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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!
The Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) invites you to attend the Marketing Outlook Forum – October 23 to 25, 2018 – in the heart of the Las Vegas strip at the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino.
Join the travel industry’s leading strategists and like-minded travel professionals and get primed for success in 2019 with the knowledge, insights, and resources that will allow you to make INFORMED strategic marketing and business decisions.
The seventh annual Hotels.com Chinese International Travel Monitor has revealed that Chinese millennials born after 1990 are pushing the boundaries of international travel, increasing their travel expenditure in the past year by a staggering 80 per cent to fund social media-influenced trips full of edgy experiences, high tech accommodation, exotic delicacies and taboo ticket-items.
Star-struck by global pop-culture, film and television (62 per cent) are now the main sources of inspiration for Chinese millennial travellers, playing a key role in attracting them away from Asian destinations, and to more far flung parts of the world for their thrills and frills.
Travel brag moments and selfies were a huge part of the Chinese millennial travel experience in 2017, with 63 per cent using the reverse camera angle to boost likes and build their social brand. While millennials were at the helm of social media influence and trends, the report found that no generation was free from its undeniable draw, with a third of the older generation reporting their travel decisions and behavior were influenced by their digitally-connected children.
Save The Date!!
50th Annual TTRA International Conference
Melbourne, Australia, 25 – 27 June 2019
Join us in Melbourne, Australia, for TTRA International’s 50th conference. A cultural mecca, Melbourne also lays claim to the sporting and events capital of the country, providing a fitting and vibrant atmosphere to showcase travel and tourism research. Over the course of the conference, we will navigate the terrain of shifting sands – reflecting not only the great Australian deserts and coastline, but also the influence of the external global environment on international tourism trends.
Our keynote speakers are giants in their fields – one in tourism economics and social enterprise, while the other has an environmental/climate change background, an area that affects tourism deeply. They are world leaders, and we are thrilled that they are joining us for the TTRA conference in 2019. Both will be involved in special sessions as well as presenting their Keynote addresses:
Prof Tim Flannery, world-renowned Paleontologist and Climate Change scientist
Prof Pauline Sheldon, University of Hawaii and TTRA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Do not miss out on this opportunity to contribute to a global association and present your contemporary narratives at an international conference that has been bringing together researchers from agencies, destinations, the industry and academia since its inception.
While we have identified a range of key themes (details to follow) and two outstanding Keynote Speakers, we are happy to consider any additional proposals for special sessions or workshops, particularly from the DMO/Practitioners’ perspective. Please email conference chair Sue Beeton at email@example.com with your proposal.
Further Information will be available on the conference website: https://ttra.com
Also check out our mascot’s Facebook page: Kanga & Roo – TTRA 2019
01 September, 2018 – Proposals for special sessions or workshops due
11 January, 2019 – Submissions of academic research papers due
01 November, 2018 – Early Bird registration opens
Mid-February, 2019 – Acceptance of Abstracts notification
7 March, 2019 – Early Bird registration closes
10 June, 2019 – Late registration closes
28 June, 2019 – Post Conference Tours commence
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