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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Carolyn Childs


Carolyn Childs founded MyTravelResearch.com with Bronwyn White to help travel organizations achieve their goals by making insight accessible and usable. Her career spans 30 years and over 35 countries, on every inhabited continent, and includes time with Travel Research Centre, IATA, and TNS. Carolyn is a top-rated speaker, has presented on culture and heritage tourism at the LGANSW Tourism Conference, and is an annual presenter at the Mumbrella Travel Marketing Summit. She has published an e-book on consumers in emerging markets and papers on air liberalization, culture and heritage tourism, Indian outbound tourism, luxury travel, and passenger taxes. Carolyn also co-authored an online course in aviation marketing for postgraduate students at Swinburne University. She is President of TTRA’s Asia-Pacific Chapter, a Certified Member of the Market Research Society, a member of Women Chiefs of Enterprise International, and has been on the UNWTO Panel of World Tourism experts.