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Friday December 20, 2019

K Michel - Diverse, accessible, sustainable and good for you – is your destination woke enough? R Denman - The Tourism Symposium 2019: Disruption and The Tourism Challenge

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Presentations from the Victor Middleton Memorial Seminar at Westminster University.

Wednesday August 14, 2019

Blackpool hosts bold and challenging September Symposium The tourism world is heading to the North West to plan for the unplannable. The industry’s movers and shakers will be in Blackpool on September 23 and 24 to benefit from a bold and prescien

Friday June 21, 2019

Tourism Society Wales response to Visit Wales Consultation on a new Tourism Strategy for Wales – ‘Let’s Shape the Future’

Wednesday June 05, 2019

Hotelier awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Tourism Society

Friday May 17, 2019

In recognition of its achievement of being the most visited attraction in the UK in 2018, the Tate Modern is to receive the prestigious Tourism Society Annual Award at a ceremony at the House of Lords on 3 July 2019.

Wednesday April 24, 2019

TCN hosted another excellent seminar in February at the Local Government Association, to discuss key developments in the UK's tourism sector, many of which were of particular interest to consultants who are active in the domestic market.

Wednesday April 10, 2019

The Tourism Society has announced that its annual Symposium entitled, ‘Disruption and The Tourism Challenge’, will take place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens Conference Centre on 23 and 24 September 2019.

Friday April 05, 2019

The Tourism Society is seeking a new Chief Executive following the end of the incumbent, Cheryl McCain’s, contract term. Board Director, Mike Bugsgang, will act as interim Chief Executive while a replacement is sought.

Monday March 18, 2019

'20 Years of Scottish Devolution past and future – what will be driving and shaping tourism in Scotland next'

Monday February 25, 2019

PRs & Travel Influencers: “Everything you want to know about influencer relationships but were afraid to ask”

Sunday January 20, 2019

The Society’s annual Prospects event was held on January 15th. This longstanding New Year fixture in our calendar was as popular as ever, with some 100 attendees coming together to discuss the outlook for UK tourism in 2019. We are extremely grateful f

Thursday December 13, 2018

The Tourism Society is reviewing its operations and is considering outsourcing certain administrative functions to a single company with experience in handling such work. Applications will close on 31 December 2018 and the deadline for tendering proposals

Wednesday December 05, 2018

On behalf of the Tourism Society’s board of directors and staff, we are thrilled to announce the 2019 event sponsorship catalog. We will be hosting five major events next year with unique sponsorship opportunities tailored to each event. This is a chan

Tuesday November 27, 2018

Event Recap: Tourism Consultants Network (TCN) Event in Manchester on November 22, 2018.

Wednesday November 21, 2018

Event Recap: Panel discussion at WTM hosted by the Tourism Consultants Network.

Thursday October 25, 2018

TCN Conference - Manchester: Speaker Bios

Tuesday October 16, 2018

The National Tour Guiding Conference 2018 is the first annual conference to bring together tour guides and businesses who employ, utilise and support tour guides from across the country. The event will be held at Drapers Hall in London on November 9, 2018

Thursday October 11, 2018

The Tourism Society Scotland presents Looking to the Future: Economics and Consumer Behavior Impacting Trends in Scottish Tourism on October 25, 2018 at the Novotel in Glasgow.

Monday September 10, 2018

Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment on Thursday 13 September, 2018 from 5-8pm at the Intrepid in London.

Thursday August 16, 2018

The Tourism Management Institute's Annual Convention will take place on October 15 and 16 in Bristol. Tickets are available now!

Thursday August 16, 2018

It is with sincere regret that we announce the passing of Professor Victor T.C. Middleton OBE, FTS.

Tuesday August 14, 2018

Check out this week’s The Boss from BBC with quotes from TS Board Member Mike Bugsgang with Bugsgang & Associates.

Tuesday August 14, 2018

The Tourism Society Yorkshire is hosting The Future Tourism Experience event on September 14 from 10-13:30 BST. Tickets are available now!

Thursday August 09, 2018

The Tourism Society is now settled into its new office space located on London South Bank University’s campus.

Thursday August 09, 2018

Cheryl McCain recently joined the Tourism Society as the new executive director. With over ten years of marketing, communications and membership experience, she brings a variety of skills to her new role, including business development, e-commerce, public

Wednesday August 08, 2018

One of the industry’s most brilliant and creative individuals has died after a battle with cancer. Chris Martins, aged 71, died last week after a career full of creative ideas. Chris worked for the British Tourist Authority and British Transport Hot

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Fellows, Members and guests of The Tourism Society gathered at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington High Street.

Tuesday January 16, 2018

There were no crystal balls required when a panel of top industry practitioners came together at Google's Kings Cross HQ to share their thoughts and expectations on UK and global tourism trends for 2018.

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Don't let Brexit rock the tourism boat!

