For Immediate Release
July 29, 2016 
Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra) Announces New President and Executive Board

Susan Bruinzeel Assumes Role of Association President, Jeffrey Eslinger the role of Chairman

Vail, CO, June 16, 2016 – Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra) the leading association for travel and tourism research announces the installation of its 2016/2017 Executive Officers.

ttra’s executive board members serve one-year terms from June to June, commencing at the Association’s annual international conference each summer. This year’s Officers and Board of Directors were appointed on June 16, 2016, at ttra’s 47th Annual International Conference in Vail, Colorado.

Officers include President, Susan Bruinzeel; 1st Vice President, Marion Joppe; 2nd Vice President, Scott Russell; Treasurer, John Markham; and Chairman, Jeffrey Eslinger.

Susan Bruinzeel, President, serves Senior Director, Planning and Research, San Diego Tourism Authority. 

Marion Joppe, 1st Vice President, serves as Professor, University of Guelph, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Scott Russell, 2nd Vice President, serves as Director of the Research Center, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. 

John Markham, Treasurer, serves as President, Markham & Associates. 

Jeffrey Eslinger, Chairman, serves as Senior Director, Client Insights, D.K. Shifflet and Associates Ltd.

The ttra Board of Directors includes Members from across the world. A complete list of Board of Directors is available online at

About ttra 
Founded in 1970, the Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra) 
is a non-profit association whose purpose is to enhance the quality, value, effectiveness and use of research in travel marketing, planning, and development. Our Association strives to be a leader for the global community of practitioners and educators engaged in research, information management, and marketing in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. ttra creates business opportunities for our members and provides a unique multi-sector industry network. 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.  For additional information please visit or telephone 248-708-8872.

Contact Information:
Travel and Tourism Research Association (ttra)
Kathy Palmer, Executive Director

5300 Lakewood Rd, Whitehall MI 49461