Analyst Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson

Senior Research AnalystChris Thompson

Mr. Thompson joins Phocuswright after more than two decades accumulating travel and tourism-related research expertise at Walt Disney World.  There he designed and led a diverse range of research projects, gaining a deep understanding of the entire journey, from initial decisions around destination choice, response to marketing and promotional offers, planning/booking process, gauging experiences they had during the trip, and assessing which trip elements or other factors are most likely to drive actual return behavior.

When not at work, he enjoys taking advantage of the outdoor activities available in Florida, visiting theme parks and beaches with his family, playing on a pub trivia team, and is an avid college football fan.

Travel Research From Chris Thompson

Europe Consumer Travel 2021: Major Markets Compared

Europe Consumer Travel 2021: Major Markets Compared

Category: Consumer Trends Published: February 2022 Analysts: Chris Thompson, Alice Jong US $495

The unprecedented global health crisis triggered by COVID-19 affected travel markets and consumer behavior worldwide. In Europe, tourism evaporated as the continent became a viral epicenter, leading to...

Italy Consumer Travel 2021

Italy Consumer Travel 2021

Category: Consumer Trends Published: January 2022 Analysts: Chris Thompson US $495

The unprecedented global health crisis triggered by COVID-19 affected travel markets and consumer behavior worldwide. In Italy, the first European epicenter of the virus, tourism swiftly came to a...

France Consumer Travel 2021

France Consumer Travel 2021

Category: Consumer Trends Published: December 2021 Analysts: Chris Thompson US $495

The unprecedented global health crisis triggered by COVID-19 affected travel markets and consumer behavior worldwide. Across Europe, leisure travelers took fewer trips and average household travel spend...

Europe Consumer Travel Report 2021 (Series)

Europe Consumer Travel Report 2021 (Series)

Category: Consumer Trends Published: October 2021 Analysts: Alice Jong, Marcello Gasdia, Chris Thompson, Coney Dongre US $1,295

The global pandemic severely limited leisure travel in 2020 and 2021, and all travel segments contracted sharply in 2020, in stark contrast with the expansive growth of previous years. Still, Europeans...