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. Car Rental Market Report 2020-2024

U.S. Car Rental Market Report 2020-2024

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: February 2021 Analysts: Madeline List, Michael Coletta US $795

Though the pandemic has had a major impact on the U.S. car rental market, the segment has been shielded from the full brunt of the downturn. Rental cars offer one of the most inherently private,...

U.S. Cruise Market Report 2020-2024

U.S. Cruise Market Report 2020-2024

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: February 2021 Analysts: Mary Pat Sullivan, Michael Coletta US $795

Prior to the pandemic, the cruise industry was arguably the fastest-growing travel segment, until it was stopped dead in its tracks in March 2020. Gross bookings crashed nearly 80% year over year, with...

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...

Phocuswright Innovation Platform 2019 Roundup

Phocuswright Innovation Platform 2019 Roundup

Category: Technology Innovation Published: February 2020 Analysts: Michael Coletta

Phocuswright's Innovation Platform events showcase the most promising travel companies and products around the globe. During the course of more than a decade, Phocuswright events have featured 498...

U.S. Cruise 2019

U.S. Cruise 2019

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: February 2020 Analysts: Mary Pat Sullivan, Michael Coletta US $995

In 2019, the U.S. cruise segment was projected to top 30 million passengers for the first time ever. Following strong inventory growth, the segment climbed 8% in 2019, with similar gains expected in...

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