Reports on events

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,...

Travel Technology in the next decade. Board member, Shaon Talukder, reports on the Joshua Ryan-Saha event in June

"Technology in this decade doesn’t need to look like the technology of the last. We can create a bottom-up movement, creating travel technology that supports local and collective prosperity.” The future of travel technology will unlikely look like the last decade. The UK has become a...

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...

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...

The Relentless Pursuit Of Happiness Graham Donoghue CEO Sykes Cottages

It takes a lot of people, tech and ingenuity to sell “happiness” Graham Donoghue is the softly-spoken but determined and clear thinking CEO of Sykes Cottages and, as part of our Big Thinkers in Tourism series, he lifted the lid on the forensic attention to detail...