First Call for Papers
50th Annual TTRA International Conference
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 January 2019

The Academic Co-Chairs of the 50th TTRA Annual Conference, Dr. Cody Morris Paris and Dr. Madelene Blaer (née McWha), invite paper submissions from travel and tourism researchers. For the very first time, TTRA International is hosting its conference in the Asia-Pacific region, namely in Melbourne, Australia. Over the course of the conference, we will navigate the terrain of shifting sands – reflecting not only the great Australian deserts and coastline, but where we understand the influence of the external global environment on international tourism trends.

The main theme of the conference is “Navigating Shifting Sands: Research in Changing Times.” Conceptual, quantitative and qualitative papers are invited to address these sub-themes within the context of the overall theme:

  • Qualitative Research Workshop (Methods Presentation or Research Findings)
  • Tourism and Climate Change
  • Indigenous Communities and Tourism
  • Popular Culture, Media and Tourism
  • Innovations in Destination Marketing
  • Innovative Research Methods
  • Tourism for the Greater Good
  • Hospitality

While we are particularly interested in submissions that address these sub-themes, papers that explore contemporary trends on travel and tourism research are also welcome.

As with previous years, the conference will include practitioner, academic, student and blended presentations, as well as the popular Ideas Fair, an interactive session where academics and practitioners meet as the expert innovators in their field to experience and engage in immersive and interactive multi-media presentations.

Key Dates
01 November, 2018 Early Bird registration opens
11 January, 2019 Submissions of academic research abstracts due
Mid-February, 2019 Acceptance of Abstracts notification
7 March, 2019 Early Bird registration closes

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Browse the contents of 2019 TTRA International Conference:

Research Papers
Qualitative Research Workshop Papers
Graduate Student Colloquium