Over this year Skift has expanded its coverage across the travel industry, going deeper into various sub-sectors that need the Skift treatment, at the cutting edge of the future of travel.

A few months ago we expanded our coverage into meetings and conventions, luxury travel, cruise lines, tour operators, and travel agents, as we hired sector experts. We also started our Skift MeetingsIQ weekly newsletter two months ago.

As we continue to build up on the above sectors, we are now moving into one of the most important sectors of travel: Business Travel. We have covered the changing habits of business travelers from the start through our bi-weekly Skift Business Traveler newsletter, but now we will be digging deeper into the changing business of corporate travel, the various players in it, the buyers, the sellers, the changing ways of selling corporate travel, the TMCs, the travel buyers and managers, procurement changes, the startups changing business travel, the changing habits of business travelers, and related issues, all the while funneling our distinctive way of looking at the world.

As part of that, we are pleased to bring on board a very experienced travel business journalist: Hannah Sampson. She is joining Skift as Associate Editor, and will be leading the coverage of business travel, along with helping in coverage of travel agents, tour operators and cruise industry.

Prior to joining Skift, Hannah covered tourism for the Miami Herald’s business section from 2010 until earlier this year, focusing on cruise lines, hotels, airlines, and destination marketing. She joined the Miami Herald as an intern in 1998 and was hired as a full-time reporter after graduating from the University of Miami in 2000. She lives in Manhattan.

Her contact info is here, along with the full Skift team.

Photo Credit: Expanding Skift coverage into the changing business of business travel.