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

A Review of the Hospitality Sector for 2022 and Predictions for 2023

Join us for ‘A Review of the Hospitality Sector for 2022 and Predictions for 2023,’ taking place virtually on 04 May from 12 – 1 pm. This event is free for all Tourism Society and Institute of Hospitality Members. Tickets are £13 for non-members. The panel will be moderated by Peter Hancock FTS, and feature:…

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Tourism 2030 and Beyond: New Normal or Total Transformation?

Tourism 2030 and Beyond: New Normal or Total Transformation? What might a new normal look like as we put the pandemic behind us? Is there even such a thing as normal anymore? How have our attitudes and desires changed? And how will this affect the types of destinations we want to visit, how we travel…

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Latest News

Independent Review of DMOs in England – statement from the Tourism Society

The Tourism Society warmly welcomes the independent review of Destination Management Organisations which we identified as a priority requirement in our paper to government in 2020 on Leadership and Coordination...

ClearSight – Latest Mood of the Nation Summary Report

In the latest Mood of the Nation summary report ClearSight found that - The last six weeks have seen little lasting change in the nation’s optimism More than half of Brits...

Global Travel Taskforce publishes framework for restart

International travel may be here sooner than we think as Global Travel Taskforce publishes framework for restart. ‘Traffic light’ listings and confirmation of resumption date due ‘by early May. More...

Impact of March 2021 Budget on Tourism

The Tourism Alliance has summarised their understanding of the impact of the budget on tourism below - General Economic Status • 700,000 people have lost their jobs, the economy shrank...

The Tourism Society first organisation in the UK to be awarded WTTC’s Safe Travels Stamp

London, 3 February 2021 - The Tourism Society are delighted to announce that they have become the first in the UK to be issued the World Travel and Tourism Council’s...

The COVID-19 Pandemic

The speed with which the pandemic has developed across the globe over the past 7 weeks is unprecedented. Below, is a snapshot of where we are today in comparison to...

Disruption And The Tourism Challenge

Blackpool to host a bold and challenging pre- Brexit Symposium. The tourism world is heading to the North West to plan for the unplannable – Brexit, climate change and the...

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

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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