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

Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2022

Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2022

Category: Technology Innovation Published: February 2022 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Robert Cole, Cathy Walsh, Nick Price, Hollis Thomases, Norm Rose US $500

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...

The New Nomads: Work and Play From Anywhere

The New Nomads: Work and Play From Anywhere

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: February 2022 Analysts: Cathy Walsh, Alice Jong, Madeline List US $695

As lockdowns spread around the globe in 2020, most workers who could do so shifted to remote, online work. Newly able to engage in work or school from anywhere, a growing share of travelers embraced the...

Spain Travel Market Report 2021-2025

Spain Travel Market Report 2021-2025

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: February 2022 Analysts: Fabian Gonzalez, Cathy Walsh US $795

The Spanish travel market experienced a tumultuous 2021, as waves of virus variants and travel restriction changes have made the path to recovery hard to predict. Despite the difficulties, pent-up...

Through the Roof: U.S. Short-Term Rentals 2021

Through the Roof: U.S. Short-Term Rentals 2021

Category: Consumer Trends Published: January 2022 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Madeline List, Cathy Walsh US $695

Short-term rentals (STRs) have experienced a precipitous uptick in attention, in a time otherwise marked by downturn and travel uncertainty. While also affected by the global pandemic, the STR market...

Confronting Goliath: Big Tech Regulation and Travel

Confronting Goliath: Big Tech Regulation and Travel

Category: Technology Innovation Published: October 2021 Analysts: Cathy Walsh

Big Tech has become a hot topic for debate, across all industries and dimensions of business. For the travel industry, certain proposed regulatory changes may significantly impact the way that key...

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