Mike ColettaManager, Research and Innovation
New York, NY United States
Mr. Coletta has served in a variety of high-level roles spanning 25 years in the travel industry at startups, corporations and digital agencies. At Phocuswright, he oversees the company's technology and innovation research efforts, including the screening of startups for our recurring pitch competitions, as well as varied travel market research initiatives.
He is the author or co-author of Phocuswright's annual reports on the U.S. packaged travel, car rental, cruise and short-term rental markets, the state of travel startups, and numerous one-off research projects. He also maintains The State of Travel Startups Interactive Database.
He previously worked primarily in the startup world as an entrepreneur, investor, program manager and group organizer. He spent significant time in web development, web analytics, online marketing and tech project management, building a spectrum of expertise and network of contacts.
In the past he volunteered as the co-organizer of the Travel 2.0 Meetup group and as a global coordinator with Impact Travel Alliance. He was a member of Phocuswright's "Young Leaders Under 35" executive development program in 2013.
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The State of Travel Funding 2023Category: Technology Innovation Published: November 2023 Analysts: Michael Coletta US $495
Phocuswright has tracked the digital travel startup landscape for nearly 15 years, and as of the time of publishing this report there are over 4,600 companies in our Travel Startups Interactive...
Travel Startups Interactive DatabaseCategory: Technology Innovation Published: September 2023 Analysts: Michael Coletta
Phocuswright has tracked the travel startup landscape for well over a decade. During this time, the digital travel ecosystem has undergone tremendous transformation. Until the COVID-19 pandemic hit,...
U.S. Packaged Travel Market Report 2022-2026Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: April 2023 Analysts: Michael Coletta US $795
The packaged travel segment grew 29% in 2022, from $11.3 billion to $14.5 billion, continuing its recovery. The return of complex trips (and therefore, travel advisors) contributed to offline channel...
U.S. Car Rental Market Report 2022-2026Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: April 2023 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Madeline List US $795
By all available metrics, the U.S. car rental market exceeded expectations in 2022. Despite inventory, staffing and microchip shortages, the segment grew by 24% year-over-year. Daily rates rose to new...