Monday October 02, 2017

There was a full house at stately Trinity House London when The Tourism Society working in partnership with TravMedia brought together a top Travel Media Panel at its annual Media Masterclass.

Monday September 18, 2017

Corks were popping when members, their guests and Chairmen past and present gathered at Trinity House London for The Tourism Society’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Monday June 19, 2017

The purpose of the 2017 Symposium was to consider the importance of linking Heritage and Innovation in safeguarding the future success of tourism. We were delighted to be holding the event in an award-winning UNESCO World Heritage City.

Thursday May 04, 2017

Juliana Delaney joins speaker line-up at the Tourism Symposium

Wednesday March 29, 2017

‘Team London’ receive Tourism Society Award at Annual Dinner

Thursday February 23, 2017

Nicolas Petrovic, CEO, Eurostar International, to speak at Tourism Society Annual Dinner

Thursday January 19, 2017

Tourism Society welcomes VisitBritain and VisitEngland appointments

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Panel highlights strong outlook for inbound tourism

Friday December 09, 2016

Tourism Society confirms ongoing sponsorship of Association for Tourism in Higher Education awards

Friday November 11, 2016

Tourism Society Scotland: Edinburgh to host Tourism Society 2017 Annual Symposium

Wednesday November 02, 2016

Edinburgh to host Tourism Society 2017 Annual Symposium

Tuesday October 18, 2016

Media Masterclass 2016

Friday September 30, 2016

Christopher Rodrigues CBE awarded honorary Fellowship of Tourism Society

Monday September 12, 2016

Mariella Frostrup confirmed on panel for Media Masterclass

Friday July 08, 2016

New Tourism Society board members elected

Thursday June 02, 2016


Saturday April 09, 2016

New Speakers Added To Tourism Symposium In June

Friday March 25, 2016

Winner of the 2016 Tourism Society Scotland Award Announced

Friday March 11, 2016


Thursday February 18, 2016

Chris Browne receives hon. Fellowship of Tourism Society

Friday December 18, 2015

Tourism Management Institute presents Awards

Thursday December 10, 2015

Tourism Society elects new Chairman

Wednesday November 04, 2015

The Tourism Society Executive has written to all members on the subject of the TS and TMI.

Friday July 17, 2015

The Prime Minister’s announcement today that an inter-ministerial group on tourism is to be established is very welcome news.

Tuesday July 14, 2015

Two new board members were elected to the Tourism Society board at its AGM held at the

Wednesday June 03, 2015

New tourism minister makes her debut at symposium

Thursday May 14, 2015

Tourism society welcomes new government appointments

Friday March 13, 2015

BoBI 2015: Politicians should walk and talk tourism!

Wednesday March 04, 2015

TCN members to speak at Saudi event

Tuesday January 20, 2015

Prospects for 2015 event review

Tuesday November 11, 2014

Simon Calder receives Honorary Fellowship of The Tourism Society

Friday October 10, 2014

Three great prizes available

Monday September 15, 2014

Date announced for Tourism Symposium 2015 ‘Connecting to the Future’

Thursday July 24, 2014

The Tourism Society welcomes the announcement today of VisitBritain’s new Chief Executive.

Friday July 18, 2014

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Tuesday June 17, 2014

Sandra Matthews-Marsh, Chairman of Tourism Society, Awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Saturday June 14, 2014

New members of Tourism Society Board elected

Thursday June 05, 2014

Tourism Society welcomes launch of new Tourism Industry Council

Wednesday June 04, 2014


Monday June 02, 2014

Tourism Society Scotland Welcomes a New Chair

Monday June 02, 2014

Don't Axe Tourism GCSE

Monday June 02, 2014

Culture Vultures Can Prove Rich Pickings for Tourism

Wednesday May 28, 2014

VisitEngland Chief Joins Line-Up of Top Speakers at Tourism Symposium

Monday May 19, 2014

CULTURAL TOURISM CAN BOOST ECONOMIC GROWTH Review identifies opportunities and challenges

Monday May 12, 2014

DEDICATED FOLLOWERS OF FASHION Fashion industry gurus Clara Mercer and Hilary Riva OBE to speak at Tourism Symposium in Liverpool

Wednesday May 07, 2014

Arts Council England supports the Tourism Symposium with grant

Friday March 28, 2014

Tourism Society Award winner announced at Annual Dinner

Wednesday March 19, 2014

Emerging Trends and National Outlook Highlighted at Tourism Question Time

Wednesday February 26, 2014

At a convivial lunch in Westminster organised by the Tourism Consultants Network on February 25th, members and guests listened to Clive Jacobs relate a quite extraordinary tale of rags to riches.

Friday February 21, 2014

New business support scheme for flood-affected businesses announced.

Thursday January 09, 2014

TS Westcountry features in Western Morning News

Monday January 06, 2014

TS Wales calls for nominations for Professional Development Award

Tuesday December 17, 2013

Airports Commission Interim Report

Friday December 13, 2013

Tourism Society Elects New Chairman

Thursday December 05, 2013

President's Debate

Monday November 11, 2013

New VisitEngland research papers are available.

