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. Traveler Technology Survey Seventh Edition (Series)Category: Consumer Trends Published: June 2017 Analysts: Mark Blutstein, David Juman, Cathy Walsh, Brandie Wright, Michael Coletta, Douglas Quinby US $995
The unstoppable rise of mobile, along with the evolution of online platforms and other technology advances have given travelers increasingly sophisticated tools to leverage throughout the travel life...
How U.S. Travelers Use Chat and MessagingCategory: Technology Innovation Published: May 2017 Analysts: Michael Coletta, Mark Blutstein US $495
Consumers worldwide are embracing chat and messaging at an astonishing rate, and this is fueling an explosion in the use of apps such as Facebook Messenger, WeChat, iMessage, WhatsApp and others. This...
Tours & Activities: Startups Tighten Their BootstrapsCategory: Destination & Activities Marketing Published: March 2017 Analysts: Michael Coletta
Aiming to address a significant market, tours and activities (T&A) startups have long struggled to achieve a critical mass of funding and industry support. In this analysis we look at the history of T&A...
Phocuswright Conference: 2016 Innovation Platform RoundupCategory: Technology Innovation Published: February 2017 Analysts: Michael Coletta
Since 2008, The Phocuswright Conference has provided a platform for a select group of travel startups and industry visionaries to promote their ideas globally, and gain new partners, customers and...
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...