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

Independent Lodging Market: Marketing, Distribution and Technology Strategies for Non-Branded Properties

Independent Lodging Market: Marketing, Distribution and Technology Strategies for Non-Branded Properties

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: October 2015 Analysts: Peter O'Connor, Ralph Merten, Felica Eisenbeis, Lorraine Sileo US $895

Independent properties vary widely in terms of their size, structure and resources. While they are in the minority in the U.S., they dominate the European hospitality market. This report represents an...

French Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition

French Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: January 2015 Analysts: Peter O'Connor US $995

The French travel market managed to eke out stability in 2013 in the face of considerable economic and political challenges, both at home and in key inbound and outbound markets. Gains made by French...

European Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition

European Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: December 2014 Analysts: Luke Bujarski, Colie Hoffman, David Juman, Ralph Merten, Friederike Winkowski, Donna Airoldi, Jesus Salgado Criado, Karen Burka, Peter O'Connor, Stanislas Feminier, Lorraine Sileo US $2,495

Phocuswright's European Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition provides comprehensive analysis, sizing and forecasts for the region's total and online leisure and unmanaged business travel markets. The...

French Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition

French Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: January 2014 Analysts: Luke Bujarski, Peter O'Connor US $995

Although France has managed to slide in and out of recession in the past several years, the global economic crisis of 2008-2009 has finally made its mark on the national economy. GDP growth is still...

European Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition

European Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: December 2013 Analysts: Luke Bujarski, Ralph Merten, Friederike Winkowski, Donna Airoldi, Jesus Salgado Criado, Karen Burka, Peter O'Connor

Despite continuing political and economic uncertainty in the region, Europe’s travel market continued its recovery in 2012. While the total value of travel services sold surpassed its prerecession peak,...

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