Analyst Mike Coletta

Mike Coletta

Manager, Research and InnovationMike Coletta

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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Travel Research From Mike Coletta

U.S. Cruise Market Report 2021-2025

U.S. Cruise Market Report 2021-2025

Category: 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 2022

Travel Innovation and Technology Trends 2022

Category: 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 2021

Through the Roof: U.S. Short-Term Rentals 2021

Category: 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...

The State of Travel Startups 2021

The State of Travel Startups 2021

Category: Technology Innovation Published: December 2021 Analysts: Chetan Kapoor, Michael Coletta US $495

Phocuswright has tracked the digital travel startup landscape for well over a decade, and innovation in the travel industry has flourished during this period. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has had a...

U.S. Packaged Travel 2019

U.S. Packaged Travel 2019

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: February 2020 Analysts: Michael Coletta US $995

The U.S. packaged travel segment grew a marginal 1% in 2019, with growth curtailed by negative press surrounding several destinations including the Dominican Republic and Mexico. OTA dynamic packages...

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