Individual membership

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Membership Criteria

There are no barriers to entry for membership of the Society - it is open to everyone working in the tourism and travel industry, connected to it in any way, or actively interested in travel and tourism. Our aim is for the Society to be as inclusive as possible and for its members to represent the widest range of interests and experience withing the Visitor Economy.

Depending on your experience and area of interest, you may choose to join the Society only, or the Society plus its professional section the Tourism Consultants Network - details are given below.

Tourism Society Membership Fees

Annual membership fees (in GBP) are listed in the table below. Please note the Tourism Society is not registered for VAT and there is no VAT element in the fees shown.


Standard Membership

Direct Debit
Membership rate

Full Tourism Society Membership (MTS) 120 113
Fellow (FTS) 145 136
Overseas or Retired MTS 69 65
Overseas or Retired FTS 79 74
Student 40 38
Graduate 50 47


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Professional Section

Tourism Consultants Network (TCN)
If you are also joining the Tourism Consultants Network there is a supplementary subscription of £35.00 per annum. Please contact the Secretariat on 0203 696 8330 or email for more information.

Full details of TCN can be found on their specific pages on this website.


When you need help

The Society recognises that business difficulties or even redundancy can arise during your career. At such times, The Tourism Society will assist as far as possible, particularly with networking and advice. Subscription payments due during these times can be discussed by contacting the Secretariat on 0203 696 8330 or email

Application for Fellow status

Fellows of the Tourism Society (FTS) are recognised as leaders and senior professionals in their field. The Society organises exclusive Fellows' Days, and Fellows propose possible new Board members.


  • Have previously qualified as a Full Member of the Society and have held that status for not less than two years, AND
  • hold, or have held, a senior position of responsibility in the tourism industry, AND/OR
  • can demonstrate a record of significant contributions in one or more sectors of tourism and leisure


Please send your CV and request for upgrade by email or post to Your request will be reviewed by the Tourism Society Executive Committee and you will be informed of the result as soon as a decision has been taken. You will then be sent a certificate to mark your upgrade and asked for the monies owed for the difference in membership subscription fees from MTS to FTS (e.g. 2017 cash difference is £25).