Why Join Us?
We are proud to offer the following benefits to Travel and Tourism Research Association members.
TTRA offers access to a unique membership combination of academics, practitioners, and consultants/agencies. A full listing of its membership is available to members online.
MEMBERS RESIDING WHERE A CHAPTER EXISTS
As part of your membership fee, all members of TTRA automatically belong to their local chapter, providing localized communications and networking opportunities. If not geographically aligned with a Chapter, or if you have a specific regional interest, members are able to nominate a Chapter to join.
MEMBERS RESIDING WHERE A CHAPTER EXISTS
TTRA’s chapter structure provides members with an additional venue for networking and communication with a local focus and many great opportunities for involvement.
Through conferences, papers, proceedings, reports, presentations, white papers, webinars, live streaming, YouTube sessions, and professional development experiences, TTRA members stay up-to-date on the latest travel industry research and methodologies, travel trends, forecasting, behaviors, and more.
Member Communities & LISTSERVs
TTRA offers members platforms for discussion and collaboration that provides them with access to timely information on current issues in the field.
ALL “YOUNG” MEMBERS
TTRA supports its young professionals by offering membership and conference discounts to students and first-year (and early-career) professionals. The association also offers conference programming and events planned by and for this group of youthful members.
Job & RFP Boards
PARTNER, ORGANIZATIONAL, LIFETIME (FREE)
PREMIER, STANDARD, GLOBAL SOUTH STANDARD, NON-MEMBER ($)
TTRA members can advertise their careers and RFPs with us to find the “just right” talent for their organization. OR they can search our open opportunities to find a new career or project.
Professional Status Recognition
TTRA is a leading advocate for higher standards in travel and tourism-related research, marketing, and insights. Membership in TTRA says to the global community that you strive to meet the same exceptional standards.
Through its international dimension, TTRA facilitates the opportunity for its members to reach out to each other across the continental divide, to network, and to gain access to the latest developments and best practices within the business and academic fields globally.
Range of International and Local Conferences
TTRA hosts two conferences a year – the Annual International Conference in June (held around the world) and the Marketing Outlook Forum (held in the U.S.) in October. In addition, the seven TTRA Chapters hold localized conferences each calendar year. That’s a total of nine conferences each year, each with a unique topic and perspective on travel and tourism research and marketing.
TTRA offers members many opportunities to share knowledge and experiences with industry colleagues through conference presentations, website postings, eNews submissions, webinars, and via social media.
TTRA offers a range of traditional and non-traditional peer and colleague networking opportunities – both in-person and online. TTRA exposes members to some of the greatest mentors in the travel/tourism community.
Online Access to JTR
PARTNER, PREMIER, LIFETIME MEMBERS
Premier, Partner, and Lifetime members can access current and past issues of the Journal of Travel Research, the premier, peer-reviewed research journal focusing on travel and tourism behavior, management and development.
DISCOUNTS DIFFER BY MEMBERSHIP LEVEL
TTRA Members enjoy discounts to the Annual International Conference and the Marketing
Outlook Forum. They also receive discounts to the seven regional chapter conferences held each calendar year.
TTRA Members receive both the presentations (keynotes and practitioner breakouts) and proceedings (academic) from the annual conference as part of their membership. They also receive a discount to purchase the Outlook for Travel, the proceedings from the Marketing Outlook Forum, if they did not have the opportunity to attend the event.