We Are Tourism Industry Specialists
Destination Analysts is a travel and tourism market research firm based in San Francisco, California. We are a team of travel industry experts with extensive, hands-on experience working with some of the world’s greatest tourism brands and Destination Marketing Organizations. We are widely known for our pioneering, customized travel and tourism research that is second to none for its reliability, affordability and transparency. We not only assist clients with the interpretation of their research results but the architecture and execution of strategy based on that research. Our travel studies, The State of the International Traveler™ and The State of the American Traveler™ , are standards in the industry. We serve every type of Destination Marketing Organization and specialize in:
- Visitor Profiles
- Economic Impact Analysis
- Return on Investment Studies
- Destination Brand Research
- Website ROI
- Social Media ROI
- Website Usability Research
Please contact us to discuss your research needs.
MEET THE TEAM
Our leader, Erin Cummings, is at the forefront of developing research solutions that marry technology, big data and market research to assist the travel industry with deepening the understanding of travel decision processes and measuring ROI. With the globalization of travel, Erin develops research strategy to provide our clients with the intelligence they need to best market themselves in this exciting but competitive reality.
Our founder, Dave Bratton, is a widely respected DMO industry thought leader. Dave is well known for his creative approach to market research and solving client problems with rigorous, carefully-designed research programs.
Kim envisions and implements Destination Analysts’ research studies and has full strategic control over their direction and scope. With a client-focused perspective, Kim customizes each research project’s methodology to best fulfill clients’ objectives.
David Reichbach is a data analysis professional, as well as a highly regarded information privacy attorney. David oversees the analysis, retention and security of data collected in Destination Analysts’ many diverse research programs.
As Destination Analysts’ Senior Director of Research, Myha thoughtfully designs and manages the implementation of Destination Analysts’ suite of research services. She is incredibly effective at distilling actionable insights and marketing intelligence that support our clients’ missions.
Melissa is a highly-skilled research practitioner. She has over thirteen years experience in the tourism industry, where her primary focus has been destination research highlighting the value of tourism to destinations. As Research Director for Destination Analysts, Melissa manages all aspects of research projects, including both quantitative and qualitative efforts.
As Destination Analysts’ Research Manager, Chingun plays an instrumental role in collecting, cleansing and analyzing data for use in Destination Analysts’ reporting. Most recently, Chingun managed the data collection, data analysis and report development for Destination Analysts’ 2019 The State of the International Traveler study. His professionalism, tenacity, and optimism are essential in the punctual execution of Destination Analysts’ research studies. Chingun’s Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from San Jose State University allows for detailed and timely communications with Destination Analysts’ clients, as well as his critical analysis of data that results in actionable marketing insights.
Stefanie has overseen the field research to support comprehensive visitor profile studies on behalf of Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, Visit Big Sky and Visit Ludington, as well as numerous special event and festival attendee and economic impact studies.
Mytho has overseen the field research to support comprehensive visitor profile studies on behalf of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Visit West Hollywood, Santa Monica Travel & Tourism, Visit Napa Valley, Visit Santa Barbara, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation and the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
The Destination Analysts team does great work. With a DMO background, they understand the issues of importance to destinations and stay true to the purpose of the project. We have worked with them consistently since 2011, and they have not ceased to be thorough, responsive, and a pleasure to work with.
Destination Analysts provides us with crucial research and insights that we use to improve our marketing and sales efforts. Their data on ROI, traveler motivations and consumer behaviors guides us in our decision making and execution of our programs.
Thanks so much for being so conscientious in all our projects over the past ten years. Your wonderful insight and impeccable attention to detail are very much appreciated. I love working with you because I know your work will be top-notch every single time.
San Francisco Travel Association has been working with Destination Analysts for years and we appreciate their exceptional knowledge of the tourism industry and customer service. They are wonderful to work with and we highly recommend them as anyone’s research partner. Most recently they have executed a Website ROI Study, an Awareness & Understanding Study and we currently have two different Visitor Profile Surveys in the field.