Moodie Davitt Asia Limited created as The Moodie Davitt Report announces WeChat launch

Martin Moodie: Long-term commitment to China

CHINA/ASIA. The Moodie Davitt Report has created a new Hong Kong-based company, Moodie Davitt Asia Ltd, and announced a new WeChat platform to be launched in early 2021.

Moodie Davitt Asia will become the group’s worldwide operational headquarters, led by Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie, based in Hong Kong, China. Financial operations will continue to be centred in the UK.

“Asia in general and China specifically will be the engine room of the travel retail sector for many years to come and it is vital we have a permanent presence here,” said Moodie. “This move underlines our commitment to China. It will allow us to develop an intimate understanding of this extraordinary market and help us to progress a number of exciting projects we have in the pipeline.”

The new company will launch its WeChat title in coming weeks – the first international travel retail publishing house to launch on the platform. It will offer a combination of China-specific and international news pertaining to the duty free, travel retail, aviation, and airport commercial revenue sectors from advertising and food & beverage to domestic terminal retail and ecommerce.

“The Moodie Davitt Report is already extremely well-read and respected in China but by launching on WeChat we will deepen our market penetration and readership throughout China and across all sectors of the airport and travel retail communities,” said Moodie.

Effective 15 January 2021 the mailing address will be:

Moodie Davitt Asia Ltd
Unit D, 2/F
No 8 Caperidge Drive
Peninsula Village,
Discovery Bay,
Lantau, NT
Hong Kong

Hainan Island: Travel retail’s global hotspot

The Moodie Davitt Report will publish a Hainan Island Special Report with the China edition of The Magazine in February 2021. Written by Martin Moodie and Dermot Davitt, it will explore how the offshore duty free business in China has become critical to the world’s leading brands across many categories.

The report will feature:

  • Comment & analysis on the seismic impact of the new offshore duty free policy in Hainan since 1 July
  • The potential of new offshore duty free allowances across categories from beauty to fashion and watches and from wines & spirits to consumer electronics
  • Major interviews with and profiles of China Duty Free Group, CNSC, DFS Group, Hainan Tourism Investment Development Co, Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development (Hanain IEDB), Lagardère Travel Retail, and others, with a special focus on the ambitious Hainan Free Trade Port project
  • Beyond Hainan, we examine the rebound in the China domestic market, assess prospects for Chinese airports and hopes for an eventual return to international travel. With input from leading travel retailers in the Mainland, Macau and Hong Kong markets
  • The ecommerce drive: Assessing the potential of the partnership between travel retail’s long-time market leader Dufry and the digital powerhouse Alibaba; plus digital strategies at CDFG and other major players
  • Expert input from top travel analyst ForwardKeys
  • With contributions from our content partners Globuy, iClick, Jing Daily, Jessica’s Secret and DutyFree Expert on trends among Chinese consumers and the duty free market

Contact to partner with The Moodie Davitt Report for this special edition.


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