Feel free to copy the text below into an email to your supervisor. Update the red text and add any other information required by your department/institution before sending.
Dear <supervisor's name>,
This letter is in support of my attendance at the 2017 ttra International Conference June 20-22, 2017, in Québec City, Québec. The conference is the premier gathering of the international travel and tourism community, including educators, practitioners, research providers/consultants and users of research. Throughout the conference I will attend a number of educational sessions that are directly applicable to the work of our organization, and I will also have opportunities to meet with a variety of colleagues from around the world. Many of the presentations are tailored to my <Insert your primary function here, etc.> role at <insert your organization’s name here >. I am requesting funding for the registration fee, travel expenses to the conference, and lodging and meals during the conference. A detailed cost breakdown is included with this request.
Not only will the conference allow valuable networking opportunities but will also provide access to case studies and best practices that could potentially be applied to our organization’s activities. While there are many sessions that will be valuable to my professional development, below, I have listed the top three that I feel are most relevant to our organization’s goals.
1. Insert the session descriptions which most apply to your responsibilities.
2. Insert the session descriptions which most apply to your responsibilities.
3. Insert the session descriptions which most apply to your responsibilities.
I have included a breakdown of approximate costs to attend the ttra Annual Conference. The opportunity for me to develop better contacts and gain knowledge in specific areas of <your area of expertise> makes my attendance at the trra Annual International Conference a wise investment. If any questions, I’d be happy to discuss the conference and the value gleaned from my participation.
<your name here>