October 9, 2024 - October 11, 2024

Mark your calendars for October 9-11 and gather with us in Sioux City for the Central States Chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association’s Annual Conference. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Loess Hills along the Missouri River, this conference is a gateway to exploring the latest developments and insights shaping travel’s future.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry leaders, innovators, and researchers.
  • In-depth Discussions: Engage in conversations that challenge and provoke thought.
  • Latest Research: Gain insights from cutting-edge research to drive your business or destination forward.
  • Focus Areas: From sustainable tourism to leveraging technology, there’s something for every focus area.

The conference invites academic papers under the theme “Bridging Horizons in Tourism and Travel”. Participants from all over the world, including destination marketing organizations, academia, government agencies, and industry professionals, are encouraged to submit.

  • Abstract Length: Up to 500 words
  • Submission Deadline: August 19, 2025
  • Notification of Acceptance: September 13, 2025
  • Submission Email: [email protected]
  • Formatting Requirements:
    • Main body up to 500 words
    • 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced
    • 1-inch margins
    • Include figures/tables in the manuscript
    • Two documents: Title page (author names & affiliation), Main document (without author names)

Become a Sponsor

Support the 2024 CenStates TTRA Annual Conference and gain valuable exposure to industry professionals. Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels, offering benefits such as prominent logo placement, speaking opportunities, and exclusive networking sessions. By becoming a sponsor, you’ll enhance your brand visibility and connect with key stakeholders in the travel and tourism industry.

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Logo on all conference materials
  • Speaking Opportunities
  • Exclusive networking sessions
  • Marketing exposure

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Platinum Sponsor: $3,500
  • Gold Sponsor: $2,500
  • Silver Sponsor: $1,000
  • Bronze Sponsor: $500

Register for the Conference

Join us at the 2024 CenStates TTRA Annual Conference in Sioux City, Iowa, from October 9-11. This event is an excellent opportunity for travel and tourism professionals to learn, network, and share insights. Secure your spot today and be part of this impactful event.

Registration Includes:

  • Access to all sessions
  • Networking events
  • Conference materials

Registration Rates:

  • TTRA Member (until Aug 31): $374
  • Non-Member: $424
  • Student TTRA Member (until Aug 31): $99
  • Student Non-Member (until Aug 31): $149
  • Full-Time Professor with Student (until Aug 31): $324

Hotel Reservations

The room block closes Friday, September 20th (or earlier if the room block gets sold out).

We will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront in Sioux City, Iowa.  To make a room reservation call 712-255-4200 and ask for the $129 CenStates TTRA conference rate.

Questions? Contact Michael Palmer at [email protected].

We can’t wait to see you there!

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