Amanda Hite, STR CEO joined TTRA President Nate Gieryn on July 19, 2021, for a discussion on how the hospitality industry weathered the past 18 months, a look toward the future for hospitality, and the opportunities provided to the industry with the recent acquisition of STR by commercial real estate company, CoStar Group.
Membership in TTRA says to the global community that you strive to meet the same exceptional standards regardless if you work in academia, for a destination, or as a provider of tourism research and marketing solutions.
TTRA is proud to welcome the following new members:
- Jessica Frahm, Arkansas Dept of Parks, Heritage & Tourism
- Angie Brady, Fayetteville Area CVB
- David Nash, Fayetteville Area CVB
- Faith Rex, SMS Research & Marketing Services, Inc
- Casey Moran, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Sean Keliiholokai, West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board
- Tom Kiely, West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board
- Jeff Morris, West Hollywood Travel + Tourism Board
- Kelsey Blevins, Zartico
- Esra Calvert, Zartico
- Mary Flynn, Zartico
Few industries are as dynamic or exciting as travel and tourism. Every day, it’s being reimagined and remade by tectonic shifts in culture, economics, and technology.
As the travel and tourism ecosystem transforms, professionals across the industry and around the world want quality research on which to make informed decisions. The Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) is where they find it. For more than 45 years, TTRA has been the industry’s go-to for evidence-based, global data and analysis.
The association unites the travel and tourism research community: university academics, professional practitioners, and users of research – so they can network, collaborate, and ideate in person and across borders.
CenStates TRAVEL SPOTLIGHT | July 2021
If you’ve been in the destination marketing world for a little while and are ready to ramp up your strategy game with some data-driven decision-making tools, here is a tool for you! In focusing on our intermediate members, we’ve aligned some of the most common questions DMO clients need to have answered, with the research tool that gets you those answers and some DMOs that have experience in this area.
For more on these research topics, join us at the CenStates annual conference IN PERSON on November 3-5, 2021 in St. Joseph, Missouri. More info here: https://ttra.com/central-chapter/conference.
This is the highest honor given by the Travel and Tourism Research Association. This award is presented to the individual or organization that has made a highly significant contribution to TTRA as well as to the travel and tourism industry.
We are pleased to announce that Bill Siegel, Longwoods International, is the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Winner.
| Chelsea Benitez
Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
Tourism Insight Limited
Visit Fort Worth
| Heath Dillard
Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority
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