We are thrilled that the Honorable Jeanie Dendys, Minister of Tourism and Culture for Government of Yukon will share Yukon’s new strategy, Sustainable Tourism. Our Path. Our Future. at the upcoming 2019 TTRA Canada Chapter Conference.
Join destination marketing colleagues in Washington DC for the 2019 Marketing Outlook Forum to hear Chris Davidson (MMGY Global), Jessie States (Meeting Professionals International), and Darren Dunn (Entrada Insights) discuss the outlook for 2019 and beyond during the always popular Executive Roundtable.
Each year, we kick-off the first day of Marketing Outlook Forum with the Executive Roundtable featuring a thought-provoking discussion among some of the travel industry’s top thought leaders. After ten years of solid growth, many are asking whether 2020 will bring more growth or possible decline.
This year, our roundtable will feature leaders who have a wide range of experience in the travel industry and they will look into the crystal ball and share their insights for the coming year…
The conversation is always lively and sure to generate fresh ideas and new perspectives as the executives discuss the outlook for 2020 and beyond.
Our panelists include:
Chris Davidson, EVP of MMGY Global, who oversees the travel insights and strategy division. He also directs the organization’s substantial investment in travel intelligence and how it fuels marketing strategies that drive results. Expect to hear a discussion related to MMGY’s prediction of a travel recession and its’ impact on travel marketing in 2020. Chris’s bio
Jessie States is the Director of MPI Academy at Meeting Professionals International where she leads and advances MPI’s professional development strategy, developing and managing MPI’s portfolio of educational products. Jessie will share insights on meeting travel and the strategies necessary to influence this group segment in 2020. Jesse’s bio
Darren Dunn has recently launched a new Destination Analytics company, Entrada Insights. Darren will enlighten us on his mission to eliminate big data chaos by organizing and humanizing data to provide data efficiencies and insights for DMO’s. Darren’s wide-ranging experience in digital marketing provides him with the background to share some critical insights into where you need to focus your marketing investments in 2020. Darren’s bio
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It’s that time again! The 2019 Marketing Outlook Forum Awards are now open for submissions!
The MOF Awards Program offers a wonderful opportunity to receive recognition from and among your peers! The awards will be presented at the Forum in Washington, DC on Wednesday, October 8th, 2019*.
All submissions MUST be received by End of Day, August 31 to be considered! There will be NO EXTENSIONS on this deadline.
*Your ability to attend in person to accept the award should be considered before submitting.
Hello TTRA Members,
Welcome to TTRA’s 50th Year of being, and a very big welcome to all of our new members.
We have come a long way since that first meeting in Monterey, California in 1970. We now have chapters in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, and as the first President from the Asia-Pacific region, I am humbled to be part of this very important year.
We kicked off our 50th year in June in Melbourne, Australia with a highly successful conference around the theme of “Navigating Shifting Sands: Research in Changing Times”. But, we are more than a ‘one-conference association’ with the second iteration of our DMO Research course being held this year in Wichita Kansas on September 18, 2019, in conjunction with the CenStates Chapter conference. The Marketing Outlook Forum is coming up in October, along with all of the various chapter meetings and conferences that provide our broad membership with a range of ways to engage. We also have our webinar series and are currently working on other projects that will add value for our members. As we move into more uncertain times, undertaking and applying research becomes even more crucial for the continued success of travel and tourism.
We are also moving forward with our efforts to become not only a carbon-neutral as an organization but potentially carbon-positive.
In June, we farewelled some of our most committed Board Members, Marion Joppe, Wendy Kheel, and Duane Vinson and welcomed our incoming members, Lynne Coxwell, Statia Elliot, and Robert Li, along with Esra Calvert and Erin Francis-Cummings who are returning for another term. We are a working Board and have a range of expertise to draw on, but if any members wish to become more involved through a committee, please contact us. We are only as strong as our members and need your engagement…
I look forward to welcoming you all at the 51st Annual Conference next June in Victoria, BC, Canada, where we will be officially celebrating 50 years of TTRA with special events and activities as well as our usual strong research conference. Our chapters are also planning celebrations and various activities to celebrate this milestone over the next 12 months, where I also hope to see you.
I wish you all happy and meaningful days
Grab a cup of coffee and let’s catch-up!
TTRAconnects – June 2019 – Table of Contents
2019 Marketing Outlook Forum – REGULAR REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 31
2019 International Conference Wrap-Up
TTRA Professional Development: DMO Research Course
TTRA Webinar Series: July Webinar Recap
TTRA’s Carbon Footprint
New TTRA Members
In the Know
What’s New with You!
You Are Invited
Join destination marketing colleagues in Washington DC for the 2019 Marketing Outlook Forum. The Marketing Outlook Forum provides C-Suite and Director-level marketing professionals with the latest research and forecasting insights, right when they need it, all within a packed three-day program. No sifting through reports, contracting with firms, skimming countless projections, or attending multiple sector-specific conferences.
Be part of the momentum.
Attend the 2019 Marketing Outlook Forum. October 7 to 9, 2019 in Washington DC.
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The regular registration deadline is tomorrow. Register before Wednesday, July 31, 2019 to avoid paying late registration pricing.
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The 2019 MOF will take place at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda.
Special group rates have been secured for conference delegates!
Rates expire on September 18th, 2019 or when the room block is full, whichever comes first.
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