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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U.S. Online Travel Agencies: Consolidation, Cross-Shopping and Channel ShiftCategory: Market Overview & Sizing Published: January 2016 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Maggie Rauch US $1,250
The OTA arms race continued to heat up in 2015 as Expedia moved ahead with acquisitions of Travelocity, Orbitz and HomeAway (planned to close 1Q16). Stronger efforts to sell direct by suppliers dampened...
Phocuswright Conference 2015: Battleground and Travel Innovation Summit RoundupCategory: Technology Innovation Published: January 2016 Analysts: Michael Coletta
Since 2008, The Travel Innovation Summit (TIS) at The Phocuswright Conference has provided a platform for a select group of industry visionaries to promote their ideas, gaining new partners, customers...
U.S. Online Travel Overview Fifteenth EditionCategory: Market Overview & Sizing Published: January 2016 Analysts: Maggie Rauch, Robert Cole, Michael Coletta, Lorraine Sileo US $2,495
As the post-recession U.S. economy becomes steadier, travel has enjoyed the ride. While demand is high for all types of travel – domestic, inbound and outbound – the impact on the bottom line varies by...
Metasearch: The Leaders, the Future and the Impact on Travel DistributionCategory: Social & Search Published: August 2015 Analysts: Michael Coletta
After posting a banner year in 2014, metasearch continues to sizzle. While TripAdvisor, Google, Kayak, Trivago and Skyscanner are generally recognized as the leaders in the space, smaller players as...