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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Kate Thompson

Destination DC
Research Manager

Kate Thompson is the Research Manager at Destination DC (DDC), the DMO for Washington, DC. She has been with DDC for four years, managing the hospitality industry data and research studies and distilling that data to strategically impact organization-wide strategies. She has presented studies and insight to government and industry stakeholders throughout the city, providing context for DDC’s role as an economic driver and tourism’s impact on the local economy. Kate graduated with a degree in international relations and political science from Wellesley College.