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. Travel Market 2020-2024: By the Numbers

U.K. Travel Market 2020-2024: By the Numbers

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: January 2021 Analysts: Dirk Rogl, Cathy Walsh

The U.K. plays a lead role in the European online travel market – and it is also among the markets most severely impacted by COVID-19. Following decades of growth, U.K. travel gross bookings in 2020...

U.K. Travel Market Report 2020-2024

U.K. Travel Market Report 2020-2024

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: January 2021 Analysts: Dirk Rogl, Cathy Walsh US $795

The U.K. travel market suffered dramatic losses in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the resulting travel restrictions. Amid the continuing impacts of the pandemic and a renewed lockdown in much of the U.K., the...

Will the Real 5G Please Stand Up

Will the Real 5G Please Stand Up

Category: Consumer Trends Published: October 2020 Analysts: Cathy Walsh

For years technologists have hyped the potential of 5G, the fifth-generation mobile network. In the travel industry, it could power a smoother traveler journey, improve airport efficiency, enhance...

U.S. Consumer Travel Report 2020 (Series)

U.S. Consumer Travel Report 2020 (Series)

Category: Consumer Trends Published: September 2020 Analysts: Mark Blutstein, Madeline List, Cathy Walsh US $995

Phocuswright's U.S. Consumer Travel Report 2020 series provides a snapshot of consumer behavior and sentiment immediately before COVID-19 changed the world. Based on a comprehensive survey of U.S....

U.S. Consumer Travel 2020: Shopping and Booking

U.S. Consumer Travel 2020: Shopping and Booking

Category: Consumer Trends Published: September 2020 Analysts: Mark Blutstein, Cathy Walsh US $495

In 2019, U.S. leisure travel jumped five percentage points, as the population expanded to match the highest point in the past decade. Leisure travelers took more frequent trips and average household...

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