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Benefits & Rates

The Travel and Tourism Research Association offers multiple membership categories to fit the needs of our members.  Each category of membership is defined below with a list of the associated benefits and links to joining or renewing.  

Chapter membership is INCLUDED with your ttra International membership. Please select the Chapter located within your geographic region.  If there is no Chapter for your region currently, you may select NO CHAPTER AFFILIATION. 



Platinum Partner and Gold Partner:  

These partnerships are group memberships with a sponsorship component which allows research vendor members to promote their products and services at ttra events, on the ttra website, and through ttra communications.  This type of partnership offers a great value!  To learn more about these partnership opportunities, please contact Kathy Palmer at








Organization Membership:  JOIN OR RENEW
$655 - 2 linked members
$915 - 3 linked members
$1,175 - 4 linked members

$1,435 - 5 linked members
$1,695 - 6 linked members

A group membership of two or more members within the same organization.  The Organization Membership is the only category of membership that may be transferred to a different person. If you are an educational institution and hold an Organization Membership with ttra, your students will get 50% off their Student Membership Fees!


  • Largest conference discounts
  • Complimentary webinars
  • Complimentary job postings on the ttra website
  • Complimentary RFP postings on the ttra website
  • Members only privileges








Premier Membership:  JOIN OR RENEW
DUES: $420

An individual membership with a higher level of benefits.


  • Largest conference discounts
  • Complimentary webinars
  • Complimentary e-access to the Journal of Travel Research
  • Discounted job postings on the ttra website
  • Complimentary RFP postings on the ttra website
  • Members only privileges






Standard Membership:  JOIN OR RENEW
DUES:  $270

An individual membership for those seeking basic membership.


  • Conference discounts
  • Discounted webinars
  • Discounted job postings on the ttra website
  • Complimentary RFP postings on the ttra website
  • Members only privileges



Student Membership:  JOIN OR RENEW

An individual student membership.  Being a ttra Student Member allows students to gain exposure to the industry and network with professionals and other students. (If asked, individuals must show proof of enrollment in a current degree granting program in order to be eligible.)


  • Conference discounts
  • Complimentary webinars
  • Members only privileges on the ttra website

Global South - Standard:  JOIN

In line with the World Trade Oranization's annual assessment of nation's economic status and other associations, TTRA has identified a range of low and low-middle income earners as Global South nations as per the World Bank.  "Global South" refers to those countries with large inequalities in living standards, life expectancy and access to resources, previously referred to as a 'developing' or 'emerging' nations.


  • Conference registration fees as Student Rate
  • Complimentary e-access to the Journal of Travel Research
  • Complimentary webinars
  • Discounted job postings on the TTRA website
  • Complimentary RFP posting on the TTRA website
  • Members only privileges

Global South - Student:  JOIN

An individual student membership for those seeking a TTRA membership under the Global South membership.


  • Discounted Student conference registration fees (50%)
  • Complimentary webinars
  • Opportunities to meet senior Professors and Professionals in travel and tourism
  • Opportunities to present their work to an international audience at conference
  • Member only privileges





























Discount Programs

Educational institutions who hold an Organization Membership with ttra can offer their students 50% off their Student Membership Fees!  The membership category would be Student Organization Member.
Graduating Student Members receive their first professional membership year free. If this pertains to you, please contact for more information on how to receive this complimentary membership.
Renewing for the 2nd year? We offer a 25% discount to all first year professional members renewing for their second professional year. Contact for the discount code.

Regional Chapters

Chapter Structure: ttra, though international in scope, understands that many of the greatest business collaborations come from those people in the global community who work a little closer to home. ttra’s chapter structure provides you with an additional venue for networking and communication with a local focus and many great opportunities for involvement.  Chapter membership is INCLUDED within your ttra International membership.  If you wish to join a secondary chapter, there is a fee of $60 per year


Asia Pacific (APac)

All Asia and Pacific Nations


Canada and all Canadian Provinces

Central States (CenStates)

Within United States: IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD, TX, WI


All European Nations

Greater Western States (GWTTRA)

Within United States: AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY


All Hawaiian Islands

Southeastern States (SETTRA)

Within United States: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV



ttra Membership Refund and Cancellation Policy

The Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra) reserves the right to refuse or cancel a membership in the Association.  If ttra refuses a new or renewing membership, the member or paying organization will be refunded the membership dues in full.

Membership Cancellation by Member

Membership cancellations received within 14 days of application may be eligible to receive a full refund less $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellations will be accepted via phone, fax or e-mail (information below), and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.  All member benefits received by member will be revoked.  All refund requests must be made by the member, paying organization, or credit card holder.   If a credit card was used for payment, refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used.  If payment was made by cash or check, refunds will be made by check to the member or paying organization.

These above policies apply to all ttra memberships unless otherwise noted.

Contact Information

Phone:  248-708-8872
Fax:  248-814-7150

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