TTRA Canada Conference Preliminary Schedule Online
The preliminary program for the TTRA Canada Conference is now online. Click HERE to view.
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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
TTRA Canada is pleased to release its preliminary conference schedule in advance of its September conference.
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.
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 program.
The CBE-RA program is designed to provide students with a meaningful research experience and faculty with research assistance during the summer. The funding comes from the Dean’s Office and is distributed through a competitive application process.
The conference was hosted in Miami, Florida from June 26 to 28.