Analyst Peter O'Connor

Peter O'Connor

Senior Market Analyst, EuropePeter O'Connor

Paris France

Dr. O'Connor is a senior market analyst with Phocuswright and co-author of its annual European Online Travel Overview. He is a chaired professor of digital disruption at ESSEC Business School, France, where he also serves as academic director of the specialized courses in hospitality management. Peter's research, teaching and consulting interests focus on distribution, e-commerce and electronic marketing in hospitality and tourism. In addition to authoring three leading textbooks, Peter has published articles in leading academic journals including the Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Marketing, as well as countless articles in both the academic and trade press. In 2015, he launched Coursera's first MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on hotel distribution and online marketing, which currently has over 12,000 active learners.

Peter's insights and understanding of technology and distribution issues in the European hospitality industry have made him a sought-after speaker and panelist at major industry events. His writings on travel innovation are insightful and highly regarded within the industry. He is regularly quoted in the international press and consulted by investment and consulting companies on developments in the online travel arena. A frequent traveler, he now lives in Paris with his wife and three children.

Areas of Research
Peter's understanding of the European hospitality industry and technology place him in a prime position to analyze the U.K. and France markets for Phocuswright. His writings on travel innovation are insightful and highly regarded within the industry.

Travel Research From Peter O'Connor

Australia-New Zealand Travel Market Data Sheet 2021-2025

Australia-New Zealand Travel Market Data Sheet 2021-2025

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: September 2022 Analysts: Peter O'Connor

This data sheet provides quick and easy access to updated Australia-New Zealand travel market sizing data and projections from 2019-2025, including online and total markets, segments and key...

Niche No More: European Short-Term Rentals

Niche No More: European Short-Term Rentals

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: April 2022 Analysts: Charuta Fadnis, Ralph Merten, Dirk Rogl, Fabian Gonzalez, Peter O'Connor, Stanislas Feminier US $695

Short-term rentals (STRs) have experienced a renewed interest among users and hosts alike. Despite the pandemic’s dampening impact on hospitality, many travelers considered a short-term rental for their...

France Travel Market Report 2021-2025

France Travel Market Report 2021-2025

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: February 2022 Analysts: Peter O'Connor, Cathy Walsh US $795

Following a disastrous 2020, the French travel market rebounded 19% in 2021. Still, it was a tumultuous year, as the persistence of coronavirus infections greatly impacted recovery. While a strong sense...

France Online Travel 2019: By the Numbers

France Online Travel 2019: By the Numbers

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: November 2019 Analysts: Peter O'Connor, David Juman

The recent collapse of Thomas Cook and some challenging socioeconomic conditions have contributed to a mixed year for the French travel market. Though 2019 and 2020 growth is expected to be marginal,...

France Online Travel 2019: Key Developments

France Online Travel 2019: Key Developments

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: November 2019 Analysts: Peter O'Connor, David Juman

Though commercial and social unrest have hampered growth of the French travel market in 2019, the government is committed to attracting 100 million visitors by 2020. Still, key obstacles remain,...

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