Tuesday October 08, 2013

Tourism Society supports Campaign for Tourism

Thursday October 03, 2013

PwC Hotels forecast for 2014

Monday September 16, 2013

The autumn 2013 edition of 'Tourism' is now available.

Monday September 02, 2013

Bournemouth University internships

Tuesday July 16, 2013

New Markets New Policies event that took place on July 16th at Asia House, London.

Friday July 05, 2013

This year's conference, held in Cardiff, was a great success.

Monday April 29, 2013

At the Tourism Society Annual Dinner on Thursday 25th April 2013, the University of Surrey was presented with the coveted annual Tourism Society Award in recognition of its work with tourism students for forty years and for pioneering the first university

Tuesday April 09, 2013

Next London networking evening is on Tuesday May 14th.

Friday April 05, 2013

Five undergraduate and one postgraduate courses have achieved recognition by TMI so far this year.

Wednesday March 20, 2013

Business Focus – is your company addressing these key areas?

Wednesday March 20, 2013

‘It’s Time to Embrace the British Weather on Holidays,’ says Tourism Question Time panel.

Tuesday February 26, 2013

The seminar programme at Best of Britain and Ireland - including two Touruism SOciety events - is taking shape.

Friday January 25, 2013

The Higher Education Statistics Agency has accepted the Tourism Management Institute on their new list of list of accrediting Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRB’s).

Thursday January 17, 2013

The Society's annual 'Prospects' event took place in London on January 15th. A packed room heard from a panel of experts on visitor trends, hotel performance, digital developments, prospects for attractions and outbound travel patterns.

Wednesday January 16, 2013

A survey conducted by The Tourism Society amongst its 1000 plus members has revealed that a bigger Heathrow and ‘Boris Island’ are not the only two plans to consider when it comes to addressing aviation capacity.

Wednesday January 16, 2013

A survey conducted by The Tourism Society amongst its 1000 plus members has revealed strong levels of optimism for growth in certain sectors of the UK travel industry during the year ahead.

Thursday January 03, 2013

Society Corporate Member Made has been shortlisted for the UKinbound Awards for Excellence 2012.

Wednesday January 02, 2013

Joan Clark FTS honoured in the New Year Honours list.

Wednesday December 05, 2012

The annual event examining tourism trends and forecasts for the upcoming year.

Friday November 30, 2012

The Tourism Society is pleased to announce the appointment of the Marketing and Commercial Executive.

Wednesday October 03, 2012

The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) is delighted to announce the launch on Monday 8th October 2012 of the David Hughes Memorial Award in honour of TMI’s President who died suddenly in December 2011.

Wednesday September 26, 2012

"Don’t hide the truth from your customers" was the key message at the Tourism Society's 'Crisis Management in Tourism' event held on September 25th. This is especially true in the age of instant communication, along with acknowledging that a c

Thursday September 13, 2012

Last week’s Tourism Society debate, “Cruising, is it beneficial to all destinations?”, was described as ‘heated with passion’ by one attendee as the panel chaired by William Gibbons, Director, Passenger Shipping Association, and delegates expres

Thursday September 06, 2012

The Tourism Society was shocked to hear of the sudden departure from office of John Penrose MP, Minister for Tourism. The explanation given was that DCMS is being reduced in size, although the move comes at a time when Tourism should be at the heart of th

Tuesday September 04, 2012

The Tourism Society welcomes the announcement that Maria Miller MP will be taking over the role of Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in the recently announced Cabinet reshuffle.

Monday August 20, 2012

Victor Middleton OBE FTS summarises the results of the RTIP Working Group looking at definitions used to describe tourism and the tourism industry.

Wednesday August 01, 2012

The video of the Society's Annual Conference 2012 is now online on our YouTube channel. Thank you Snappin Turtle for producing another excellent event video for The Society.

Friday July 13, 2012

David Curtis-Brignell FTS was elected as the new Chairman of the Tourism Society during the Society’s annual conference in London on 12 July.

Friday July 13, 2012

The Tourism Society’s Annual Conference took place last week on July 12 at the Bloomsbury Hotel, London, and tackled the themes of PEOPLE – PLACES – PROFIT. The individual topics covered were extremely wide-ranging and speaking about the event newly

Monday April 30, 2012

Last week at The Tourism Society’s Annual Dinner, Lord Thurso MP FTS, (The Society’s President) announced The Springboard Charity and Springboard UK Ltd as this year’s winner of the prestigious Tourism Society Award.

Monday July 11, 2011

The Tourism Society's Annual Conference 2011, held at Beaulieu on 05 July, has been hailed as the best in the last four years by the Society's immediate past chairman Alison Cryer FTS.

Thursday May 19, 2011

Details have been announced for this year's Professional Development Award offered by Tourism Society Wales.