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TTRA Asia Pacific Conference

TTRA Asia Pacific Conference



2016 Conference: 
Travel and Tourism Research Association, Asia Pacific Chapter: TTRA APac

Pushing the Boundaries: Driving Tourism Innovation & Creativity Through Research


Middlesex University Dubai, United Arab Emirates


December 2nd – 4th, 2016

TTRA is a leading international professional research association combining both practitioners and academics with an interest in tourism research. Founded in the USA, today TTRA has chapters in North America, Canada, Europe and now the Asia-Pacific. The Association provides networking and sharing opportunities for travel and tourism research professionals, and has a strong, effective collaborative network.


We are pleased to invite research focused practitioners (from destinations, tourism businesses or commercial research agencies) and the academic community to submit their ideas and concepts for sessions and papers at the next meeting of TTRA Asia-Pacific

Extended Abstracts of Research Papers (Academic and Practitioner):

If you wish to submit an academic research paper, please provide a 500-750 word extended abstract. Please follow the submission guidelines of Journal of Travel Research on format and make sure to include a title page (showing names, affiliation, and contact information of all authors, as well as the title of the manuscript) and the body of your extended abstract (including abstract, key words) with NO identifier information.  Please refer to the attached template.


If your paper is more practitioner focused, please provide a 500 word abstract with Title, Introduction, Method, Results and Conclusion and Relevance to Industry. Please provide THREE keywords.


We invite papers from practitioners and academics that engage with the general theme: Pushing the Boundaries: Driving Tourism Innovation & Creativity through Research


In particular we invite submissions focused on one or more of the following Sub-themes.


Innovative Research Approaches

Tourism and Creative Industries

Industry Innovations

Sustainable, Creative, and Innovative

Creative Mobilities

Technological Innovations and Creative Applications for Tourism

Tourism and Resilience

The Creative Tourist

Critical Perspectives of Innovation and Creativity in Tourism

Innovative Destinations



While papers that reflect the theme of the conference are preferred, general papers will also be considered. 

Submissions due by:  SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 
Submission Format:  Word Document
Submit to: SCHOLARWORKS (Updated Soon)

Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2016

Submission of final manuscript: Nov. 1, 2016.


Questions regarding submissions or the conference may be directed to:


If you wish to propose to organise a, professional development workshop or panel, please contact us at by September 1, 2016

Sponsorship Opportunities
Increase your exposure and networks by sponsoring the conference!  A display area will be available for all sponsors, along with other exposure. Please contact for more information.



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