Aran Ryan Joins Tourism Economics as a Director of Lodging Analytics
Ryan brings his extensive lodging sector experience to build new analytical tools within Tourism Economics global platform
27 February 2014 – Tourism Economics today announced that Aran Ryan has joined the firm as Director of Lodging Analytics. In this role, Mr. Ryan will be responsible for developing quantitative tools to help hotel investors, operators and brands develop targeted investment and growth strategies that reflect key trends and differentiated performance prospects.
“Growing tourism sector investment is increasing the demand for forward-looking information that is accurate, timely, and customized for decision-making,” said Adam Sacks, President of Tourism Economics. “Aran Ryan brings innovative perspective to these challenges, as well as sector-specific analytical experience that will yield innovative solutions for our clients.”
“Lodging investors are approaching capital allocation with increasing sophistication. Strategic investment criteria are more rigorous and require better understanding of the growth prospects and risk profiles of specific markets and property types,” observes Mr. Ryan. “Analytic capabilities are evolving quickly and I’m excited to assist clients to derive grounded insights on lodging demand, supply, pricing and risk to support targeted investment and growth decisions.”
Mr. Ryan has over 15 years of consulting experience applying business analytics, project management, research, and financial analysis skills to support client decision-making. Prior to joining Tourism Economics, Mr. Ryan was a Director in the Hospitality & Leisure consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”), and focused on lodging, gaming and vacation ownership. In this position, he applied his experience in economics and financial analysis to client engagements including valuation and transaction-oriented analysis, strategic research, and litigation support. He also played a leadership role on the team publishing PwC’s quarterly outlook for the US lodging industry. Before joining PwC, he was employed at WEFA Group (now IHS Global Insight), and conducted economic analysis and forecasts of regional economies. A graduate of Colby College, Aran earned a MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.