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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Duane Vinson

Assistant Director - STR SHARE Center
Vice President at STR

Duane Vinson is a Vice President at STR and the Assistant Director of the STR SHARE Center, a program that, in cooperation with the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute and ICHRIE, works with hospitality and tourism schools around the world to provide thorough and timely data for academic research and to provide comprehensive and relevant training materials for the classroom. The SHARE Center has been warmly received by the academic community, with over 650 universities and colleges in 62 countries around the world now involved. Mr. Vinson joined STR in 1997, and over the years he has been involved in many areas of operation at STR. Mr. Vinson is often requested as a guest speaker at hotel company conferences, lodging and tourism conventions, and as a guest lecturer with hospitality and tourism programs at universities worldwide. He has been quoted in many leading trade publications and news sites. He is serving his second term on the TTRA International Board of Directors. Prior to joining STR, Mr. Vinson was with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.