The ttra Annual International Conference is the premier event in which the global community of practitioners and educators engaged in research, information management, and marketing in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries comes together to network and share best practices. Members in ttra represent a variety of segments from the greater international travel and tourism community, including educators, practitioners, research providers/consultants and users of research.
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Nicole Vaugeois, Ph.D.

Vancouver Island University
Associate Vice-President, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

Nicole Vaugeois, Ph.D., serves as a board member of the Canadian Chapter of TTRA. She is the Associate Vice-President of Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity at Vancouver Island University and held the BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development from 2008-2017. Nicole's research interests focus on the ways that tourism is used to help diversify rural economies and protect heritage values. Her work has produced scholarly, applied, and policy-focused outcomes in rural development, the artisan economy, agri-tourism, amenity-based rural development, labor markets, cultural mapping, and visitor experience.