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2018 Graduate Student Research Colloquium


the 8th annual graduate student research colloquium:
encouraging innovation in the universe of tourism research


49th annual ttra international conference
miami ~ coral gables, florida usa
june 26, 2018

Abstract Deadline: January 21, 2018



The 8th Annual Graduate Student Research Colloquium will be held on June 26, 2018 in conjunction with the 2018 Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Annual International Conference. The purpose of the Graduate Student Research Colloquium 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 combining a session of oral presentations followed by an open meeting concept combining short dissertation pitches (3 minutes) and visual presentations.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions addressing a broad range of research topics in travel and tourism, which include (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Tourism policy, planning, & development
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Marketing and consumer behavior
  • Tourism and technology
  • Tourism and community development
  • International issues and trends
  • Managing tourism impacts
  • Tourism education
  • Innovative research methods
  • Interdisciplinary research approaches
  • Action research
  • Big data and business analytics

Submissions may include work in progress or completed research for which the student was the lead investigator. Submissions should include the purpose of the study, a brief review of literature, proposed research methods, and preliminary or expected outcomes. All submissions are subject to a double-blind review process.

Submission Format:
  1. The length of each submission should not exceed three single spaced pages (approximately 1500 words). Cover page and references are not included in the page requirement.
  2. The cover page includes the title of the paper as well as names, complete addresses, phone numbers, and emails of all authors.
  3. In the preparation of the submission, the formatting of tables, figures, references and acknowledgements should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Edition).
  4. All submissions must be written in English.
  5. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word (version 2003 or later) format.
  6. Submission details, author guidelines, and document templates can be found at the TTRA 2018 Scholarworks website:
  7. All submissions must be sent via by selecting the Graduate Student Colloquium track.
  8. For each accepted submission, at least one student author must register for and present at the Colloquium.
Graduate Colloquium vs. TTRA Conference Paper:

Students may submit work to the main TTRA Academic program.The same abstract should not be submitted to both the Graduate Student Research Colloquium and the main TTRA Conference. If you are unsure where to submit, please contact one of the graduate student research colloquium chairs. 


Authorship can include graduate student(s) and faculty member(s). However, a current graduate student must be the primary author. Students graduating in May 2018 are acceptable.

Registration Details:

Students presenting their research must register for the TTRA Conference, which includes both the Colloquium and TTRA Conference activities.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submissions: January 21, 2018

Colloquium Chairs:

For more information regarding this call for papers, please contact the Colloquium Chairs:

Dr Evan Jordan -

Dr James Petrick -

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