Stephen Rooney

Senior Economist

Since joining Tourism Economics in 2014, Stephen has contributed to the production of the company’s full complement of travel and tourism subscription services as well as a range of consultancy pieces.

His remit currently includes the Air Passenger Forecasts service, which provides long-term forecasts of air passenger flows for almost 4,000 routes and total flows for 191 countries, as well as various other modelling to predict performance based on economic fundamentals and industry dynamics. This has recently included hotel performance forecasts (in partnership with STR), as well as more detailed client-specific forecasts for Tourism Ireland, Switzerland Tourism, Wonderful Copenhagen, and South African Tourism, to name just a few.

His written output includes quarterly analysis of key economic and tourism trends in Europe and in relevant outbound markets, produced on behalf of the European Travel Commission (ETC) with an aim to provide the know-how necessary to monitor the short-term development of European tourism.

Stephen graduated from the University of Ulster with a first-class honours degree in BSc Economics with Politics.

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