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: 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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Partner Webinar: Emancipation Park – The Journey from a Community Gathering Place to an International Destination

Emancipation Park – The Journey from a Community Gathering Place to an International Destination   The Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 had a significant impact beyond the U.S., challenging other countries to confront their past with regards to slavery, and racial and social justice. Since then many destinations around the world have been exploring…

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Big Thinkers in Tourism Session 3 with Gloria Guevara Manzo, CEO and President of WTTC

We would love you to join us at our next instalment of the “Big Thinkers in Tourism” series where we will be joined by travel superstar Gloria Guevara Manzo, CEO and President of WTTC, on Wednesday 24 February at 12pm for a heart to heart interview. Gloria joined WTTC in August 2017, following a varied career…

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Tourism Society second ‘Big Thinkers’ event with Alex Sobel, Shadow Minister for Tourism & Heritage

Would the UK’s tourism sector be better off with a different government? Alex Sobel thinks so… Join us for our 2nd session in the “Big Thinkers in Tourism” series at 1 pm on 16 February when the Shadow Minister for Tourism and Heritage gives you his views on how tourism could be helped to recover and rebuild for the next decade and takes…

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2021 ‘Big Thinkers in Tourism’ with The Rt. Hon. the Lord McLoughlin, Chair of BTA. Online.

For the first of our ‘Big Thinkers in Tourism’ sessions in 2021, the Rt. Hon. the Lord McLoughlin CH will be joining us at 12:30 on Wednesday 27 January. Free to members. Patrick McLoughlin has had a very interesting and varied career and is currently the Chairman of the British Tourist Authority (BTA) after being…

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