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

Big Themes in Tourism: New YouGov Research – What Travelers Expect in 2021 and Beyond

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our next event “New YouGov Research: What Travelers Expect in 2021 and Beyond” next Wednesday, 12 May, at 1pm.  YouGov’s Global Head of Travel & Tourism, Eva Stewart, will unveil and analyse its newest travel data, collected via a surveying nearly 150,000 prospective travellers and will take a…

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Consultancy Business Opportunities: How to navigate the procurement minefield

Join guest speakers Richard Johnson, Head of Procurement at VisitBritain and Roger Carter of TEAM Tourism Consultancy for a session focused on the challenges of bidding for contracts in the UK and overseas. Richard has worked in public sector procurement for over 20 years. Prior to moving to VisitBritain he worked as a procurement consultant…

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Big Themes in Tourism: What the Family wants from post-pandemic Travel

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our next event “What the Family wants from post-pandemic Travel” on Wednesday, 05 May, from 1-2pm with Andrew Dent Founder of Family Traveller, Ed Grenby Chief Content and Strategy Officer at Family Traveller, and Katie Bowman Editor of Family Traveller. Andrew and his team will discuss the changing attitudes of…

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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

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....

From a community park to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Is Black History storytelling finally being liberated?

In a Tourism Society first, Board Member, Shaon Talukder chaired a live link-up event between UK and USA, hosting Ramon Manning, Chairman of Emancipation Park Conservancy, Houston, Texas for a fascinating discussion titled, “The Journey from a Community Gathering Place to an International Destination.” Mr. Manning...

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