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

U.K. Online Travel 2019: Key Developments

U.K. Online Travel 2019: Key Developments

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: October 2019 Analysts: Dirk Rogl, David Juman, Cathy Walsh

Continuing uncertainty regarding Brexit has forced many U.K.-based travel companies – most notably airlines and tour operators – to devote resources to preparing for the worst-case scenario. Despite the...

U.K. Online Travel 2019: By the Numbers

U.K. Online Travel 2019: By the Numbers

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: October 2019 Analysts: Dirk Rogl, David Juman, Cathy Walsh

Despite considerable economic and political uncertainty, the U.K. market is projected to expand just under 1% in 2019, with online bookings expected to climb an impressive 6%. By 2023, 72% of travel...

U.K. Online Travel Overview 2019

U.K. Online Travel Overview 2019

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: October 2019 Analysts: Dirk Rogl, David Juman, Cathy Walsh US $795

Despite continuing uncertainty regarding Brexit and the impact it could have on the U.K. economy, the country still boasts the second-largest travel market in Europe and the largest online market by a...

Total Immersion in Travel Planning

Total Immersion in Travel Planning

Category: Published: September 2019 Analysts: Cathy Walsh

Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and the full spectrum of technologies that combine real and virtual worlds create intriguing possibilities for travel, tourism and hospitality. Over the last...

U.S. Consumer Travel 2019: Core Consumer Metrics

U.S. Consumer Travel 2019: Core Consumer Metrics

Category: Consumer Trends Published: August 2019 Analysts: Mark Blutstein, Cathy Walsh US $495

Each year, the U.S. leisure travel population fluctuates due to economic conditions as well as personal factors. In 2018, not as many Americans traveled for leisure, but other indicators suggest...

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