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Skift is a travel intelligence media platform. It provides news, information, reporting, research, and analysis on airlines, hotels, tourism, cruises, startups, and other travel sectors.
HQNew York, NY, US
Employee Ratings2.9

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)141(+7%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Skift

Rafat Ali

Rafat Ali

Founder and CEO
Jason Clampet

Jason Clampet

Chief Product Officer
Carolyn Kremins

Carolyn Kremins

Dennis Schaal

Dennis Schaal

Executive Editor/Founding Editor
Deborah Knudsen

Deborah Knudsen

Executive Director, Sales
Miguel Neves

Miguel Neves

Editor-In-Chief, EventMB
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Skift Office Locations

Skift has an office in New York
New York, NY, US (HQ)
145 W 30th St 5th floor
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Skift Financials and Metrics

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Skift total Funding

$1.1 m

Skift latest funding size

$1.1 m

Time since last funding

8 years ago

Skift investors

Skift's latest funding round in May 2013 was reported to be $1.1 m. In total, Skift has raised $1.1 m
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Skift Cybersecurity Score

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Skift Online and Social Media Presence

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Skift Blogs

Expedia Turned This Weakness Into a Strength in the First Quarter

Expedia is taking advantage of the travel recovery in the U.S., a region that is the company's strongest, while Booking Holdings got pinched for its weaker presence. Don't read too much into it. These are Covid-impacted developments, not protracted trends. -Dennis Schaal

Starwood CEO Sternlicht Is Unapologetically Bearish on the Recovery of Conventions

Group business and convention bookings may be coming back to life, but we're years away from some of the world's largest hotels seeing regularly sold-out nights. Barry Sternlicht said it, in striking difference to some bullishness from his fellow travel execs this week. -Cameron Sperance

India’s Covid Nightmare Leaves Its Travel Industry Reeling

India's devastating second wave of the pandemic is arresting the pace of the travel recovery, at least for the short-term. It's too early to tell if the shrinking industry will be able to cater to the vast pent-up demand once Covid is under control. -Varsha Arora

Booking Holdings Sees a Surge in Flight Bookings as It Plays Catch-Up With Expedia

For years, industry analysts would muse: When is Booking.com going to launch flights? Well, now that business is showing strength, albeit from a small base. Seen as strategic, that airline ticket business comes at a price — lower profit margins. -Dennis Schaal

EasyJet Warns UK Will Be Left Behind Without Fuller Travel Access to Europe

There's a lot riding on how big the so-called green list of countries will be, but travel companies shouldn't get their hopes up. The government has caution top of mind after making so many mistakes. -Matthew Parsons

Booking Holdings Missed Out on the Pandemic’s Global Short-Term Rental Boom: Here’s Why

The geographic business mix of Booking Holdings has always been a tightly held secret. The trajectory of the uneven recovery, with the U.S. being its strongest and Europe the weakest regions, prompted the company the tell-all. The dynamic proved disadvantageous for Booking's short-term rentals. -De…
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Skift Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Skift founded?

    Skift was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Skift key executives?

    Skift's key executives are Rafat Ali, Jason Clampet and Carolyn Kremins.

  • How many employees does Skift have?

    Skift has 141 employees.

  • Who are Skift competitors?

    Competitors of Skift include Substack, Hupu and Visi Media Asia.

  • Where is Skift headquarters?

    Skift headquarters is located at 145 W 30th St 5th floor, New York.

  • Where are Skift offices?

    Skift has an office in New York.

  • How many offices does Skift have?

    Skift has 1 office.