Call For Papers: Making it Count: Travel and Tourism Research in the Asia-Pacific Manila, Philippines November 28 – 29 2013

First Call for Participation:

Second Chapter Conference and General Meeting: TTRA APac

Making it Count: Travel and Tourism Research in the Asia-Pacific

Manila, Philippines

November 28 – 29 2013

Conference Host: Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila

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 collaborative network.

We are pleased to invite research focused practitioners and the academic community to submit their ideas and concepts for sessions and papers at the very first meeting of TTRA Asia-Pacific on the theme described below.

Making it Count: Travel and Tourism Research in the Asia-Pacific

Following our successful inaugural conference in Kuala Lumpur last year, our second conference continues our focus on the challenges facing Asia-Pacific as it moves toward becoming the epicentre of growth for global tourism.

Presentations, professional development workshops and presenter-organized panels:

Submissions need to include a brief statement on how the presentation(s) or workshop topic relates to the conference theme and addresses a research need, followed by a short description (approx. 300-500 words) of the presentation(s) or professional development opportunity. A brief (5-line) biography of the presenters should also be included. Please indicate which presentation format (concurrent session, workshop, or organized panel) is preferred, and the length of time requested. Concurrent session presentations will be between 15 and 45 minutes in length, while workshops and organized panels will be between 60 and 90 minutes in length.

Extended Abstracts of Academic papers:

If you wish to submit an academic research paper, please provide a 1,000 word extended abstract with the following sections: Title, Introduction, Literature, Method, Results and Conclusion and Relevance to Industry. In addition, please include references and a brief five-line biography of the author(s). Papers presented at the conference may be invited to submit a full version of their paper to one of the Sponsoring Journals.

Submissions due by: AUGUST 15, 2013

Submission Format: Word Document

Submit to: Sue Beeton, President (

Questions regarding submissions or the conference may be directed to: Sue Beeton, President (

Sponsorship Opportunities

Increase your exposure and networks by sponsoring the conference! A display area will be available for all sponsors. Please contact Sue Beeton or Carolyn Childs ( for more information.

TTRA APac Conference Registration Fees


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