CHINA. We are pleased to bring readers a summary of recent posts on The Moodie Davitt Report’s WeChat Official Account as the platform continues to grow strongly in China. Stories are posted four times a month in Mandarin and English.
The Moodie Davitt Report has stepped up its Chinese language coverage of key China-related stories, anchored by our WeChat platform, published four times a month. Readership is climbing steadily with the platform now attracting 4,821 followers, along with encouraging reading and sharing levels.
This service is complemented by our recently launched Moodie Davitt Report China Travel Retail Express platform, also on WeChat, which publishes daily.
We also publish the China Travel Retail Report, a quarterly eZine. The next edition will be published in the coming days.
Moodie Davitt WeChat is curated under the direction of Penelope Zhou, our Hong Kong-based Chinese Editor, and company Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie, also based in Hong Kong.
They are supported by Chief China Representative Yimei Zhang, former Deputy General Manager at Hainan Tourism Investment Duty Free Co. (HTDF) in Sanya, who heads our newly established Moodie Davitt Hainan-based entity, which publishes Moodie Davitt China Travel Retail Express.
Dachang Wang, who had spent two years with HTDF as Brand Manager, has joined the Hainan team as Editor of Moodie Davitt China Travel Retail Express reporting to Yimei Zhang.
The Moodie Davitt Report China team: (Left to right) Yimei Zhang and Dachang Wang are based in Hainan, while Penelope Zhou and Martin Moodie are in Hong Kong
The Moodie Davitt Report is the only international travel retail media title to offer a WeChat service. Our platforms complement the strong and growing Chinese readership of our English language service. For native content enquiries, international companies should contact Publisher Irene Revilla at Irene@MoodieDavittReport.com while Chinese brands can contact Yimei Zhang at Yimei@MoodieDavittReport.com.
《穆迪达维特免税报告》是唯一进驻微信平台的国际旅游零售行业媒体。《穆迪达维特免税报告》微信公众号现有4,821名关注者，在现有英文平台日渐壮大的中文读者群体基础上实现更广泛触达。如需咨询英文原稿，请联系出版负责人Irene Revilla（邮箱：Irene@MoodieDavittReport.com + Yimei@MoodieDavittReport.com)
You can see highlights below from our latest edition. 本周热点资讯一览如下。
New mega project: DFS Group earlier this month revealed plans to open what it called the first world-class, seven-star luxury retail and entertainment destination in Yalong Bay, Sanya on Hainan island by 2026. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
Major breaking news: Travel experience house Avolta is born as Dufry and Autogrill merger finds voice in new identity. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
Shopping bonanza: Hainan’s offshore duty free sales during ‘Super Golden Week’ – the eight-day national holiday celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Chinese National Day (29 September-6 October) – reached CNY1.33 billion (US$182.4 million), up +117% year-on-year, according to the island’s leading travel retailer China Duty Free Group (CDFG) citing Haikou Customs statistics. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
China spotlight: Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie Davitt China Travel Report, a publication that comes amid a very different climate for Chinese outbound travel from earlier editions. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
Setting sail for new retail destinations: China Duty Free Group Cruise Services (CDFCS) has its sight set on becoming a major onboard retail force in Asia’s burgeoning cruise line sector. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
CDFG becomes Trinity Forum Platinum Partner: The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to announce that CDFG Executive Vice President & Board Secretary Luke Chang (Chang Zhujun) will address The Trinity Forum 2023 in Hong Kong, to be held on 25-26 October. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
“One-stop tourism and shopping destination” – During this year’s eight-day ‘Super Golden Week’ celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival and the Chinese National Day, GDF Plaza introduced an array of promotions, activities and retail scenarios designed to attract tourists and boost offshore duty free consumption. Click here for our WeChat story.
Attracting shoppers: Swedish beauty tech and wellbeing house Foreo partnered with Chinese B2C platform Globuy to launch the ‘Health And Beauty Journey’ promotional campaign in July through the latter’s WeChat and Red channels. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
Partner with us on WeChat and reach your key Chinese audience in Chinese. Stories related to the China travel retail market are featured each week on The Moodie Davitt Report’s WeChat Official Account. Please scan the QR code to follow us and contact Irene@MoodieDavittReport.com for native opportunities.