• Founded in 1977.

    The Tourism Society is where individuals from across all sectors of the Visitor Economy come together (online and offline) for discussion, debate, to share views and knowledge, and to build networks.
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  • Get some clarity in a fuzzy world. 
    ​Join ​The Tourism Society today and be in the know.

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  • Events of all sizes throughout the year.

    Throughout the year the Tourism Society and its special interest networks organise multiple events from panel discussions to an annual conference. These events are a perfect opportunity to learn, grow your network and have a good time. Most events are open to the public with members getting priority and a discount.
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  • Find A Consultant.

    Search the Tourism Consultants Network for members with experience in the relevant country or sector.
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The Tourism Society is the professional membership body for people working in all sectors of the visitor economy.

It is where individuals from across all sectors of the Visitor Economy come together (online and offline) for discussion, debate, to share views and knowledge, and to network.

The Society is the only professional membership organisation that represents all of Tourism - across all disciplines, geography and career stages.

Whether you work in the public, private or voluntary sector, are well-established in your career path or are just starting out on a travel or tourism course at college or university, the Tourism Society offers unrivalled opportunities to develop your business contacts and tap into a wealth of experience and expertise. Our Professional Section also offers particular benefits to consultants (Tourism Consultants Network).

What the Society can offer you:

      • regular meetings throughout the UK
      • a regular e-journal 
      • access to an extensive range of industry colleagues
      • signposts to better business opportunities
      • education and careers support
      • annual conference and annual presidents dinner 
      • special interest networks
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  • Promote and advance the professionalism of individuals in tourismin all sectors, at all levels and worldwide
  • Bring together the many tourism sectors to discuss, debate and share ideas & stories, to network, and to develop best practice
  • Support training and academic development
  • Support our members at all stages of their progress through the industry
  • Recognise individual achievement in the field of tourism
  • Provide a channel of communication for members on issues of local, national and international interest
  • Support and encourage individuals’ understanding of sustainable development and the issues around it