Where individuals from across Tourism come together for discussion, debate, to share views and knowledge, and to network.

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Thought Leading since 1977

The Tourism Society is where individuals from across tourism come together (online and offline) for discussion, debate, to share views and knowledge, and to network.

It is the only professional membership organisation that represents all of tourism – across all disciplines, geography and career stages.

The diverse membership ranges from senior executives and academics, to self-employed entrepreneurs and tourism students.

Our existing membership represents tour operators, hotel chains, PR, marketing and representation companies, tourist attractions, national, regional and local tourist boards, restaurants, trade media, charities, consultants, academics, students and educational establishments, among others.

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Professional Identity

A professional identity including the use of initials MTS or FTS after your name.

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LinkedIn Networking

Large LinkedIn networking group with over 20,000 tourism contacts.

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Society Think Tanks

The opportunity to participate in or contribute to the Tourism Society's Think Tanks.

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Discussions & meetings

A programme of discussions, meetings and debates on general and specialist interest topics.

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Regular e-newsletters

Bi-monthly e-journal and e-newsletter with all the latest news and events from the society.

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Networking Opportunities

A variety of networking opportunities with fellow professionals from all tourism sectors.

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Specialist Interest Groups

Join the Tourism Consultants Group. the Digital and PR specialist interest groups and regional chapters.

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Market Intelligence

Access to up-to-date market intelligence.

Latest Events

Tourism Society Yorkshire Cricket Match

Bowled over to play again… The Yorkshire Gentleman’s Cricket Club at Escrick Park near York is the location once again for the Tourism Society Yorkshire’s annual cricket match. We are pleased to be back for our annual fixture (with covid-safe arrangements) on Wednesday 7th July 2021. Join colleagues from our sponsor Qa Research. We start at 5.30pm…

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Staycations: A Blessing Or A Challenge For Cultural Heritage?

The Tourism Society and the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee discuss the impact of the “staycation boom” on UK’s cultural heritage About This Event As Coronavirus restrictions ease there has been speculation about a ‘staycation boom’, with significant visitation to outdoor spaces, from national parks to landscaped gardens and built heritage to play facilities, and everything…

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Big Themes in Tourism: Joshua Ryan-Saha, Director of Traveltech for Scotland

We are delighted to invite you to join the Tourism Society at 1pm on Wednesday 23 June to hear from Joshua Ryan-Saha, the Director of Traveltech for Scotland, who will be speaking about Collective Technology for Tourism Recovery. “Technology in this decade doesn’t need to look like the technology of the last. We can create…

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Latest News

Senior Industry Figure and former Tourism Society Board member remembered

It is with much sadness that we announce the death of senior industry figure and previous Tourism Society Board member and Fellow, Roger Heape. Roger spent over 30 years in...

ClearSight – Latest full report

In the latest edition of ClearSight® on Recovery (the first since significant parts of the economy re-opened on 12th April), BA-BDRC provide an update on the mood of UK consumers,...

The Tourism Society welcomes Travel PR specialist Chloe Davison to its Board of Directors

The Tourism Society has unveiled its most recent board appointment, communications expert Chloe Davison. Selected for her extensive PR experience in the travel, leisure and hospitality sectors, Chloe’s appointment is...

Independent Review of DMOs in England – statement from the Tourism Society

The Tourism Society warmly welcomes the independent review of Destination Management Organisations which we identified as a priority requirement in our paper to government in 2020 on Leadership and Coordination...

ClearSight – Latest Mood of the Nation Summary Report

In the latest Mood of the Nation summary report ClearSight found that - The last six weeks have seen little lasting change in the nation’s optimism More than half of Brits...

Global Travel Taskforce publishes framework for restart

International travel may be here sooner than we think as Global Travel Taskforce publishes framework for restart. ‘Traffic light’ listings and confirmation of resumption date due ‘by early May. More...

Impact of March 2021 Budget on Tourism

The Tourism Alliance has summarised their understanding of the impact of the budget on tourism below - General Economic Status • 700,000 people have lost their jobs, the economy shrank...

The Tourism Society first organisation in the UK to be awarded WTTC’s Safe Travels Stamp

London, 3 February 2021 - The Tourism Society are delighted to announce that they have become the first in the UK to be issued the World Travel and Tourism Council’s...

The COVID-19 Pandemic

The speed with which the pandemic has developed across the globe over the past 7 weeks is unprecedented. Below, is a snapshot of where we are today in comparison to...

Disruption And The Tourism Challenge

Blackpool to host a bold and challenging pre- Brexit Symposium. The tourism world is heading to the North West to plan for the unplannable – Brexit, climate change and the...

Thought Leadership

Time to get on the front foot before it’s too late – Board Member, John Speers, reports on the session with Eva Stewart of YouGov

This week as part of the Tourism Society’s Big Thinkers Big Themes series we had the pleasure of hosting Eva Stewart, YouGov Head of Travel & Tourism, sharing brand new data following last Friday’s government announcement. YouGov have at their fingertips a continuous real-time stream from...

What matters most to Family Travellers now – report on Big Themes Series by Board member, John Speers

This week as part of the Tourism Society’s Big Thinkers Big Themes series we heard from Andrew Dent, Katie Bowman and Ed Grenby – the new highly awarded editorial team at Family Traveller Magazine as it sets to relaunch across UK, Germany and US. With 7...

What on earth have we learned? Big Theme Session with Anna Pollock and reported by Board member John Speers

As Earth Day comes around again the question we should all ask is what more can we do to help? I had the greatest pleasure of speaking with Anna Pollock about this as part of our Big Thinkers and Big Themes series at the Tourism Society....

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