2016 TTRA CenStates Conference | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

2016 TTRA CenStates Conference

(605) 773-3301


The Travel and Tourism Research Association is an international network of over 800 tourism research and marketing professionals. By sharing ideas, resources, and experience, members are able to develop more effective business and marketing strategies.

CenStates is the regional chapter of TTRA that focuses on the issues concerning Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. They concentrate on practical “how-to” and day-to-day ways of using travel and tourism research for your organization.

This year, the association will be holding its annual TTRA CenStates Conference from September 21-23, 2016 in Rapid City at the Hotel Alex Johnson.

Check out the monumental line-up of speakers and sessions and get ready to learn about today’s travel trends, media preferences and affordable ways to track consumer engagement. Adam Sacks with Tourism Economics, Melissa Luebbe with Meredith Travel Marketing, and Bob Frohoff with MMGY are just a few of the experts bringing their information and ideas to South Dakota.

Registration is currently open for this event and rates are due to increase after Wednesday, August 31. Registration should be completed online and payment may be made with a credit card, via PayPal, or by check. Non-TTRA CenStates Members can attend the full conference for $325 or select an individual day for $185.

For more information on the conference, please contact Kirk Hulstein at the South Dakota Department of Tourism at (605) 773-3301 or kirk.hulstein@travelsouthdakota.com.