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2014 Call for Papers


Call for Papers and Student Colloquium Call for Papers


The deadline for submission of abstracts for the 45th Annual International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra) has been EXTENDED for a week. The final deadline for abstract submission is now:


Friday, January 24, 2014 for Academic papers

Friday, January 31, 2014 for Graduate Colloquium papers


The Academic Paper Co-Chairs, Dr. Marion Joppe and Dr. Kevin Griffin, invite academic submissions for the 45th Annual International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association.   The central theme of the conference is “Tourism and the New Global Economy.”  Both conceptual and methodological papers are encouraged relating to the broadly defined sub-themes:

Travel Trends & Policy Marketing & Communications Sustainability
Role of tourism in the EU Strategies for marketing internationally Sustainability of tourism destinations
Open skies policies and impacts International marketing with a small budget Sustainable tourism practices
Climate change & impact on tourism sectors Identifying global & local media targets Emerging green consumer
Global demographics:  the rise of the middle class Measuring PR & social sentiment Corporate social responsibility

Global travel patterns:  20 years back & 20 years ahead

Measuring online campaigns Tourism & rural communities
Emerging markets   Vulnerability, resilience & adaptions
    Global networks & local actions


For complete information on Academic Paper submissions, click here.

Special Track for 2014:  International Tourism and Media (ITAM)

As part of the 2014 conference we are presenting a themed Track on tourism and media, based on the success of the conferences run by the ITAM team (Sue Beeton, Warwick Frost, Glen Croy and Jennifer Laing). Research papers that consider the relationship between tourism and the media (including film and print media) are welcome. Both oral and visual presentations will be accepted, and we encourage both practitioner and academic papers. Please clearly mark your submission as ‘ITAM Track’ if you wish to be considered. For further information on this Track, please contact Sue Beeton

Graduate Student Colloquium

The Graduate Student Colloquium Co- Chairs, Dr. Gyan Nyaupane and Dr. Isabelle Frochot, invite submissions for the 4th Student Research Colloquium at the Annual International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association.  The Student Research Colloquium will be held on June 18 in conjunction with the 2014 Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference.

NEW!  Best Graduate Student Colloquium Paper Award

ttra is introducing an award for the best Graduate Student Colloquium paper. The winner will receive a complimentary registration to the 2014 ttra Annual Conference and a plaque. The plaque will be presented at the conference. Please refer to the Graduate Student Colloquium Call for submissions.   


The purpose of The Student Research Colloquium at the 2014 TTRA International Conference is to provide an interactive forum for graduate students to discuss their research; to obtain constructive feedback from researchers in their field of expertise; to support the successful completion of their research; to expose them to peers’ work; and to establish relationships for future inter-institutional collaborations. The event will be organized as a half day pre-conference colloquium and will culminate with a panel session of well-known tourism academic researchers, journal editors, and administrators entitled “Advice for the early career academic”.

The colloquium will follow a format whereby a small group of students in a similar research area will make a short presentation (10 minutes) to the audience. After the students have presented, a panel of 2-4 established research faculty in their area of expertise will provide an overview of trends in research in that area, and provide specific feedback to the presenters based upon current research. The session will then conclude with open discussion.

Papers may address a range of topics including, but not limited to, the following:

Cross-country/continent comparison International issues & trends
Environmental, social or economic impacts of (or on) the travel and tourism industry Unique & common tourism research methods, approaches or uses
Tourism & technology Action research
Market & marketing research Emerging tourism research
Sustainable tourism Tourism & community development
Tourism policy, planning & development Interdisciplinary research approaches
Research based case studies Internet/new media as a research tool
Nature-based, cultural, volunteer or other tourism niches  

For complete information on Graduate Student Colloquium submissions, click here.

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