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2014 Conference Awards

The ttra awards program was developed to encourage and recognize excellence in the field of travel and tourism research and marketing. Entrants are judged on quality, originality, creativity, usefulness, results and benefits to the travel and tourism industry. 

2014 Award Winners:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner:  Noel Sweeney, TTC International

Pictured are Dr. Sheila Flanagan, Dublin Institute of Technology, and Noel Sweeney


Distinguished Researcher Award
Winner:  Denise Miller, SMARI

Pictured is Denise Miller

J. Desmond Slattery, Undergraduate Student Award
Winner: P.C.R. Lam, Hutchison-Priceline
Pictured are Cheryl Schutz, D.K. Shifflet & Associates, and Randy Lam
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Keeling Dissertation Award
Winner:  Michelle Rutty, University of Waterloo


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Boeing Master Student Research Award
Winner:  Miguel Orellana

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Boeing Master Student Research Merit Award
Winner: Zhang Ao Shuang


Not Pictured   Best Research Paper Award
Winner:  Kelly MacKay, Danielle Barbe, Christine Van Winkle, and Elizabeth A. Halpenny, Ryerson University

Best Illustrated Paper Award
Winner:  Whitney Knollenberg, Virginia Tech University, Dr. Rick Perdue, Virginia Tech University, and Dr. Geoffrey Crouch, La Trobe University

Pictured is Whitney Knollenberg


Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence Award
Winners:  Timothy Tyrrell, Cody Morris Paris, and Vernon Biaett, Middlesex University

Pictured:  Dr. Chuck Goeldner, University of Colorado and Cody Morris Paris


Best Graduate Colloquium Award
Winner:  Mary-Anne Smith, Griffith University

Pictured:  Dr. Lori Pennington-Gray, University of Florida, Dr. Gyan Nyaupane, Arizona State University, and Mary-Anne Smith

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