Welcome to ISTTE!
We have just wrapped up our 35th annual conference in Hangzhou, China. What an incredible experience! I would like to thank you to our 2016 Conference Committee for their dedication to providing the best possible conference program for our membership.
This has been a fabulous ... and fast paced year. Thank you to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors and members who have accepted our request to volunteer on various committees to help move the Society forward. It has been a pleasure to see how your passion is enhancing the Society for all of our members.
The International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators was formed by a small group of men and women who recognized a need to bring tourism educators together, creating a strong network of professionals who could provide support and training for others teaching in tourism-related disciplines. Since our inception in 1980, tourism education has seen many changes. The Society has adapted along the way to keep you - our members and friends - informed of new trends and issues in both the education and tourism industries. Providing timely information to our members remains a top priority and we will continue to communicate job postings, industry trends, best practices, emerging technology, and relevant articles via our many outlets including the Journal for Teaching in Travel and Tourism.
The Society has flourished these past 35 years because of our passion for and dedication to enhancing the quality of tourism education and scholarship around the world. We are committed to providing opportunities for the exchange of information and ideas, and promoting outstanding service to our members. Our future relies on the continued passion from our members and I look forward to working with more of you in the years to come.
All the best,
Dr. Nicole L. Davis, President