Gain Exposure and Deliver Your Message to Tourism Representatives from Across Canada
Tourism industry researchers from coast to coast will gather this fall in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The theme of this year’s conference, “Moving Forward,” calls for our industry to develop impactful tourist experiences across niche tourism markets. With an audience of over 100 travel and tourism market researchers from destination marketing associations, industry associations, governments, and academia, this is an ideal opportunity to promote your products and services to stakeholders operating in the tourism industry. This year’s conference, will highlight the path ahead, focusing on new ways of thinking about tourism in order to capitalize on emerging technologies, methodologies, and societal changes.
There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available across various levels of investment, as presented in the Sponsorship Flyer.
The TTRA Canada Conference – being held September 18 to 20, 2019 – offers incredible professional access to actionable insights and the people and organizations that drive them.
This is an ideal opportunity to promote your company among various tourism research stakeholders. Who wouldn’t want to reap the benefits of being a sponsor while contributing to stronger industry ties and a great conference – not to mention spending a couple of days in Saskatchewan…
We look forward to hearing from you this fall!
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Calum MacDonald email@example.com
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Moving Forward, this year’s conference theme, invites tourism researchers to be forward thinkers; to rediscover Canada’s tourism industry through various lenses that acknowledge the past while providing guidance for our future. A future that inspires authentic cultural experiences for travellers, while providing interactive opportunities for practitioners. Moving Forward calls for impactful tourist experiences across various niche tourism markets, bringing destinations to life and providing tourists with unforgettable travel experiences. Canada’s future tourism seeks to break down barriers and empower stakeholders to work together to deliver innovative research methodologies. This year’s conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will highlight the path ahead, focusing on new ways of thinking about tourism in order to capitalise on emerging technologies, methodologies, and societal changes.
Submissions for presentations, papers, workshops, and student posters are invited relating to the overarching theme of Moving Forward. Submissions may be on a range of tourism-related topics and the Conference Program Committee also encourages presentations on topics that are outside the general theme – our goal is to provide content that is relevant, timely and of interest to our members. Accepted submissions will be eligible for one of three non-monetary awards for best paper (refereed abstracts), best presentation (non-refereed), and best student poster/presentation.
Submission Deadline EXTENDED:
June 14, 2019
Join destination marketing colleagues in Washington DC for the 2019 Marketing Outlook Forum to hear J. Walker Smith (Brand & Marketing at Kantar) discuss the Consumer Outlook: 5 Future Facts: Five Dynamics Shaping the Aspirational Mindset of Tomorrow.
Consumer Outlook: 5 Future Facts: Five Dynamics Shaping the Aspirational Mindset of Tomorrow
The broader context of lifestyle expectations and aspirations continues to evolve. This is reshaping everything consumers want from the marketplace, travel included. In this presentation, Kantar Chief Knowledge Officer J. Walker Smith will look at 5 key shifts in the market beyond travel to offer insights and takeaways about opportunities emerging for cutting-edge travel marketers.
J. Walker Smith, Chief Knowledge Officer, Brand & Marketing, Kantar
J. Walker Smith is Chief Knowledge Officer, Brand & Marketing, with the consulting division of Kantar. Walker has been described by Fortune as “one of America’s leading analysts on consumer trends.” He is co-¬author of four highly regarded books, a columnist, a video blogger, and a former public radio commentator. He is a 2012 inductee into the N.C. Advertising Hall of Fame. In 2014 and 2015, he won the WPP Atticus Award for Strategy and in 2013 for Consumer Insights. Walker holds a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Hello TTRA Members,
It’s hard to believe that the 2019 International Conference in Melbourne Australia is right around the corner! And we can’t be more excited! TTRA Staff will be departing on June 19th to begin our onsite preparations in advance of your arrival. We looking forward to welcoming our members and travel and tourism researchers from across the globe. If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to secure your spot…
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