Luke is a senior researcher and strategist covering the ever-changing business of travel. He has authored over 50 in-depth publications covering niche topics on the evolution of travel marketplaces, online distribution, and the in-destination travel experience. Luke was European research director at Phocuswright and founding director at Skift Research before initiating coverage under LUFT. In previous roles, Luke spent three years writing about the IT services outsourcing industry in Latin America, four years in supply chain consulting with SAP Ariba, and four years as a program director for various economic development agencies in the U.S. Luke has a BA in Spanish linguistics and Political Theory, and a Master’s in Urban Planning with a focus on regional economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Luke currently lives in the West Village in New York.
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