Alibaba News Roundup: Cainiao’s Hong Kong Logistics Centre Finishes Construction; Fliggy Expands Rural Tourism Initiative

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Alibaba News Roundup: Cainiao’s Hong Kong Logistics Centre Finishes Construction; Fliggy Expands Rural Tourism Initiative

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This week, Alibaba Group’s logistics service Cainiao Network announced construction had wrapped up on an air cargo handling centre at the Hong Kong international airport.

In other news, travel platform Fliggy has expanded a tourism training program to include rural areas of China’s Zhejiang province, bringing the number of participants to over 33,000 people.

Cainiao Expands Logistics Capabilities at Hong Kong Airport

The hammers and saws are down at Cainiao’s Smart Gateway logistics centre in Hong Kong as the company prepares to launch operations at the newly built air cargo hub.

With a total floor area of 380,000 square metres, the centre will add approximately 1.7 million tonnes of air cargo to Hong Kong each year, according to the city’s Airport Authority.

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Fliggy Tourism Training Supports Over 30k Members of Rural Chinese Communities

Fliggy and Alibaba Philanthropy recently expanded their rural tourism philanthropic program to include some 200 people living in rural Zhejiang.

Training includes offline and online tutorial sessions covering a range of subjects from accommodation management and tour planning to content creation and marketing.

Over the last year, the initiative has trained over 33,000 people in China, including more than 18,000 women, according to Fliggy.

For participants who already offer tourism services, the program offers an opportunity to expand their knowledge base and grow their business.

“This year, we hope to explore more new customer sources for the B&B through new media operations,” said Wen Qian, housekeeper at a small hotel in Zhejiang.

UK Reality TV Stars, Influencers Join AliExpress’ New Livestreaming E-Commerce Community

Global marketplace AliExpress is inviting UK influencers to grow their brands through livestreaming e-commerce.

As part of the new ‘It Girls’ mini shop program, consumers can browse the channels of models, actors and TV personalities including Olivia Attwood, who made her debut on reality show Love Island, plus fellow islander Kady McDermott.

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Freshippo’s Global Grocery Business More Than Doubles GMV

High-tech supermarket chain Freshippo’s value-for-money Global Go business recorded over 100% growth in its gross merchandise value year-on-year, the company announced on Tuesday.

The platform leverages direct partnerships with upstream suppliers around the world to offer globally sourced grocery items at reasonable prices.

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