Tourism Society

Tourism Consultants Network event March 29th 2022 – Responding to sustainability

At a time when the call for tourism to be more sustainable is louder than ever, this on-line TCN event, in conjunction with the Tourism Society, looked at sustainability policies and challenges for the sector and ways of supporting more business response. Richard Denman, director of...

Latest BVA/BDRC ClearSight survey on attitudes to travel & tourism

Summary of findings Air Travel & International Holidays back on the Menu The proportion of Brits booking an international holiday rose to its highest level in two years during January. Consumers’ comfort with the idea of getting on a plane recovered sharply, though still remains 20+...

Featured in the latest Journal -Turning over a Green Leaf in the New Forest

Building a resilient, responsible and regenerative local visitor economy is crucial in a world experiencing economic crises, pandemics, and climate change.  Go New Forest has just launched its Green Leaf Tourism Business Scheme (GLTBS) to help companies take the next step in achieving that goal. Accommodation...

Member, Mike Bugsgang’s, view on marketing into 2022 in latest Journal

In 2022 travel companies will need to exercise a more fluid approach to their marketing by targeting different groups of consumers at different times with different messages. For example, older people, who have been the hardest hit by the pandemic will require a great deal more...

VisitBritain/VisitEngland CEO Sally Balcombe to step down

10 January 2022 VisitBritain/VisitEngland CEO Sally Balcombe has announced that she is stepping down from the role in spring this year. Ms Balcombe, who has been CEO, first of VisitBritain then of VisitBritain/VisitEngland, for more than seven years, is leaving the national tourism agency to pursue...

Geotourist – ‘one to watch’!

Tourism Society member, Geotourist, working with Historic Environment Scotland, has been named as ‘One To Watch’ at the World Responsible Travel Awards for their compelling platform concept that draws visitors away from the hotspots and helps them experience ancient parts of Edinburgh in a new way....

Making Sustainability accessible through Storytelling by John Speers, Board Director of The Tourism Society,

Sometimes in life you have insightful conversations with great people, and they shine light on a subject at a different angle to give a wholly fresh perspective. That’s what happened the other day when the famed environmentalist, activist and documentary maker, Céline Cousteau, and Shannon Guihan,...

Tourism Society jobs board has a new opportunity

Full Time Marketing Manager – Experience Oxfordshire This exciting and broad ranging role is ideal for an experienced manager aspiring to play a leading role in the visitor economy sector and manage marketing activity across all elements of Experience Oxfordshire. The role will work across the...

News from Malta after recent budget – reported by Board Member, Julian Zarb

After this week’s so-called “budget” the question arises now. What initiatives is the government proposing for rethinking, redeveloping and restoring a qualitative, sustainable and responsible activity that will attract career seekers , professionals instead of the run of the mill job seekers and employees who have...

Digital innovations in travel – Traveltech report 2021 from Tech Nation

'Traveltech encompasses both the application of technology to the tourism and hospitality industry. Technology has already transformed these sectors and they are further poised to benefit from new products and services utilising robotics, artificial intelligence and immersive technology' Joshua Ryan-Saha, Director, Traveltech for Scotland Traveltech has...