.