Where individuals from across Tourism come together for discussion, debate, to share views and knowledge, and to network.


Thought Leading since 1977

The Tourism Society is where individuals from across tourism come together (online and offline) for discussion, debate, to share views and knowledge, and to network.

It is the only professional membership organisation that represents all of tourism – across all disciplines, geography and career stages.

The diverse membership ranges from senior executives and academics, to self-employed entrepreneurs and tourism students.

Our existing membership represents tour operators, hotel chains, PR, marketing and representation companies, tourist attractions, national, regional and local tourist boards, restaurants, trade media, charities, consultants, academics, students and educational establishments, among others.

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Professional Identity

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


LinkedIn Networking

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


Society Think Tanks

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


Discussions & meetings

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


Regular e-newsletters

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


Networking Opportunities

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


Specialist Interest Groups

Join the Tourism Consultants Group. the Digital and PR specialist interest groups and regional chapters.


Market Intelligence

Access to up-to-date market intelligence.

Latest Events

Tourism Society Yorkshire Cricket Match

Bowled over to play again… The Yorkshire Gentleman’s Cricket Club at Escrick Park near York is the location once again for the Tourism Society Yorkshire’s annual cricket match. We are pleased to be back for our annual fixture (with covid-safe arrangements) on Wednesday 7th July 2021. Join colleagues from our sponsor Qa Research. We start at 5.30pm…


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…


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…


Latest News

Hotelier Awarded Honorary Fellowship Of The Tourism Society

In recognition of his pioneering and innovative contribution to the UK’s hospitality industry, Robin Sheppard, Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality and the Bespoke Hotels Group has been awarded an...

Thought Leadership

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....


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