February 9, 2024

The 2024 TTRA Awards, hosted during the Travel and Tourism Research Association’s (TTRA) 54th Annual International Conference, invite research pioneers to Burlington, Vermont, from June 11-13. This prestigious event celebrates excellence in tourism research, offering a unique stage for both academics and practitioners to showcase their innovative contributions to the field. With a deadline for submissions on March 15, winners will be announced on June 13, promising recognition and rewards for impactful research in travel and tourism​​​​.

Awards Chair Contact: Dr. Shuangyu Xu, University of Missouri, spearheads this year’s awards, guiding participants toward showcasing their best work​​. For queries or more information, Dr. Xu can be reached at [email protected].

Key Awards:

  • Academic Excellence: With categories like the J. Desmond Slattery and Keeling Dissertation Awards, students and scholars are encouraged to present their thesis or dissertation for a chance to win cash prizes, plaques, and conference registrations.
  • Practitioner Insight: The MMGY Shifflet Award celebrates DMOs and practitioners for research that significantly impacts organizational decisions or actions.
  • Lifetime Achievement: This highest honor recognizes individuals or organizations for their long-standing contributions to the industry and TTRA

Conference Highlights: Themed “GLOBAL INSIGHTS, LOCAL STORIES,” the conference will explore sustainability, visitor experience, and community engagement, among other topics. It’s an opportunity for networking, learning, and sharing innovative research that shapes the future of tourism.

The Conference Experience: Beyond the awards, the TTRA conference will feature presentations and discussions across various formats, including oral presentations, visual presentations at the Ideas Fair, and workshops on qualitative research methods. The event emphasizes the importance of collaborative research between academics and practitioners, offering a rich platform for knowledge exchange and networking

Sponsorship & Participation: Engage with industry leaders and contribute to advancing tourism research by becoming a conference sponsor, offering a spotlight for brands while supporting the field’s growth.

For those interested in contributing to the future of tourism through research and innovation, the 2024 TTRA Awards and the accompanying conference in Burlington, Vermont, represent an unparalleled opportunity. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this significant event that sets the standards for excellence in the travel and tourism industry. This event not only provides a platform for recognizing groundbreaking research but also fosters collaboration and innovation in the travel and tourism industry.

For more details, visit the TTRA website for the Annual International Conference and 2024 TTRA Awards.

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