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.

How Big Data helps customize your travel
Livemint July 30, 2014
According to travel research firm PhoCusWright Inc's India online travel overview sixth edition, the Indian online leisure and unmanaged business travel market stood at $8.8 billion in 2013 and is expected to rise to $12.5 billion by 2015, an increase ...

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 ...

Hotel pricing anti-trust probe was flawed, claims Skyscanner
Travolution July 29, 2014
Smith cited a Phocuswright report into the European travel sector to underline the importance of metasearch or price comparison which was said to show one third of shoppers use such sites. But she said when the OFT conducted consumer research into the ...

The curious case of online travel – OTA consolidation, Metasearch explosion ...
Hospitality Net July 29, 2014
Although the findings of a recent PhocusWright survey seem to indicate that OTAs are still doing much better than the suppliers in getting metasearch referrals. Metasearch, apart from offering shoppers all the information they need in one place, is ...

Clever Pricing Key to London Hotel Growth
hotel-industry.co.uk July 29, 2014
Be mobile – PhocusWright predicts the mobile share of online travel in Europe will reach 20% by 2015. We can help you target travellers who want a hotel in your area – today. Go opaque – Our data also shows that package bookings (when travellers book a ...

Northstar Travel Media Promotes Travel Group President
Nassau News Live July 29, 2014
Northstar Travel Media has promoted Bob Sullivan to President of the Travel Group. Sullivan is now responsible for Northstar's Retail Group (Travel Weekly and TravelAge West,) PhoCusWright, the Business Travel News Group, Your Travel Insider, Mountain ...

Airbnb TripAdvisor HomeAway ally with OTA trade group Travel Tech
Travel Weekly July 29, 2014
Short-term rental specialists Airbnb and HomeAway as well as travel-review leader TripAdvisor have joined Washington-based trade group Travel Tech, a move that could set the stage for further regulatory disputes with the traditional lodging industry.

Zero patience, zero wait: the reality of online travel shopping
Tnooz July 29, 2014
PhoCusWright found that 43% of online travel and lodging shoppers will abandon a site after 3 seconds of waiting and 20% will open another travel site in new window. So for travel sites violating the zero-patience credo customers will book elsewhere ...

Virgin America files for IPO
Contra Costa Times July 28, 2014
"I think it's really good news," said Douglas Quinby, vice president of research at PhoCusWright research group. "Virgin has been an interesting competitor and certainly a leader with regard to the traveler experience." With more flights into and out ...

Northstar Travel Media promotes Sullivan
Travel Weekly July 28, 2014
Sullivan is responsible for Northstar's Retail Group (Travel Weekly and TravelAge West), PhoCusWright, the Business Travel News Group, Your Travel Insider, Mountain Travel Symposium, Web In Travel and the retail travel group in Asia and China ...

Millennials travel more and prefer private accommodations
Washington Times July 28, 2014
The Washington Times asked Douglas Quinby, vice president of research at PhoCusWright, about the cost associated with the high traveling percentage from this age group. “The private accommodation market is quite varied, and in many cases is positioning ...

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 ...

Game Site Gree Seeks Growth Through Hotel Bookings
Wall Street Journal July 22, 2014
s Jalan site currently control about 60% of hotel bookings made via online travel agents, according to market research firm PhoCusWright Japan. Earlier this month, Gree invested $4.5 million in Hong Kong-based HotelQuickly, a mobile app that offers ...

PhoCusWright:调查显示1/3网购者选择使用垂直搜索网站为主要旅游购物的渠道
中文互联网数据资讯中心 July 21, 2014
酒店一直致力想要做到最新最优的网络分销,然而目前最热门的话题仍然是移动、社交媒体和垂直搜索。以上三种网络营销渠道都有一个我们许多年未见到的共同点,就是它们的目标和能力可以将消费者重新赢取回酒店的品牌官 ...

PhoCusWright announces the 2014 Travel Innovation Summit Scholarship ...
Travel Daily News International July 08, 2014
NEW YORK – Travel industry research authority PhoCusWright Inc. has announced the scholarship winners of The Travel Innovation Summit, held on the first day of The PhoCusWright Conference, November 11-13, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Each year ...

The Rise of Mobile Ad Spending -- New PhoCusWright Research and Analysis
Marketwired (press release) July 03, 2014
According to a new report by travel industry research authority PhoCusWright, "The U.S. Travel Advertising Marketplace: Industry Sizing and Trends 2015" (www.phocuswright.com/products/4441), desktop search is still the number one online ad spend ...