INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest edition of The Moodie Davitt Report Online Magazine, in a format that embraces the power and potential of the digital platform.
This edition, which will appear in hard copy at next week’s TFWA China’s Century Conference in Hainan, carries a special focus on the Chinese travel retail market and the Chinese traveller. Our China section is published both in English and in Mandarin to make it more accessible to our Chinese readers.
China Duty Free Group President Charles Chen talks expansion, engagement and retail excellence, while we feature the activities of other state-owned travel retailers, among them CNSC and Zhuhai Duty Free, each of which is investing heavily in building a bright future.
Martin Moodie meets Mirko Wang and Michael Tong, the men behind leading Chinese price-search app Jessica’s Secret. And we speak to the creators of Globuy, which with its fast-growing WeChat audience, information and tips on shopping overseas, aims to become “the KOL of Chinese travel retail”. We also bring you extensive research and insights into the Chinese travel and luxury markets.
There’s plenty more in this issue too, including major interviews with senior figures at Heathrow, Hamad International and Prague airports, while Bacardi CEO Mahesh Madhavan talks people, legacy and the role of travel retail in his company’s business.
Please enjoy this edition with our compliments.