Become A Member

The  Tourism Society is open to everyone working in the tourism and travel industry, connected to it in any way, or actively interested in travel and tourism. Our aim is for the Society to be as inclusive as possible and for its members to represent the widest range of interests and experience within tourism.

Reasons to join

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Professional Identity

A professional identity including the use of initials MTS or FTS after your name.

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LinkedIn Networking

Large LinkedIn networking group with over 20,000 professional tourism contacts.

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Think Tanks

The opportunity to participate in or contribute to the Tourism Society's Think Tanks.

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Discussions & meetings

A programme of discussions, meetings and debates on general and specialist interest topics.

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Regular e-newsletters & journals

Bi-monthly e-journal and e-newsletter with all the latest news and events from the society.

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Networking Opportunities

A variety of networking opportunities with fellow professionals from all tourism sectors.

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Special INterest Groups & Regional Chapters

Opportunity to join the Tourism Consultants Group. And the Digital and PR specialist interest groups as well as regional chapters.

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Market Intelligence

Access to up-to-date market intelligence.

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Annual Symposium & Presidents Dinner

All society members are invited to attend The Tourism Society annual symposium.

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Society Fellowship

Opportunity to apply for Fellowship of the Society, a valued recognition of professional accomplishment.

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Professional Development

Professional support and advice to help you develop your career in the tourism industry.

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Members discount & Deals

Being a Tourism Society member gives you exclusive access to a range of discounts & deals.

Individual Membership

Individual membership is open to everyone working in the tourism and travel industry, connected to it in any way, or actively interested in travel and tourism. Our aim is for the Society to be as inclusive as possible and for its members to represent the widest range of interests and experience within tourism.

If joining the Society as an undergraduate or a post graduate please join online below and then email us with your student number or other proof on membership@tourismsociety.org.

Fellows of the Tourism Society (FTS) are recognised as leaders and senior professionals in their field. The Society organises exclusive Fellows' Days, and Fellows propose possible new Board members.

If wanting to be considered for an upgrade from individual membership to Fellow you must meet the criteria listed below and apply directly to the Secretariat to be considered.

Criteria

  • Have previously qualified as a Full Member of the Society and have held that status for not less than two years, AND
  • hold, or have held, a senior position of responsibility in the tourism or travel industry, AND/OR
  • can demonstrate a record of significant contributions in one or more sectors of tourism and leisure

Please send your CV and request for upgrade by email to membership@tourismsociety.org.

By becoming a member of the Tourism Society you are agreeing that we may use photos/videos taken at TS events in which you feature on the TS website, its social media including YouTube, and offline in their publications.  This material may also be used for promotional materials, publications, in articles and for marketing purposes or shared with media or trade press.  You can withdraw consent at any time by emailing membership@tourismsociety.org. though this will not apply to material already published.

You are also agreeing to Tourism Society being able to share your details with other members.

 

 

Membership LevelAnnual Rate
Full Membership (MTS)£113
Fellow Membership (FTS) - subject to confirmation by Tourism Society and stated criteria. Apply to membership@tourismsociety.org£136
Overseas / Retired (MTS)£65
Fellow Overseas / Retired (MTS) - subject to confirmation by Tourism Society and stated criteria. Apply to membership@tourismsociety.org£74
Postgraduate£38
Undergraduate£10
Tourism Consultants Network Membership (subject to TCN approval)£35 (Additional to Society Membership)

Group Membership

Five memberships included.

The package includes a minimum of five memberships to assign to selected members of your staff, who each have their own individual membership account set up with personal log in details. You can add any number of members up to a total of 10, all at the same discounted rate per person, though the minimum rate equates to five places.

The group organisation receives a separate listing towards the front of the printed annual membership directory.

Membership LevelAnnual Rate
Group Membership£480

The price of group membership represents a 20% discount off the standard individual membership rate for the first five members