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.
Consumer Travel Report Third EditionCategory: Consumer Trends Published: June 2011 Analysts: Carroll Rheem, Cathy Walsh
Despite anxiety in some consumer segments, the leisure travel market continued its journey toward recovery in 2010. Younger boomers and weekenders tentatively led the way, and the influence of social...
India Online Travel Traffic ReportCategory: Social & Search Published: April 2011 Analysts: Cathy Walsh, Deepak Jain, Douglas Quinby US $695
India’s online travel market has grown significantly in a very short time period. Understanding this dynamic opportunity requires knowledge of complex consumer shopping behavior and the unique factors...
Presentation - Fantastically Fragmented: The U.S. Travel Activities MarketCategory: Published: March 2011 Analysts: Douglas Quinby, Cathy Walsh US $199
_p__strong_Save $99 with the _a href="/products/2613"__strong_Publication & Online Event Package_/strong__/a__/strong_ The activities, attractions, events and tours that travelers experience...
When They Get There (and Why They Go): Activities, Attractions, Events and ToursCategory: Destination & Activities Marketing Published: February 2011 Analysts: Cathy Walsh US $995
While U.S. travelers spent nearly $27 billion on travel activities, attractions, events and tours in 2009, these activities have failed to penetrate and participate in the broader travel distribution...