CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
Travel and Tourism Research Association
53rd Annual International Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, United States. June 13-15, 2023
The Academic Program Committee invites paper submissions from researchers in travel, tourism, hospitality, events, sports, leisure, and associated fields. The conference theme is GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE: How research, data & technology are changing the way strategic decisions are being made by destination and tourism organizations.
The conference will be conducted “live” with attendees being physically present. One day of virtual presentations will be added before or after the conference dates to accommodate researchers and graduate students who face high barriers and restrictions for international travel. Watch for the date announcement on the conference website: ttra.com/conference/
Conceptual, quantitative, qualitative, mixed-method, and state-of-the-art papers, as well as research-in-progress submissions, should relate to one or more of the main themes proposed for the Conference:
DESTINATION MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS:
• Smart destinations, cities, attractions, and events. Planning for the future.
• Crisis and disaster management and response strategies.
• Overcoming the consequences of the pandemic and restoring the industry to its full potential.
• Innovations in marketing and emerging technologies. Technology acceptance.
• Changing consumer trends, preferences, and behavior.
• Social media marketing from the business and consumer perspectives.
• Regenerative tourism and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
• Future transitions for climate change and tourism, including electrification and renewable energy.
• Protection and preservation of the natural environment and cultural heritage, achieving socio-economic benefits for local residents.
• Tourism, happiness, health, and wellness.
• Representation, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tourism and hospitality industry.
• Indigenous people and the control of identity, culture, heritage, land, governance, and future.
• Community tourism: resilience, participation, self-reliance, and social justice.
• Metaverse, augmented reality, and virtual reality.
• Artificial intelligence, automation, and robotization in tourism, hospitality, and events.
• Data-intensive research: data mining, machine learning, network analysis, and GIS.
The Academic Program will include the following presentation tracks:
- Oral Presentation. Organized as concurrent in-person academic sessions. Submission is a complete study (or a finished part of a larger study) that reports results. The length is 2500-5000 words. It must not have been published before. The best paper, as recommended by the reviewers and selected by an independent award committee, will be recognized with the Best Paper Award.
- Ideas Fair. Submission is a research-in-progress or initial work with relevant ideas opened for discussion. Presented in person in a form of a poster or a slide show on a personal notebook at the Ideas Fair event. The length of the submission is 1000-2500 words. The best presentation will be recognized with the Ideas Fair Winner Award.
- Qualitative Research Workshop. Qualitative studies presented in person. The length of the submission is 2500-5000 words. The best will be recognized with the Qualitative Research Winner Award.
- Graduate Student Colloquium. This is a 3-minute pre-recorded presentation with Q&A answered via zoom in real-time. The length of the submission should not exceed 1500 words.
- Virtual day. Accommodates presentations submitted as an oral or research in progress and accepted by the Academic Program Committee. The decision to go on the virtual track should be indicated at the submission.
Authors of all accepted submissions who make presentations at the conference will have the opportunity to publish their paper or its short abstract (max 200 words) in the online conference proceedings.
• 5 February 2023. Submission Deadline.
• 19 March 2023. Notification of acceptance.
• 9 April 2023. All revisions are made, and submissions are “proceedings ready.”
For more information about the conference, author guidelines, and submission templates, and to submit, please email: [email protected]
We are looking forward to a great conference!
Academic Program Committee:
Svetlana Stepchenkova, University of Florida – Oral Presentations Track
Kevin Kam Fung So, Oklahoma State University – Ideas Fair Track
Eugene Thomlinson, Royal Roads University – Virtual Presentations Track
Joelle Soulard, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and Alana Dillette, San Diego State University – Qualitative Research Workshop Track
Emily Yeager, East Carolina University, and Sierra Jones, CVB Greenville, NC – Graduate Student Colloquium Track
Ashley Schroeder, University of South Carolina – Academic Round Table Event