Skift Take

Meet the team that powers Skift Research. They produce 20+ new research reports each year with data and insights that every travel industry CMO, CTO, or digital marketer can leverage in their organization.

2018 has been a watershed year for Skift Research — we’ve broadened our report coverage into emerging markets more than ever before, enhanced our offerings on online travel and broad tech, brought on new leadership to steer our vision forward, and fortified our team with high-quality talent. We’ll also publish more reports than ever before — 25 compared with 19 last year.

We’re a small but mighty team of analysts and experts, and our variety of backgrounds only serves us in bringing subscribers market research that represents how widely varied our industry is.

Haixia Wang, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Research
Haixia comes to Skift by way of eMarketer and Gartner, where she honed her expertise on forecasting, focusing on marketing spend and advertising and media. She built and grew eMarketer forecast into one of the most widely used data sources for the advertising market. As Senior Director of Research for Skift, Haixia leads and implements overarching strategy and manages the team of researchers.

Rebecca Stone, CFA
Senior Analyst
Rebecca worked in equity research focusing primarily on lodging, leisure, and gaming companies before joining Skift Research. Her area of focus is everything hospitality. Currently she is traveling the globe over the next year as part of Remote Year, and she chronicles her journey with monthly features based on firsthand reporting and data about the changing travel industry. Recently, Rebecca reported on the State of the Hotel Tech Stack 2018 and completed a comprehensive Deep Dive Into Marriott.


Seth Borko
Senior Analyst
Seth is skilled in financial analysis, corporate strategy, economics, and capital markets. Prior to joining Skift, Seth was as an equity strategist at J.P. Morgan where his work covered the technology and airline sectors, amongst others. Seth’s latest research can be found in his seminal three-part series on the state of online travel agencies (read Part I and Part II). Preview his latest report profiling MakeMyTrip in India and Despegar in Latin America.

Meghan Carty
Research Associate
Prior to joining the team, Meghan held research and strategy internships with Kantar Futures and PSFK, focusing on consumer insights, innovation, and trend identification. She leads many Skift Research survey efforts, including the 2018 U.S. Traveler In-Destination Mobile Usage Survey. Don’t miss her latest examination on the state of India outbound travel, either.


You can access every single report — that’s 110+ reports in our current library — and a variety of other benefits when you become a subscriber.

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Daniel Calabrese
Enterprise Sales Director
At Skift, Daniel has built and supported the growing community of travel professionals who subscribe to Skift Research as well as created and executed live thought leadership events ranging from small groups to international events. Email him at [email protected].

Anne Duffy
Sales Associate
Anne worked at Yelp as an Account Executive for the programatic advertising team, helping clients build successful ad campaigns. Now she supports Skift Research subscribers and executes flawless customer service. You can reach her at [email protected].

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