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NEW for 2015!  The Conference will start Monday morning for all attendees with breakfast and sessions for everyone!

Downtown Portland, Oregon

The Willamette River separates Portland’s east and west sides and provides a beautiful backdrop for the city skyline — not to mention the festive, lighted ships that cruise the waterway entertaining holiday revelers every December.

Downtown Portland, Oregon

Mount Hood

The 11,250-foot Mount Hood, Oregon’s tallest peak, is a fixture on the horizon to the east of the city. Just an hour drive from Portland, the mountain offers year-round outdoor recreation, from hiking and biking to snowshoeing and skiing.

Mount Hood

Farmer's Market

The Portland Farmers Market, held year-round in downtown’s South Park Blocks near Portland State University, is a great place to stock up on fresh produce, artisan wares and delicious meals from vendors like Verde Cocina

Farmer's Market

Forest Park Conservancy

Take a break in Forest Park. Located in Portland's northwest corner, this eight-mile-long conservancy covers 5,156 acres that, in addition to providing a respite from urban life, supports more than 112 bird and 62 mammal species and acts as a natural air purifier. With 70 miles of trails, it’s a popular escape for runners, equestrians, hikers and cyclists alike.

Forest Park Conservancy

Portland Events

The Dew Tour Toyota City Championships came to Portland, transforming a block of Main Street in the heart of downtown into a BMX dirt course for big-air action. An adjacent block of Southwest Broadway also hosted BMX and skateboard street style competitions.

Portland Events

Portland's Artistic Side

There’s always something creative happening in Portland, Oregon. From gallery exhibitions to street corner shows, this city lets its artistic side shine.

Portland's Artistic Side

Dragon Boat Races

A Portland tradition for more than 100 years, the Portland Rose Festival, the city’s official festival, helps the city usher in summer with parades, fairs, concerts and dragon boat races on the Willamette River.

Dragon Boat Races
 

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The Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra) is a non-profit association whose major purpose is to increase the quality, value, effectiveness and use of research in travel marketing, planning and development. Our association strives to be a leader for the global community of practitioners and educators engaged in research, information management and marketing in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. read more

featured news

January 12, 2015
Why 2015 is Great for U.S. Travel to Europe
US News recently asked ttra for input into why 2015 is going to be great for US travel to Europe. Jeffrey Eslinger, ttra 1st Vice President, Director of Account Services for D. K. Shifflet & Associates, Ltd., shared his insight. read more
 
January 8, 2015
Announcing the John and Joan Markham Tourism Marketing Award
This award was established in honor of John and Joan Markham for the almost 30 years of dedicated service by John Markham as the stalwart financial planner and treasurer for the international Travel and Tourism Research Association. With Joan steadfastly at his side, the two of them have been unfaltering in their support for ttra over the years and forever committed to its success. It is John’s impressive financial plan that has seen ttra safely through some formidable financial years. read more
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Feb
20
ttra Board of Directors Meeting view event
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Half day Board meeting on Friday, February 20 followed by a full day Strategic Planning meeting on Saturday, February 21.
 
Mar
29
2015 SETTRA Spring Symposium view event
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Southeast Tourism Society Spring Symposium ~ SETTRA Annual Conference & Tourism Research Symposium
 
Apr
22
2015 ttra Europe Chapter Conference view event
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Location: Innsbruck, Austria, , -


Join Europe’s top travel and tourism researchers in Innsbruck. The TTRA Europe conference brings together academics and practitioners from destination marketing and tourism management for a well-established event which will this year be hosted by the prestigious MCI Management Centre Innsbruck – The Entrepreneurial School.
 
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15
2015 ttra Annual International Conference view event
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The 2015 ttra Annual International Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon. Save the dates for 2015!
 

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