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. Packaged Travel Market Report 2021-2025Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: March 2022 Analysts: Michael Coletta US $795
The U.S. packaged travel segment faced an unprecedented 84% downturn in 2020, and appeared poised to begin recovery in 2021. Exceeding all expectations, the packaging market bounced back 251% year over...
U.S. Car Rental Market Report 2021-2025Category: Consumer Trends Published: March 2022 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Madeline List US $795
With the echo of the 2020 downturn still lingering, eyes were on 2021 as the year that would kickstart the pandemic recovery for the car rental sector. Following a 37% drop in 2020, the industry...
U.S. Cruise Market Report 2021-2025Category: Consumer Trends Published: March 2022 Analysts: Marilyn Macallair, Michael Coletta US $795
The cruise segment of the U.S. travel industry was dealt a heavy blow in 2021, as a direct consequence of the pandemic restrictions that burdened its operations. Nonetheless, there are promising signs...
Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2022Category: Technology Innovation Published: February 2022 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Robert Cole, Cathy Walsh, Nick Price, Hollis Thomases, Norm Rose US $500
Each year, Phocuswright publishes a content series that identifies the most significant innovation trends in travel technology and distribution for the upcoming year and beyond. This year we again...
Through the Roof: U.S. Short-Term Rentals 2021Category: Consumer Trends Published: January 2022 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Madeline List, Cathy Walsh US $695
Short-term rentals (STRs) have experienced a precipitous uptick in attention, in a time otherwise marked by downturn and travel uncertainty. While also affected by the global pandemic, the STR market...