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

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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.

Join the Society

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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 tourism contacts.

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Society 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

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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Specialist Interest Groups

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

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Market Intelligence

Access to up-to-date market intelligence.

Latest Events

Members event in Chester – Tourism in the post pandemic environment

On Thursday 13 October the Tourism Society will be holding an open event in Chester to discuss the challenges facing the UK tourism sector in the post pandemic environment. The event is sponsored by Sykes Holiday Cottages. Speakers will include: • Deborah Heather, Chair of the Tourism Society and CEO Quality in Tourism • Graham…

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45th Anniversary President’s and Tourism Awards

Celebrate the Tourism Society’s 45th Anniversary at the President’s Dinner hosted by The Rt Hon. The Viscount Thurso Returning to London for the first time since 2019 and covid the President’s dinner will take place on 03 November from 7 pm at The Little Ship Club, London. There will be a three course meal and…

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Latest News

Tourism Society jobs board has a new opportunity

Full Time Marketing Manager – Experience Oxfordshire This exciting and broad ranging role is ideal for an experienced manager aspiring to play a leading role in the visitor economy sector...

News from Malta after recent budget – reported by Board Member, Julian Zarb

After this week’s so-called “budget” the question arises now. What initiatives is the government proposing for rethinking, redeveloping and restoring a qualitative, sustainable and responsible activity that will attract career...

Digital innovations in travel – Traveltech report 2021 from Tech Nation

'Traveltech encompasses both the application of technology to the tourism and hospitality industry. Technology has already transformed these sectors and they are further poised to benefit from new products and...

Geotourist cited among UK’s top traveltech companies in TechNation Report 2021

TechNation, the UK’s leading technology accelerator for helping high growth companies to scale, including companies like Skyscanner and Deliveroo, featured Tourism Society Member, Geotourist as a disruptive technology platform in...

Sykes Cottages Scotland Staycation Index 2021

The inaugural Sykes Cottages Staycations in Scotland Report paints a picture of the growing popularity of staycations in Scotland, reviewing everything from the trending holiday hotspots and activities, to how...

Tourism Society calls for immediate government action on De Bois DMO Review

The De Bois Review confirms the need for Government to recognise and support the capabilities and functions of Destination Management Organisations in England. As the staycation honeymoon comes to an...

Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations published

In March 2021, the government announced an independent review to assess how Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) across England are funded and structured, and how they perform their roles, in order...

Is Covid making a summer break something only the rich can afford? Report in the Guardian

Rocketing prices at home, and costly tests if you leave the UK, mean many who need a break simply cannot afford it  Next week, Sally Neuman is going on holiday....

Dame Judith Macgregor, the first female chair of the British Tourist Authority

Dame Judith Macgregor has been appointed as interim chair of the British Tourist Authority with immediate effect. The interim role will run until the end of April 2022 or when...

Simplification of the traffic light system for travel

France is moving from amber-plus to amber, meaning fully vaccinated passengers returning to England, Scotland and Northern Ireland from France will no longer need to quarantine. India, Bahrain, Qatar and the...

Thought Leadership

Tourism Consultants Network event March 29th 2022 – Responding to sustainability

At a time when the call for tourism to be more sustainable is louder than ever, this on-line TCN event, in conjunction with the Tourism Society, looked at sustainability policies and challenges for the sector and ways of supporting more business response. Richard Denman, director of...

Member, Mike Bugsgang’s, view on marketing into 2022 in latest Journal

In 2022 travel companies will need to exercise a more fluid approach to their marketing by targeting different groups of consumers at different times with different messages. For example, older people, who have been the hardest hit by the pandemic will require a great deal more...

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,...

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