Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie also heads Moodie Davitt Asia, operating from Hong Kong, China

The Moodie Davitt Report is published by independent company Moodie International, now one of the world’s most successful multi-media business-to-business publishers. It was founded in 2002 by then sole owner Martin Moodie (who today controls 75% of the company).

The website ( was launched as The Moodie Report in March 2003 and quickly became established as an indispensable source of reliable and real-time business intelligence on the global travel retail sector. It attracted a record 8,920,367 page views in 2022, an extraordinary result in a niche business sector.

The figure (verified by Google Analytics – all source material is available to advertising partners), generated from 3,288,114 individual sessions, represented a +39.9% year-on-year increase and a +135.3% rise over pre-pandemic 2019. grew out of The Moodie Report, a weekly eNewsletter and PDF for the travel retail industry launched in September 2002 (subsequently relaunched as the sector’s first eZine in late 2011).

The Moodie Report effectively challenged – and reinvented – the whole trade press model, winning widespread industry recognition for its no-nonsense, easy-to-read format, style and content, mercifully free of the usual industry speculation, spin and barely disguised advertorial.

The html-linked eNewsletter and pioneering eZine are now sent to over 21,000 readers (a list that is regularly updated) making them easily the best-read media in the travel retail marketplace, as well as the most respected and trusted.

In October 2003 our brand was extended to The Moodie Davitt Report Magazine (initially in print format, extended to digital in October 2007). It was an immediate critical and commercial success and is now a clear leader in advertising and reputational terms.

The digital title provides readers anywhere/anytime access to current and back issues. It enhances the user experience through multi-media and a variety of viewing options, as well as allowing search capabilities of all articles, advertisements and images across the entire publication.

The Magazine is sent by hyperlink to the entire readership of The Moodie Davitt Newsletter and eZine – free of charge. It is bolstered by key supplements, including The Moodie Davitt Report Category Insight and dedicated retailer and airport publications.

President and co-owner Dermot Davitt

As an organisation we continue to invest heavily in innovative digital media, including the classy, full-screen Moodie Davitt eZine launched in mid-2018; The Moodie Davitt Podcast; and The Moodie Blog. We also have a strong social media footprint across WeChat (over 4,000 followers), Instagram, LinkedIn (almost 32,000 followers as at April 2023) and Twitter.

Martin Moodie founded Moodie International in early 2002, after nearly a decade and a half at Raven Fox, publisher of the prominent print publication, Duty-Free News International (DFNI). From 1996 to January 2002 he was Managing Director there, having been Group Editor until the company was acquired by Euromoney in 1995. A New Zealander, he is now proudly based in Hong Kong, China and serves as overall Group Editor as well as leading the company.

Sinead Moodie: Critical back-office role

The company conceived, owns and organises the airport commercial revenue sector’s most acclaimed conference, The Trinity Forum, first held in June 2003. Excitingly, in 2007 the Forum became a joint venture with Airports Council International (ACI) World (and from 2013 also with ACI Asia-Pacific).

Moodie International also co-moderates the programme at the annual Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association (MEADFA) conference. And it owns the acclaimed Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards and The Moodies Social & Digital Media Awards.

In October 2020 the company hosted the inaugural Virtual Travel Retail Expo, a major digital innovation for the travel retail channel. As a result of its success the event was reprised in October 2021, once again attracting strong support from the travel retail industry.

The Moodie Davitt editorial team is headed by Martin Moodie, plus President and Co-Owner Dermot Davitt.

Dermot joined the team in April 2006 after a long and successful editorial and management career at Raven Fox, where at one point he worked as DFNI Editor under Martin Moodie.

Hong Kong-based Penny Zhou leads the company’s pioneering WeChat platform

An astute commentator, editor and reporter, Dermot is also an adroit conference moderator. He is charged with developing the company’s various publications as well as co-running the balance of the company’s activities with Martin Moodie.

In April 2016, his contribution and status within the company were underlined by the change in branding of our flagship title to The Moodie Davitt Report.

Chief Adminstration Officer Sinead Moodie takes charge of all administrative matters, ensuring that all issues to do with readership, circulation, and general operational and financial matters are dealt with quickly and efficiently. Quality customer service is integral to Moodie International’s approach and to Sinead’s role. She is ably supported on a part-time basis by Bob Wilby, formerly Chief Operating Officer from 2022 until his retirement from full-time work in 2015.

