Forward Thinkers: TTRA Welcoming Conference Submissions on Impactful Tourist Experiences

The Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Canada Chapter hosts its annual conference this year from September 18-20 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Moving Forward, this year’s conference theme, invites tourism researchers to be forward thinkers—to rediscover Canada’s tourism industry through various lenses that acknowledge the past while providing guidance for our future. Moving Forward calls for impactful tourist experiences across various niche tourism markets, bringing destinations to life and providing tourists with unforgettable travel experiences.

Tourism researchers, students, and other stakeholders may now submit presentations, papers, workshops, and student posters on the theme or on other relevant, timely topics. Accepted submissions will be eligible for one of three non-monetary awards for best paper (refereed abstracts), best presentation (non-refereed), and best student poster/presentation.

Submissions should highlight the path ahead, focusing on new ways of thinking about tourism in order to capitalize on emerging technologies, methodologies, and societal changes. The themes addressing the scope of this year’s conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Cultural, heritage, indigenous tourism research
  • Emerging methods – innovative research methodologies
  • Bridging the gap between academic and practitioner
  • Product development
  • Visitor experience
  • Culinary tourism

The deadline for submissions is June 14, 2019. Visit TTRA’s website for more information.