PhoCusWright In the News

PhoCusWright is one of the most quoted travel industry research firms in the world. Below is a sampling of press mentions.

Webtrends Recommends Best Practices to Help Travel Sites Increase Bookings
Marketwired (press release) August 26, 2014
Given the number of steps involved in today's average travel purchase, online booking sites are faced with serious challenges when it comes to understanding customers. In a recent travel survey sponsored by Webtrends and conducted by PhoCusWright, ...

WIT's "Little Big 10" to examine trends changing travel
eTurboNews August 26, 2014
According to PhoCusWright, a sister company under the Northstar Travel Media umbrella, in 2012, online travel penetration was at 24% across the region, and is projected to grow to 29% by 2015. In 2012, Asia Pacific was also the world's largest regional ...

Tourism officials aim higher [The Honolulu Star-Advertiser :: ]
Businessweek August 25, 2014
This year's conference will feature industry experts including Brad DiFiore of Ailevon Air Service Consulting; Douglas Quinby of PhoCusWright; Todd Skelton from TripAdvisor ; Vish Bhatia of Hotelsoft Inc.; and Kiersten Faulkner from Historic Hawai'i ...

The Online Travel Industry: Investing Essentials
Motley Fool August 25, 2014
The general tilt in the population toward "mobile" usage is having a marked impact on the online travel industry. According to industry research group PhoCusWright, mobile phones and tablets made up 20% of online travel spending in 2013. As this share ...

The TravelClick Perspective – August 2014
Hospitality Net August 22, 2014
Source: PhoCusWright's Global Online Travel Overview, 3rd Edition, July 2014. Firstly, same day reservations are growing from 9% to 23% as users are becoming more comfortable with their mobile devices and are leveraging them to book more frequently ...

ResorTime Launches New Web Site and Brand Identity
Hospitality Net August 22, 2014
According to a study conducted by PhoCusWright (which provides data, information and analysis for the travel, tourism and hospitality industry), research indicates that mobile devices will grow to account for 27% of U.S. online bookings, up from 10% in ...

China Update: Priceline Buying Into Ctrip, Qihoo Eyeing Acquisitions And What ...
Seeking Alpha (registration) August 21, 2014
Maggie Rauch, PhoCusWright analyst - "China remains a huge opportunity for online travel." Rauch went on to say that Priceline is making a big move as it taps into the enormous potential of China's online travel market. With the nation's online travel ...

Young Asian Travellers' Dream Destinations Revealed in New PATA Report
Hospitality Net August 21, 2014
The report features contributions from Aloft Bangkok, Bangkok Vanguards, Bnbhero, Digital Innovation Asia, Flip'n Travels, Korea Tourism Organization, Lagisatu, PhoCusWright, Qunar, South East Asia Backpacker, Taylor's University, Tourism Australia, ...

The 5 Hottest Travel Trends Right Now
TravelPulse August 19, 2014
The study, available for purchase at www.phocuswright.com, delves into the attitudes, aspirations, expectations and behaviors of U.S. renters and non-renters, as well as examining why some travelers choose rentals over hotels. PhoCusWright surveyed ...

Professional Networking, Minus the Fees
New York Times August 18, 2014
Jay Hoffmann, co-founder and chief executive of Rocketmiles, a hotel booking website, has attended the last two annual conferences held by PhoCusWright, a travel market research company, without registering; at both, he had six to 12 meetings a day, ...

PhoCusWright research: Tablets transform holiday shopping for older Europeans
Travel Daily News International August 18, 2014
Device adoption patterns have a huge impact on online holiday shopping behavior," says Marcello Gasdia, PhoCusWright senior analyst, consumer research. "We're seeing tablet adoption soar among older consumers in Europe, and now the devices are ...

Young adults shun 'costly' tablets for travel, finds PhoCusWright
Travolution August 15, 2014
European consumers born in or before 1980 are most likely to use tablets to shop and book travel, according to new research. The PhoCusWright European Traveller survey for 2014 suggests 'Millennials', born after 1981, may be the strongest adopters of ...

PhoCusWright Conference 2014 - Los Angeles
Tnooz August 13, 2014
Over 1,500 of the travel industry's most influential leaders from around the world attend The PhoCusWright Conference – the most visionary thinkers and innovators with the “Next Big Idea” among them. Further details: Registration · Agenda · Logistics ...

Philip Wolf, PhoCusWright, collaboratore di Bto2014
GuidaViaggi August 05, 2014
Il fondatore di PhoCusWright era già stato ospite nella scorsa edizione ed era nata da subito un'empatia con il team di Bto. Il programa. Per andare incontro ai cambiamenti del mercato e alle necessità del turista-viaggiatore 2.0, la T di Bto verrà ...

Online booking surges in emerging markets
Travel Weekly July 30, 2014
By next year, mobile devices will account for 27% of U.S. online bookings, up from 10% in 2013. Mobile will account for 20% of online bookings in both Asia-Pacific and Europe next year, PhoCusWright forecasted. (PhoCusWright is a subsidiary of ...

PhoCusWright research finds emerging markets grabbing bigger piece of the ...
Travel Daily News International July 27, 2014
According to a new report by travel industry research authority PhoCusWright, Global Online Travel Overview Third Edition, these regions have an online penetration rate of less than 30%, while in Europe and the U.S. more than four in 10 travel ...