Martin Moodie created The Moodie Davitt Report (then called The Moodie Report) in 2002, driving it to prominence from a start-up to become the leading provider of business intelligence for the travel retail and airport commercial revenue sectors. He also conceived The Trinity Forum, The Foodie Report and the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards and led the inaugural Virtual Travel Retail Expo in October 2020.
A New Zealander, now based out of Hong Kong, China, Martin has been involved in this industry for 34 years. From 1992 he was Editor and, from 1996, Managing Director of Duty-Free News International.
In 2002 he took the fateful decision to step out on his own and develop travel retail’s first digitally led media and business intelligence service. Within two years The Moodie Report was market leader, a position it has since strengthened.
Today The Moodie Davitt Report ranks as one of the world’s most renowned business-to-business multimedia titles, enjoying strong readership and respect levels all round the globe. It has embraced the digital age with zeal and is synonymous with innovative, immediate and highly visual coverage of major industry developments. In 2017 Martin received the Frontier Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry.