Cathy WalshSenior Research Analyst
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 Innovation and Technology Trends 2024Category: Technology Innovation Published: January 2024 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Cathy Walsh, Markus Schreyer, Lorraine Sileo, Norm Rose US $1,495
Each year, Phocuswright publishes a content series that identifies the most significant innovation trends in travel technology and distribution for the upcoming year and beyond. This year we again...
U.S. Travel Agency Landscape 2023Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: January 2024 Analysts: Cathy Walsh, Lorraine Sileo US $695
U.S. Travel Agency Landscape 2023 is part of a joint research project with Phocuswright and Travel Weekly, tracking the U.S. travel agency distribution landscape and overall market size.
Canada Consumer Behavior and Travel Market Report 2022-2026Category: Consumer Trends Published: November 2023 Analysts: Lorraine Sileo, Cathy Walsh US $1,795
Phocuswright’s Canada Consumer Behavior and Travel Market Report 2022-2026 provides a complete view of the Canada travel market, including detailed market sizing and projections through 2026,...
Super Apps’ Secret SauceCategory: Technology Innovation Published: June 2023 Analysts: Cathy Walsh US $295
Super apps are mobile applications that offer multiple services, often including transportation, digital payments, e-commerce, gaming, social networking and more. The concept originated in Asia, but a...
Europe Travel Market Report 2022-2026Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: June 2023 Analysts: Ralph Merten, Cathy Walsh US $2,495
The European travel market is still facing headwinds in its post-COVID recovery. Featuring nearly 69% year-over-year growth in 2022, the market nevertheless still came up short of 2019 totals....