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.
J. Desmond Slattery Graduate Student Research Award
Awarded Awarded to a master or doctoral student to assist with their thesis or dissertation.
Presented to Florian Kock, Ph.D. Candidate, Copenhagen Business School
Charles R. Goeldner Article of Excellence Award
Awarded to recognize the most significant work in the Journal of Travel Research during 2016.
Presented to Ding Du, Alan A. Lew, and Pin T. Ng (Northern Arizona University) for “Tourism and Economic Growth.”
This article was published in Volume 55, Issue no. 4.
Best Research Paper
Presented to Jason Stienmetz, University of Surrey for "Destination Value System Taxonomy for Smarter Tourism Management."
Best Visual Paper
Presented to Jyoti Sood, Deepak Chhabra, and Kathleen Andereck (Arizona State University) for "Sustainable Promotion of Homestay Tourism in the Remote Himalayas of India.”
Best Graduate Colloquium Paper
Presented to Yu-Hua (Melody) Xu, Jin-won Kim, and Lori Pennington-Gray (University of Florida) for "Exploring the Spatial Relationship between Airbnb Rental and Crime.”
Chapter Achievement Award
Presented to the SouthEast ttra Chapter
Distinguished Researcher Award
Presented to Sara Dolnicar, Ph.D., The University of Queensland
Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to Dee Ann McKinney, Missouri Division of Tourism