Subscriptions and Administration Manager Kristyn Branisel takes charge of all advertising production, working closely with our valued business partners.

Matt Willey was promoted to Managing Director in April 2023

In April 2023, former Director Innovation & Development Matt Willey, who joined the company in 2007, was promoted to Managing Director, charged with driving the next stage of the company’s development.

Our Digital Content Editor Declan Moodie, a graduate in Film Studies and specialist film editor, leads our video and podcast studio as well as our newsletter production.

Our dynamic editorial team is complemented by a group of top-class freelancers. Rhodes-based Associate Editor Colleen Morgan is a highly experienced consumer and business journalist and published book author and Senior Business Editor Mark Lane is a top-class business writer.

Manila-based Camille Bersola, an experienced televison journalist who worked with TDM-Teledifusão de Macau for six years from 2015, joined the company in early 2023.

Jeannie Wong: Asia Bureau Chief and Head of Marketing & Events 

Our burgeoning events business is headed by Jeannie Wong, named Asia Bureau Chief and Head of Marketing & Events in August 2022. Jeannie is based in Hong Kong, China, working alongside Martin Moodie.

Prior to joining The Moodie Davitt Report, Jeannie spent four years as the Head of Communications, Events and Member Services for Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific.

Jeannie was joined in January 2023 by Associate Director, Events Wai Chi (Vincci) Chung, an experienced marketing and events executive and former Programme and Marketing Manager for the Financial Times in Hong Kong.

Jessica (Jess) Allerton was appointed to the key new role of Research Director in October 2022. She provides support content and analysis for The Moodie Davitt Report portfolio as well as driving new products and revenue streams. Previously she had been Supply Chain Manager – Insight for UK supermarket group Morrison’s, having held senior roles with fellow retailer ASDA and M&S earlier in her career.

Earlier experienced included roles as Qualitative Research Manager at Gusto Research Agency and Research Manager/Account Manager for NPD Travel Retail.

Our design functions are shared by highly talented freelancers, Ray Heath, Joanna Bettles and Kiran Ghattaura. The Moodie Davitt Report’s pioneering WeChat Official Account is expertly edited by Hong Kong-based Penelope Zhu.

Hannah Tan-Gillies drives our brand coverage in inimitable style

Hannah-Tan Gillies joined as Fashion, Beauty and Social Media Editor in July 2019. Hannah had worked for the company as a freelancer for the previous year and brings outstanding knowledge of her designated sectors to play. In July 2021 her stellar contribution to our titles was recognised by her being promoted to Brands Editor & Digital Marketing Manager and in January 2023 she was named Brands Director.

Publisher Irene Revilla leads our commercial, sales, and sponsorship efforts

Our commercial efforts are led by Irene Revilla, appointed Publisher in August 2018. Irene is responsible for driving commercial revenues across multiple platforms and for developing new projects.

She worked for WPP – the world leader in communications services – from 1999 to 2012 and from 2013 to 2018 as Global Head of Client Services (London) for WPP-owned Aviator/Kinetic. From April 2012 to August 2013, she was SVP Strategic Development (Shanghai) at Dentsu Aegis Network.

In 2007 the commercial team was strengthened considerably when long-time Frontier magazine (and Awards) Associate Publisher Sarah Genest joined the team as Advertisement & Events Development Director. In mid-2013 Sarah was promoted to Vice President Sales & Events and FAB Publisher.

International Account Manager Aran Turner

In June 2022 the sales team was bolstered by the appointment of International Account Manager Aran Turner.

Wales-based Aran has over a decade of experience in sales, account management and operational roles and possesses a deep knowledge of travel retail from his tenure as International Key Account Manager at Welsh jeweller Clogau.

In April 2016, Richard Jell, a former Board Director of UK publishing house Euromoney (at that time parent company of Duty-Free News International), joined The Moodie Davitt Report as Senior Advisor and Non-Executive Board Director.

Sarah Genest: Vice President Sales & Events and FAB Publisher

Richard, a highly experienced Publisher, was a long-term adviser to company Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie from the foundation of Moodie International in 2002. He left in 2013 during the company’s brief period under external control.

The Moodie Davitt Report is committed to providing quality business intelligence in a fast and flexible format. In a global industry, we believe information needs to be conveyed quickly, accurately and in a no-nonsense style. We put a huge premium on speed and integrity of information, coupled with the best distribution in the market.

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