Mike ColettaManager, Research and Innovation
New York, NY United States
Mr. Coletta has served in a variety of high-level roles over 20 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 the annual Battleground, Summit and Launch pitch competitions.
He is also the author or co-author of Phocuswright's annual reports on the U.S. packaged travel, car rental, cruise and short-term rental markets, and in the recent past has written about emerging models in hospitality, evolving industry dynamics, and the state of voice technology.
He previously worked primarily in the startup world as an entrepreneur, investor and program manager. He also spent significant time as an analyst, group organizer and project manager, building a spectrum of expertise and network of contacts.
He previously 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 2013 "Young Leaders Under 35" executive development program.
The Race for Platform DominanceCategory: Technology Innovation Published: October 2019 Analysts: Michael Coletta
In 2011, Marc Andreessen, co-author of the first widely used web browser (since turned venture capitalist) famously proclaimed that "software is eating the world," observing that global economies were...
The State of Travel Startups 2019Category: Technology Innovation Published: September 2019 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Chetan Kapoor US $495
Phocuswright has tracked the digital travel startup landscape for over a decade. During this time, the digital travel ecosystem has undergone tremendous transformation. Travel startups continue to raise...
The State of Travel Startups 2019: Artificial Intelligence in FocusCategory: Technology Innovation Published: March 2019 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Chetan Kapoor US $395
Over the last 20 years, many areas of the travel industry have been transformed by waves of disruption, from technologies like the web and mobile to new product categories like home- and ride-sharing....
Phocuswright Innovation Platform 2018 RoundupCategory: Technology Innovation Published: February 2019 Analysts: Michael Coletta
In spite of some early-stage funding contraction, the travel startup ecosystem is alive and well. This article explores the state of innovation in travel and highlights the top trends and developments,...