Conferences and Workshops

2020 TTRA International Conference - June 2020, Victoria - BC

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on January 30, 2020 - 10:48am

The Travel and Tourism Research Association is calling all researchers, educators, and users of travel and tourism research for the 2020 Annual International Conference, to be held in Victoria, BC.

This year's conference celebrates 50 years of excellence in tourism research and invites participants to contribute to the vision of the tourism research agenda.

BC Tourism Industry Conference - March 2020

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 10, 2019 - 4:20pm

For over 20 years, the BC Tourism Industry Conference has been providing a forum for tourism businesses and stakeholders from around British Columbia to come together to learn from experts and each other about the key issues, challenges and best practices in the industry.

Don’t miss the opportunity to connect with other tourism businesses, communities and government leaders – share ideas, ask questions, network, learn, and explore!

When: March 4 - 6, 2020

Where: Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC

IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism - Jan 2020

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on December 10, 2019 - 2:35pm

The third Annual IMPACT Sustainability Travel and Tourism Conference will once again bring together stakeholders from the tourism industry to Victoria, to engage in dialogue and discussions on innovation and the contributions of tourism to Canada's sustainable future.

When: January 19 - 22, 2020.

Where: Victoria Conference Centre - Victoria, BC

For more information and registration, please visit:

Engaging Indigenous Youth in Tourism

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on November 26, 2019 - 9:08pm

As part of her Indigenous Tourism course last year, Chyanne Trenholm made the decision to create a video on the opportunities and roles available in tourism for Indigenous youth. Trenholm is an Indigenous 4th-year student from Homalco First Nation in Campbell River, BC, studying Tourism Management at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.

Tourism Vancouver Island 56th Annual Conference & AGM

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 18, 2019 - 1:18pm

Great opportunity to join Tourism Industry professionals at the 56th Annual Tourism Vancouver Island Conference and Annual General Meeting that will be happening in Nanaimo on October 8 - 10th at the Coast Bastion Hotel.

For more information about the conference, including the program and registration, please visit:

TTRA Canada Chapter - 2019 Conference

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on September 12, 2019 - 1:05pm

Sharing research from Ghana in Canada!

WLCE is pleased to share that undergrad students Jocelyne Fournier, Annie Boersen, Georgia Brennan and Megan Fortune - who participated in the 2019 VIU Ghana Research and Study Tour - will be presenting posters at TTRA Conference. Their research focuses on the tourism product evaluation done in Atsiekpoe and the Visitors’ Satisfaction evaluation done at the Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary. 

2020 Beijing - Pinggu World Leisure Congress “Leisure Makes Life Better” - Call for Abstracts

Submitted by Vanessa Moraes on August 30, 2019 - 1:02pm
The 16th World Leisure Congress will be held in Pinggu, Beijing, from the 17th. to 23rd. October 2020 hosted by the Beijing City Government and co-organized by World Leisure Organization (WLO), Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism and the Pinggu District Government.
The Congress, themed “Leisure Makes Life Better", aims to promote the concept of leisure for all and throughout the whole year. Located in Jinhaihu Town, the main venue consists of the convention and exhibition center, supporting facilities, and a zone for outdoor activities, among other facilities.