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2015 Call for Papers


Call for Papers and Presentations


Deadline for submission of abstracts for the 46th Annual International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra):


Thursday, January 15, 2015


The Academic Paper Co-Chairs, Drs. Marion Joppe and Kevin Griffin, invite academic submissions for the 46th Annual International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association.  

The central theme of the conference is Turning Insights into Actions”.  Although both conceptual and methodological papers are encouraged, conference presentations should focus on the implications for tourism practitioners and academics with key messages clearly communicated, whether orally or visually.

Once again, the Conference will feature practitioner, academic and blended sessions as well as the popular “Passport to Research” visual paper session chaired by Dr. Sue Beeton, which allows for more in-depth discussions with authors.

New this year will be a Special Track for Qualitative Research Methods, led by Dr. Nancy Gard McGehee and Whitney Knollenberg. There will be two sessions, one for completed qualitative research and another for papers focusing on methodological issues (ie unique methodological solutions or approaches).  Participants interested in submitting abstracts for these sessions can simply designate them as either QRM Research or QRM Methods when they submit the papers.  

As Chair of the 5th Student Research Colloquium, Dr. Gyan Nyaupane invites submissions for the Colloquium held on June 15 in conjunction with the 2015 Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference.  The purpose of The Student Research Colloquium 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.

If you are ready to upload your paper, we are pleased to announce that ttra has formed a partnership with the University of Massachusetts to allow for an electronic review process. Please go to:

You will find the author guidelines in the sidebar as well as submission details. You will need:

1.      The names, affiliation and contact information of all authors

2.      The (brief) bios for all authors

3.      The title of your paper

4.      A short abstract

5.      The body of your extended abstract with no identifier information

Conference Proceedings:

ALL accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, either as extended abstracts or full papers, as authors prefer.


Awards will be given for the Best Research Paper, Best Visual Presentation, and Best Graduate Colloquium Paper.  Awards will be presented in person at the Conference. To be eligible for the Research Paper award, a FULL paper must be provided and published in the Conference Proceedings.  The authors of the Best Research Paper will also have the opportunity to publish their paper in the Journal of Travel Research.

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