THAILAND. King Power International, Thailand’s leading travel retailer, has issued a statement to all nationalities and tour agencies through The Moodie Davitt Report emphasising that the company’s downtown stores in Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya, as well as its airport shops, are safe and fully open for business.

Group tour business into the downtown stores (which usually runs at about 10,000 visitors a day) has come to a complete halt in recent days due to concerns over the coronavirus. But King Power says its shops have impeccable health standards and has encouraged Chinese tourists and all other travellers to return.

King Power has emphasised the impeccable health standards of its stores, including King Power Rangnam in Bangkok

A senior executive told us, “The King Power stores are checked constantly – many times each day in fact – to ensure they are fully hygienic, free from the novel coronavirus, and totally safe to shop. We have very rigorous health and customer welfare measures in place and can assure all our valued customers that they can shop with King Power in comfort and safety.

“No staff member and no customers have been affected, which underlines the strength of our health and safety measures.”

The 78-floor Mahanakhon building in downtown Bangkok housing a King Power store is open for business

King Power International is one of the world’s leading duty free and travel retailers. It offers an outstanding range of international brands at highly attractive prices. It offers high-class service to Chinese and other international consumers.

The King Power downtown store in the tourist destination of Phuket is open, ultra-safe and ready for shopping

The Moodie Davitt Report is publishing this message on our mainstream and social media platforms and sharing it on the Chinese language platforms of our key Chinese partners Globuy and Jessica’s Secret.

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Going strong on Globuy

As a lead business partner of The Moodie Davitt Report, King Power International’s story has also appeared in Chinese and with a consumer voice on fast-growing Chinese B2C WeChat social media account Globuy [玩转全球免税], as part of a new collaboration between Globuy owner Extra-Aile Media in Shanghai and The Moodie Davitt Report.

Globuy aims to become “the KOL of Chinese travel retail” and already has 400,000 followers and a monthly audience of 1 million views for its WeChat social media platform promoting new launches, product availability, promotions and special offers. Underlining the strong affinity and complementary nature of the two companies work, Globuy has dubbed The Moodie Davitt Report “the KOL of travel retail B2B media”

Under the agreement, selected stories from The Moodie Davitt’s lead brand partners in beauty, fashion, luxury, confectionery and premium spirits are also published by Globuy in Chinese. These include product reviews by the Globuy team.

Globuy is promoting The Moodie Davitt Report’s platform to China’s travel retail sector and to its own consumer audience in China. The Moodie Davitt Report subsequently also publishes a curated selection of Chinese consumer feedback on the chosen stories and will reveal the results of regular consumer surveys conducted in association with Globuy.