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CATERING

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dnata SVP Robin Padgett talks about company goals and plans for this year’s World Travel Catering and Onboard Services Expo

20 QSAI 2016

Top onboard caterers honored at the annual QSAI Excellence Awards Ceremony in Athens, Greece!

REGIONAL REPORT: PANAMA 24 BUILDING ON SUCCESS

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2016 was an action-packed year for leading operator Motta Internacional, and 2017 promises to be even busier as a number of ambitious projects come to fruition

34 COPA MAXS OUT

Panama’s flag carrier is preparing for a big year, with a major 737 delivery schedule set for 2018

PARTNERS

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WORLD TRAVEL CATERING EXPO HAMBURG Regional Report: Panama Copa Airlines Updates Fleet

With the acquisition of Servair completed, gategroup has become a player with greatly expanded reach and inroads to a growing China market and greater culinary expertise

ON THE COVER:

41 MANDARIN TRANSLATION

Eggs Benedict served with style on Virgin Trains.Story on Page 80.

AMENITIES

44 MAGIC IN THE BAG

Now in its second decade, the TravelPlus Amenity Bag Awards brings together designers, suppliers and airline customers to celebrate creativity in design and contents

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DEPARTMENTS 3

EDITOR’S NOTE

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NEWS

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PEOPLE NEWS

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WHAT’S HOT

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ASSOCIATION NEWS

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CALENDAR

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Focused on designing the best in next generation onboard guest experience and hospitality, newly-formed Galileo Watermark is creating solutions that are driven by thought leadership, better passenger understanding and futurefocused thinking

52 A FRESH APPROACH

Although relatively new to the passenger services industry, French creative firm Anaïk is using its 40-plus years of branding experience to develop amenity kits with bespoke appeal

COMFORT ITEMS

55 ECO COMFORT

As sustainability gains ground in the airline sector, PAX International rounds up the latest novelties and trends in the comfort items category

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