Criteria: Not more than one award will be given in this category annually. Individuals should be nominated via email application of an individual’s credentials noting all significant examples of how their talents are seen as being a resource in the tourism research community. These examples may be based upon but not limited to: Outstanding service to the tourism research community; Groundbreaking research methodology or report; Professional activity or technique that positively impacted the industry, etc.
Nominations must be provided by someone other than the person nominated. All contributions will be considered. The ttra awards committee will review entries and judge based on above criteria. All contributions meeting above criteria will be presented to the ttra Executive Committee for a final decision.
Nominations must include: Nominee’s name and contact information (including full address, email address, telephone number); Number of years in the Tourism Research Business; A general overview of the nominee’s contributions to the tourism research community; At least 2 examples of noteworthy contributions made by this individual; Contact information of 2 individuals in the tourism research industry who wish to see this person nominated. Must include printed name, signature, name of business, email address and business address.
Disclaimer: The distinguished Researcher Award is not limited to any one type of professional capacity within the tourism research community nor is it limited to members of ttra. All national and international contributions are to be considered for this award. ttra reserves the right not to award the Distinguished Research Award if no one is nominated or for any other reason including incomplete applications, late applications, or if the achievements of nominee are not clear or do not rise to the level of attainment sought by the review committees.