Events throughout the year - online and offline

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Throughout the year the Tourism Society and its special interest networks organise multiple live and virtual events from panel discussions to an annual conference. These events are a perfect opportunity to learn, grow your network and have a good time. Most events are open to the industry with members getting priority and a discounted rate.

Big Themes in Tourism: Céline Cousteau and Shannon Guihan

The Tourism Society are delighted to invite you to join them for their next virtual event at 1pm on 14 July.  Postponed until later in the year. The Power of Storytelling in Travel People love stories; they can’t help being drawn into them. Stories ignite the imagination and are the foundation of why people travel….

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Tourism Society Yorkshire Cricket Match

With England through to the semi-finals of the Euros on the same night as our cricket we’ve decided to postpone to the following week. So, we’ll still be at the Yorkshire Gentleman’s Cricket Club at Escrick Park near York for the Tourism Society Yorkshire’s annual cricket match but on Tuesday 13th July 2021. Join colleagues from our…

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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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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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“The Changing Face and Purpose of Tourism” with Founder of Conscious Travel, Anna Pollock

We are delighted to invite you to join us for our next event “The changing face and purpose of tourism” on Wednesday, 21 April, from 1-2pm with Anna Pollock, Founder of Conscious Travel. “Tourism needs an upgrade. Not different software but a whole new operating system” I’ve personally felt the very word, definition and expectation…

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Big Themes in Tourism: Responsible Tourism with CEO and Founder of Invisible Cities, Zakia Moulaoui Guery

We are delighted to invite you to join us on Wednesday, 14 April, from 1-2pm with Zakia Moulaoui Guery, CEO and Founder of Invisible Cities. Zakia will be kicking off the first event in our series of “Big Themes in Tourism,” to talk about responsible tourism with regards to the work Invisible Cities do in training people to tell their…

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Big Thinkers in Tourism: DMO Panel

We would love to welcome you to our DMO panel on Wednesday 24 March at 12pm, discussing how could DMOs help English tourism recover? Nick Brooks -Sykes, Director of Tourism at Marketing Manchester and author of a  paper signed by the 17 most influential English DMOs, has some thought provoking ideas. Is part of the…

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Big Thinkers in Tourism: Chris Haslam, Chief Travel Writer at The Times and Sunday Times.

We are delighted to invite you to the next installment in our “Big Thinkers in Tourism” series. On Wednesday 17 March at 1 pm we will be joined by Chris Haslam, the multi award-winning Chief Travel Writer at the Times and Sunday Times, who will be talking about the government, the industry and the travelling…

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Big Thinkers in Tourism: Graham Donoghue, CEO of Sykes Cottages

We are delighted to invite you to our next installment in our “Big Thinkers in Tourism” series next Wednesday, 10 March, from 12-1pm with Graham Donoghue, CEO of Sykes Cottages, the UK’s largest self catering operator, who will be sharing his predictions for future trends in the accommodation sector this decade.   Graham has worked in digital for…

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