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TTRA Canada 2015 Conference

Are you a tourism researcher, or do you use research in the marketing, planning and development of tourism? Are you interested in advancing the quality and effectiveness of tourism research and marketing?

Join Canada's top travel and tourism researchers in stunning Niagara Falls, Ontario for the 2015 TTRA Canada annual conference themed Harnessing the Power of Change in Tourism Research. The conference will be held September 23rd through 25th in stunning Niagara Falls, ON, at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel and Spa.

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Tourism research is constantly changing. New methodologies, sources and behaviours make navigating the flow of this change a constant challenge. Join the academic and practitioner sectors of our industry to discuss and share innovative approaches to harnessing the power of this change.

With an agenda full of industry experts, this year's conference will be truly unforgettable!  

  • Adam Sacks - Founder and President of Tourism Economics - will discuss the prospects for the global economy and travel.
  • Judy Rogers - President of Research Resolutions & Consulting Ltd. - will discuss the state of the national tourism surveys.
  • Dr. Chris Gibbs - Assistant Professor, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management - will moderate a panel on the evolution of online travel and how new travel technology companies are different from the traditional online travel agency websites that are available today.
  • Andrew Wiens - International DMO Sales Manager, TripAdvisor - discusses how TripAdvisor uses research to further its success.

Alicia Whalen – Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer for – presents the original thesis behind building HASHTAGIO as not just a social media aggregator, but as a Publishing platform.


Tourism Industry Association of Canada