TIAC has launched a student contest for this year’s Tourism Congress to showcase the next generation of tourism leaders. We want to know what they think the future of our industry will look like. Through quick and creative presentations, students are asked to present to the Tourism Congress audience on topics at the heart of TIAC’s advocacy mission. Students, as an individual or as a team of two, are asked to submit a 3-minute video and a one-pager of information on their choice of one of three pre-chosen topics: Sustainability, Labour, and Technology. The winning student(s) will be given the opportunity to give a TED Talk presentation at Tourism Congress 2019 and present their findings to over 300 Tourism leaders. Click here for the contest details. TIAC is proud to nurture the upcoming generation of tourism practitioners and leaders, and they're looking forward to seeing some creative entries. … [Read more...] about Congress Student Contest
Dear TTRA-Canada members, After an all-around very tight race between a slate of strong candidates, the ballots have been validated and the election results are in! I’m pleased to announce that the new members joining the Board of Directors in January 2019 will be: Maria Banyai, George Brown College Vanessa Killeen, Kantar TNS Angela Wu, Tourism Vancouver I am also pleased to confirm that Frederic Dimanche from Ryerson University was re-elected for a second term to the TTRA Canada Board of Directors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped garner nominations as well as all of the vote-casting members for participating in the election. The 2019 TTRA Canada Board of Directors are shown below. You can access their contact information on the TTRA Canada website. Jason Dunkel, Chair of the Board and Nominations Committee READ eCommunication … [Read more...] about Introducing Your TTRA Canada Chapter 2019 Board of Directors
Information and Communication Technologies at Festivals Special issue call for papers from the International Journal of Event and Festival Management Guest Editors Dr. Christine M. Van Winkle, University of Manitoba, Canada - Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Kelly J. MacKay, Ryerson University, Canada Context Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have transformed communication in all life domains (Poushter 2016). Technology-mediated experiences are changing the festivalscape as festivals integrate hardware, software, netware, and humanware into the attendee experience (Neuhofer, Buhalis & Ladkin 2014; Robertson, Yeoman, Smith & McMahon-Beattie 2015; Van Winkle, MacKay, & Halpenny 2018). ICT has been used at festivals for utilitarian and hedonic purposes yet little is known about the implications for the events, attendees, volunteers, and other stakeholders. ICT integration … [Read more...] about Special Issue Call for Papers from the International Journal of Event and Festival Management
The TTRA Board of Directors is calling for nominations of potential candidates to join the Board of the Canada Chapter. All members in good standing can nominate a candidate, and a vote of the membership will follow to determine the successful officers for the positions. There are 4 open Board of Director positions starting January 1, 2019. READ eCOMMUNICATION … [Read more...] about TTRA Canada Board of Directors Call for Nominations
TTRA Canada Conference Preliminary Schedule Online The preliminary program for the TTRA Canada Conference is now online. Click HERE to view. Regular Pricing Ends August 31! Registration for our annual chapter conference is ongoing. Don't miss out! Take advantage of our Regular pricing before it expires on August 31! Register for 2018 TTRA Canada Conference. VISIT WEBSITE … [Read more...] about TTRA Canada Conference Preliminary Schedule Online | Regular Pricing Ends August 31!
Understanding & Leveraging the LGBTQ Tourism Market LGBTQ travel is one of the most lucrative, yet challenging, niche travel markets. But when you understand this market, the opportunities are limitless. In this session, participants will learn all of the basics of LGBTQ travel, from both a Canadian and an international perspective. The conversation will address: Who are LGBTQ travellers generally and what motivates them in their travel decisions The latest data about LGBTQ travel Destination experiences and marketing strategies Travel industry best practices What Canada’s travel community is doing to market and welcome LGBTQtravellers Speaker: Jason A. Kingsley, Program Lead, Event Management at Bow Valley College READ eCOMMUNICATION … [Read more...] about TTRA Canada Conference Closing Speaker Announcement | Regular Pricing Ends August 31!
TTRA Canada is pleased to release its preliminary conference schedule in advance of its September conference. VIEW SCHEDULE … [Read more...] about TTRA Canada Releases Preliminary Conference Program
Data Collection: the Good, the Bad, and the Regulations Thursday, September 27, 2018 11:25 am to 12:25 pm The world of data collection is evolving rapidly, and we are all running to keep up. Join the discussion with three data collection experts as they share their experiences with the realities of collecting and disseminating data in the current regulatory and technology environment. Learn about the impact of privacy protection regulations such as the GDPR. READ eCOMMUNICATION … [Read more...] about TTRA Canada Announces Panel on Data Collection
CBE researchers from the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management received two awards for their research at the 49th annual Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) International Conference. The conference brought together thought leaders from industry and academia to provide insights on the future of tourism research. Each year, the conference also presents several TTRA awards that encourage and recognize excellence in the field of travel and tourism research and marketing. This year, U of G research on eye-tracking research won two awards for Best Visual Paper and Best Graduate Colloquium Paper. Congratulations to graduate students Michael Lever (Ph.D., Management), Ye (Sandy) Shen (Ph.D., Management), and Professor Marion Joppe. Leading up to their success at the TTRA conference, both Lever and Shen were able to gain hands-on experience with the eye tracking equipment through the College of Business and Economics Research Assistant (CBE-RA) summer … [Read more...] about U of G Business Researchers Receive Two Awards at International Tourism Conference
Have you noticed the impressive visualization tools that are being used to communicate research findings? Do you want to learn more about how to incorporate some of these techniques into your own work? Attend the pre-conference workshop... Seeing the forest through the trees: The power and potential of data visualization tools Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00 am to noon RSVP when you register for the conference! VISIT WEBSITE … [Read more...] about TTRA Canada Announces Pre-Conference Workshop on Data Visualization Tools