Analyst Cathy Walsh

Cathy Walsh

Senior Research AnalystCathy Walsh

Raleigh, North Carolina United States

An eight-year Phocuswright veteran, Ms. Walsh contributes to a range of research efforts as author and editor, with recent publications including In-Destination Events, Attractions & Activities: Europe, U.S. Mobile Travel Report: Market Sizing and Consumer Trends, and U.S. Online Travel Traffic Report. Cathy joined Phocuswright in 2005 to launch The Phocuswright Research Subscription: Technology Edition (now The Innovation Edition). Formerly director, communications, Cathy continues to create marketing content to promote Phocuswright research and events. Cathy gained travel industry expertise as editor of the trade newsletter Travel Distribution Report, where she produced news and analysis on travel distribution and technology. She is a cum laude graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received a M.A. in English from North Carolina State University, where her research focused on technology and culture.

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Areas of Research

Cathy's areas of expertise include online consumer technology, social networks, marketing and distribution strategy, and Internet trends, with a particular focus on emerging technologies.

 

Travel Research From Cathy Walsh

Curated Collection: Technology

Curated Collection: Technology

Category: Technology Innovation Published: March 2020 Analysts: Michael Gerra, Cathy Walsh, Coney Dongre, Hollis Thomases, Michael Coletta, Bob Offutt US $2,200

This special collection of individual reports – curated by our team of analysts – represents Phocuswright’s most essential research, data and analysis on the key technology trends and developments...

U.S. Consumer Travel Report 2020 (Series)

U.S. Consumer Travel Report 2020 (Series)

Category: Consumer Trends Published: September 2020 Analysts: Mark Blutstein, Madeline List, Cathy Walsh US $995

Phocuswright's U.S. Consumer Travel Report 2020 series provides a snapshot of consumer behavior and sentiment immediately before COVID-19 changed the world. Based on a comprehensive survey of U.S....

U.S. Consumer Travel 2020: Shopping and Booking

U.S. Consumer Travel 2020: Shopping and Booking

Category: Consumer Trends Published: September 2020 Analysts: Mark Blutstein, Cathy Walsh US $495

In 2019, U.S. leisure travel jumped five percentage points, as the population expanded to match the highest point in the past decade. Leisure travelers took more frequent trips and average household...

U.K. Travel Market Update 2020

U.K. Travel Market Update 2020

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: July 2020 Analysts: Dirk Rogl, Cathy Walsh US $495

The novel coronavirus struck the U.K. later than many other European countries. Starting in March 2020, the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown measures implemented by the government began to have...

U.S. Consumer Travel 2020: Travel Product Consumption

U.S. Consumer Travel 2020: Travel Product Consumption

Category: Consumer Trends Published: July 2020 Analysts: Mark Blutstein, Cathy Walsh US $495

The overall incidence of leisure travel increased among U.S. consumers in 2019, as a higher percentage of travelers took flights and opted to stay in short-term rentals compared to 2018. But travel...

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