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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....

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...

Report on interview of true pioneer of responsible tourism – Zakia Moulaoui Guery- of Invisible Cities

Report by Shaon Talukder, CEO and Founder Geotourist, and Board Member of the Tourism Society.   From Sir Trevor McDonald, to speaking at global TED Conferences to the The Tourism Society, this week, I had the privilege of interviewing a true pioneer of #ResponsibleTourism and a...

Hotels Sector Update in April’s Journal- Martin Evans FTS

Like so many sectors, the last year has seen the UK hotels sector grapple with Covid safety protocols and the rapid pace of technological change just at a time when overall demand has fluctuated from month to month like never before, and key market segments that...

Is the term staycation analytically useful? Michael Hitchcock gives his view in the April Journal

The term ‘staycation’ came into popular use in the early 2000s, but it may be considered to be slightly problematic as it seems to have acquired a variety of meanings. Is it a kind of holiday in which one stays at home taking leisure trips to...

The end of silo mentality? Stuart Render gives his opinion in latest Journal

One of the recurring messages coming out of industry webinars during the last few months has been the importance of building relationships. Stuart Render, of coach and group tourism specialist Stuart Render Tourism, asks whether more needs to be done as part of ‘building back better’....

Tourism Society DMO Panel March 24th – we debate the challenges and opportunities – Richard Denman, FTS, reports

The final session in our Big Thinkers series of online events focussed on a highly topical issue, the future of Destination Management Organisations.  The event had become even more relevant following the government announcement of its Independent Review of DMOs.  A panel of four leading figures...

Chris Haslam : Big Thinkers in Tourism 17th March 2021

In the series of online discussions by the Tourism Society it was so riveting to listen to Chris Haslam, award-winning travel journalist for the Sunday Times, about a subject that is so topical today – transforming travel.  This is the opportune time we really ought to...