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

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,...

French Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition

French Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: December 2012 Analysts: Peter O'Connor, Carroll Rheem US $746

Phocuswright's French Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition provides data, analysis and insight into the French travel industry, and projects future performance through 2014. The report covers French...

French Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition (Translated)

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: December 2012 Analysts: Peter O'Connor, Carroll Rheem US $746

L'Étude sur le marchÉ franÇais du voyage en ligne a ÉtÉ traduite dans son intÉgralitÉ. « L'Étude sur le marchÉ franÇais du voyage en ligne fournit une analyse complÈte et les perspectives du marchÉ en...

European Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition

European Online Travel Overview Eighth Edition

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: December 2012 Analysts: Carroll Rheem, Jesus Salgado Criado, Peter O'Connor US $1,872

In 2011, Europe's total and online markets continued their recovery from the recession and enjoyed healthy overall growth. Despite this success, however, slowed growth is expected in the next several...

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