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Peter O'Connor

Senior Market Analyst, EuropeParis France

Dr. O'Connor is co-author of Phocuswright's European Online Travel Overview. He is also professor of information systems at Essec Business School France where he serves as academic director of Institute de Management Hotelier International (IMHI), Europe's leading MBA program in international hospitality management. Peter's research, teaching and consulting interests focus on distribution, e-commerce and electronic marketing in hospitality and tourism. He has authored two leading textbooks: Using Computers in Hospitality (Cassell, U.K.) and Electronic Information Distribution in Hospitality and Tourism Industries (CABI, U.K.) as well as countless articles in both the academic and trade press.

 Areas of Research
Peter's understanding of the European hospitality industry and technology place him in a prime position to analyze the U.K. and France markets for Phocuswright. His writings on travel innovation are insightful and highly regarded within the industry.

Recent Peter O'Connor Travel Research

Market Overview & Sizing
January 2015
French Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition
French Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition
$995 USDAnalyst: Peter O'Connor

The French travel market managed to eke out stability in 2013 in the face of considerable economic and political challenges, both at home and in key inbound and outbound markets. Gains made by French airlines and online travel agencies were negated by the drop in tour operator gross bookings and by stagnation in the rail and hotel segments. However, online travel is having better luck than the market as a whole, and the bulk of this growth is due to the success of online travel agencies (rather than suppliers). France’s total travel market will begin to recover in 2015.

Market Overview & Sizing
December 2014
European Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition
European Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition
$2,495 USDAnalyst: Luke Bujarski, Colie Hoffman, David Juman, Friederike Schwarz, Ralph Merten, Donna Airoldi, Jesus Salgado Criado, Karen Burka, Peter O'Connor, Stanislas Feminier, Lorraine Sileo

Phocuswright's European Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition provides comprehensive analysis, sizing and forecasts for the region's total and online leisure and unmanaged business travel markets. The report examines key segments and channels, with a focus on six major geographical markets: France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain and the U.K.

Market Overview & Sizing
January 2014
French Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition
French Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition
$995 USDAnalyst: Luke Bujarski, Peter O'Connor

Although France has managed to slide in and out of recession in the past several years, the global economic crisis of 2008-2009 has finally made its mark on the national economy. GDP growth is still marginally positive on a year-over year basis, but consumer confidence has become deeply unsettled due to record unemployment figures. Economic growth is expected to be marginal in the near term.

E-commerce in general continues to pick up speed within France. In 2012, online sales across all verticals increased. Online travel planning and shopping in France has also become more widespread.

Market Overview & Sizing
December 2013
European Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition
European Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition
$2,495 USDAnalyst: Luke Bujarski, Friederike Schwarz, Ralph Merten, Donna Airoldi, Jesus Salgado Criado, Karen Burka, Peter O'Connor, Donna Airoldi, Jesus Salgado Criado, Karen Burka, Peter O'Connor

Despite continuing political and economic uncertainty in the region, Europe’s travel market continued its recovery in 2012. While the total value of travel services sold surpassed its prerecession peak, mixed economic conditions have led to uneven performances across the major markets. Phocuswright's European Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition provides comprehensive analysis, sizing and forecasts for the region's total and online leisure and unmanaged business travel markets. The report examines key segments and channels, with a focus on six major geographical markets: France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain and the U.K.

Market Overview & Sizing
December 2012
French Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition
French Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition
$746 USDAnalyst: Peter O'Connor, Carroll Rheem

Phocuswright's French Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition provides data, analysis and insight into the French travel industry, and projects future performance through 2014. The report covers French travel market dynamics, and contains detailed information on all key segments, including air, hotel, car rental, rail, tour operators and online travel agencies.

Market Overview & Sizing
December 2012
French Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition (Translated)
French Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition (Translated)
$746 USDAnalyst: Peter O'Connor, Carroll Rheem

L'Étude sur le marchÉ franÇais du voyage en ligne a ÉtÉ traduite dans son intÉgralitÉ. « L'Étude sur le marchÉ franÇais du voyage en ligne fournit une analyse complÈte et les perspectives du marchÉ en ligne franÇais des voyages de loisirs et des voyages d'affaires indÉpendants par secteurs, segments et canaux. L'Étude couvre les dynamiques du marchÉ franÇais et inclut une analyse dÉtaillÉe des segments clefs: transport aÉrien, hÔtellerie, location de voiture, secteur ferroviaire, tour operateurs, et agences de voyages en ligne. La confiance des consommateurs demeure ÉlevÉe en dÉpit des craintes d'un essoufflement de la reprise Économique franÇaise. Contrairement a beaucoup de pays europÉens, la France est sortie de la crise au printemps 2009 mais a connu une faible croissance (moins de 2% par an) depuis. MalgrÉ ce malaise Économique, le marchÉ franÇais des voyages poursuit sa croissance en 2012, avec une croissance des rÉservations en ligne a 2 points.la croissance des rÉservations en ligne se ralentira jusqu'en 2014, car les acteurs dominant le marchÉ atteignent un stade de maturitÉ. L'Étude sur le marchÉ franÇais du voyage en ligne inclut Également un rÉsumÉ de l'analyse intÉgrale sur le marchÉ europÉen en ligne. Cette section inclut des donnÉes, analyses et projections jusqu'en 2014 pour les canaux clefs de l'industrie (agences de voyages en ligne et fournisseurs directs) ainsi que les segments clefs (aÉrien, location de voiture, tour operateurs et ferroviaire), ainsi que les marche clefs (France, Allemagne, Angleterre, Italie, Espagne, Scandinavie). Cette analyse fournit une analyse solide et dÉtaillÉe du marchÉ europÉen qui met en perspective les tendances et performances rÉgionales du secteur des voyages de loisirs et d'affaires indÉpendants. Achetez l'Étude sur le marchÉ franÇais du voyage en ligne 8eme Edition afin d'acquÉrir une analyse complÈte du marchÉ franÇais en ligne, incluant une Étude de marche, une analyse des fournisseurs ainsi que des intermÉdiaires, tendances et projections. Egalement disponible:L'Étude europÉenne compl&eagrave;teAllemagneItalieScandinavieEspagneAngleterre

Market Overview & Sizing
December 2012
European Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition
European Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition
$1,872 USDAnalyst: Carroll Rheem, Jesus Salgado Criado, Peter O'Connor

In 2011, Europe's total and online markets continued their recovery from the recession and enjoyed healthy overall growth. Despite this success, however, slowed growth is expected in the next several years as the debt crisis nips at the economy's heels. Phocuswright's European Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition provides comprehensive analysis, sizing and forecasts of the region's total and online leisure and unmanaged business travel markets, breaking them down by segment and channel and giving special attention to the six major markets: France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain and the U.K.