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.

TripAdvisor sees Thailand reviews soar by triple digits
The Nation December 19, 2014
According to a PhoCusWright report, the Asia-Pacific online travel industry will outpace the total travel market in the 2013-16 period. Online travel bookings will surge 51 per cent to US$123.9 billion (Bt4 trillion), 32 per cent of the entire travel ...

Expedia claims 2014 marks turning point for multiple device use
Travolution December 18, 2014
This comes as Phocuswright predicts that almost 30% of travel will be booked on mobile in 2015, a year that will continue to illustrate the importance of mobile devices as true personal assistants throughout the whole travel experience. Consumer ...

The Stayful hotel app: No trend left behind
Tnooz December 18, 2014
Forget those year-in-review articles that list the hottest trends in design, marketing, and business models among consumer-facing travel startups. Instead, download the iOS app Stayful, which debuted yesterday. The app showcases the industry's ...

Phocuswright Research Finds Sputtering European Economy Halts Holiday ...
Marketwired (press release) December 18, 2014
According to a new publication from travel industry research authority Phocuswright, consumer travel trends for 2014 are mixed, but positive indicators remain. Although travel incidence fell in France and the U.K., a larger share of German travelers ...

WIT Middle East 2015
Web In Travel December 18, 2014
In 2012, a Phocuswright report predicted that online travel sales in the Middle East would reach $15.8 billion by 2014. This means that by 2014, online bookings will make up nearly a quarter (22%) of all travel bookings made in the region. WIT Middle ...

Utrip lands $850K in financing, adds features and clients
GeekWire December 17, 2014
“Utrip has had a momentous fourth quarter–winning the TechFlash Cup, launching our new Insight Reports, and presenting to thousands of travel professionals at PhoCusWright in Los Angeles and Buy Tourism Online in Florence,” Utrip founder and CEO ...

Priceline Downgraded by Goldman, Stock Down 3% - Analyst Blog
Nasdaq December 17, 2014
Shares of online travel booking company, Priceline.com ( PCLN ) fell a little over 3%, touching a low of $1045.25, before closing a notch higher at $1045.84. The decline came after the travel company was pulled out from the "Americas Conviction Buy ...

HotelRewards.com and Expedia: A Winning Combination
TravelPulse December 17, 2014
Indeed, in a PhoCusWright survey from 2013, agents ranked the things most important to them in recommending and influencing a particular consumer. Commissions and preferred relationships came in at one-third to one-half the importance of things like ...

New Phocuswright Research Shows OTA Hotel Play Pays Off: Double-Digit ...
Marketwired (press release) December 11, 2014
According to an upcoming report from travel industry research authority Phocuswright, OTA hotel bookings are projected to grow 15% in 2014, outpacing hotel website gains for the third consecutive year. OTAs' share of the online hotel market will ...

OTAs Aggressively Pursuing Higher-margin Hotel Segment
Hotel News Resource (press release) (registration) December 11, 2014
PhoCusWright The skies have not been friendly to online travel agencies (OTAs) in recent years, but OTAs are countering online market share lost to airlines with a strategic move of their own. OTAs have aggressively pursued the higher-margin hotel ...

Nova pesquisa da Phocuswright revela que o México está para ser o maior ...
Portal Nacional de Seguros December 07, 2014
Com uma penetração de viagens online relativamente baixa e uma população de mais de 120 milhões de habitantes, o México é um mercado com grandes oportunidades não aproveitadas. De acordo com um novo relatório da Phocuswright ...

New Phocuswright Research Reveals Mexico Poised to Become Latin America's ...
Marketwired (press release) December 04, 2014
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2014) - With relatively low online travel penetration and a population of more than 120 million, Mexico is a market of great untapped promise. According to a new Phocuswright report (phocuswright.com/products/4443), ...

Phocuswright: Travel lagging behind in the app experience stakes, says Facebook
Travolution November 21, 2014
The experience travel firms are delivering on apps lags way behind other sectors, according to Facebook's global head of travel. Lee McCabe, global vertical strategy lead for the social network, said OTAs and start-ups like HotelTonight were leading ...

Phocuswright: Peer-to-peer pioneer HomeExchange eyes growth spurt
Travolution November 20, 2014
Peer-to-peer pioneer HomeExchange forecasts doubling the size of its business in the coming years, thanks to the latest technology and increased profile the sector has received from Airbnb. The US based holiday home swap site was established pre the ...

Phocuswright: Leap to mobile driving growth for China's Ctrip
Travolution November 20, 2014
The Chinese outbound market is expected to grow by ten times over the next five to seven years, according to the country's largest travel agent. James Liang, Ctrip founder, told the Phocuswright conference in Los Angeles last week that consumers in the ...

Phocuswright Announces the Next Generation of Groundbreaking Travel ...
Hospitality Net November 13, 2014
Travel industry research authority Phocuswright Inc. has announced the award winners of The Travel Innovation Summit, held on Nov. 11, the first day of The Phocuswright Conference currently underway in Los Angeles, Calif. Each year, 32 innovators are ...