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2016 Call for Papers


The Academic Paper Co-Chairs, Drs. Daniel R. Fesenmaier and Pauline J. Sheldon, invite academic submissions for the 47th Annual International Conference of the Travel and Tourism Research Association.
The central theme of this year’s conference is “Leading Tourism Research Innovation for Today and Tomorrow.” Many factors including technology and communications, big data, and tourism analytics have reshaped the nature of tourism research including what questions we ask and how we ask them. Simultaneously, environmental and socio-cultural factors are causing us to re-think the future of tourism and tourism research. As such, both conceptual and methodological papers are strongly encouraged where conference presentations focus on the future of tourism research and its implications for tourism practitioners and academics, whether presented orally or visually.
Once again, the Conference will feature practitioner, academic and blended sessions as well as the popular “Passport to Research” visual paper sessions chaired by Drs. Kelly MacKay and Frederic Dimanche, which allow for more in-depth discussions with authors. 
Abstract Deadline: January 22, 2016

The 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Workshop

As Co-Chairs of the 6th Annual Graduate Student Research Workshop Drs. Iis Tussyadiah and Phil Xiang invite submissions for the Workshop, which will held on June 14 in conjunction with the 2016 Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference.

The purpose of the Graduate Student Research Workshop is to provide an interactive forum for graduate students to discuss their research, to obtain constructive feedback from researchers in the fields of their expertise, to support the successful completion of their research, to expose students to peers’ work, and to establish relationships for future inter-institutional collaborations. The event will be organized as a half day pre-conference workshop and research clinic following a format where a small group of students in a similar research area will make a short presentation (10 minutes) and a panel of established tourism researchers will provide specific feedback to student presenters. The session will conclude with an open discussion. After the workshop, students are encouraged to present their research in a poster format to obtain detailed feedback from researchers in respective areas of expertise. 

Workshop vs. Conference: 
The same abstract should not be submitted to both the Graduate Student Research Workshop and the main Conference. When making a decision regarding where to submit your research, it is recommended that research that is either conceptual or in its formative stages be submitted for presentation at the Workshop, while well-developed, completed research be submitted to the main Conference. 

Deadline for Abstracts:  January 22, 2016


2016 Qualitative Research Methods Workshop
Following on the heels of the success of the ttra 2015 Qualitative Research Methods sessions, we are happy to announce a call for papers for a ttra Qualitative Research Methods Workshop to be held on Tuesday afternoon, June 14, 1:30-5:00PM, in Vail Colorado. The workshop will be designed similarly to last year - we will have sessions for completed qualitative research as well as papers focusing on methodological issues (ie unique methodological solutions or approaches).  
We are also accepting proposals for workshop-format presentations (e.g. an nVivo tutorial or session on creating a mixed-methods research framework).  Contact Nancy McGehee at by January 25 if you are interested conducting a workshop.
To simplify and streamline the process, we will be accepting abstract submissions directly via e-mail beginning December 10 2015 through January 25. When you send your submission to Whitney, please name the document attachment QRMauthorslastnames.keyword. For example: QRMMcGeheeKnollenberg.voluntourism. if you have several authors, only include the first two.
Abstracts will be reviewed via a double-blind process. Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to be published in the ttra conference proceedings, either as extended abstracts or full papers, as authors prefer. Be sure to indicate in the submission whether your abstract is to be considered for the a)completed research or b)methods sessions.
Deadline:  January 25, 2016
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