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.
U.S. Online Travel 2019: Overview and Market SizingCategory: Market Overview & Sizing Published: March 2020 Analysts: Cathy Walsh US $2,495
The U.S. travel market grew a projected 2% in 2019, down from 6% the previous year. While 2019 marked the continuation of the longest-running economic expansion in U.S. history, the future...
Spain Online Travel 2019: Key DevelopmentsCategory: Market Overview & Sizing Published: December 2019 Analysts: Fabian Gonzalez, David Juman, Cathy Walsh
The Spanish travel industry has celebrated several years of strong inbound visitation and a healthy domestic market. However, while tourism forecasts for 2019 remained positive in the first half of the...
Spain Online Travel 2019: By the NumbersCategory: Market Overview & Sizing Published: December 2019 Analysts: David Juman, Cathy Walsh, Fabian Gonzalez
Though the Spanish travel market experienced rapid growth over the past several years as the country recovered from the global financial crisis, it is projected to decline roughly 2% in 2019 due to a...
Spain Online Travel Overview 2019Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: December 2019 Analysts: Fabian Gonzalez, David Juman, Cathy Walsh US $795
The travel industry is the engine of the Spanish economy, and represents the largest sector in the country in GDP contribution terms. However, Spain faces several challenges that threaten its economy,...