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

Tourism Society AGM

Members of the Tourism Society are invited to meet for our Annual General Meeting on 13 July, from 10 am – 11.30 am. We encourage as many members as possible to join us for networking and to help steer the future of the society. Teas, coffees and cake on arrival, optional lunch afterwards. Chaired by…

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TS Yorkshire Cricket match

Thursday 13th July 2023. Join colleagues from our sponsor Qa Research. Arrive from 5.30 pm onwards. First Over at 6 pm and we’ll play 20/20 – It’s free to play or to spectate, so come and support your Yorkshire tourism industry colleagues, do some networking and enjoy a few drinks and food on one (hopefully) sunny summer evening –…

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Media Masterclass

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Latest News

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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We are raising funds to allow the Tourism Society to help individuals in the industry and those looking to join the industry to develop their careers. If you are thinking of booking a holiday and would like to donate a small percentage of the cost without adding to how much you spend, go to www.charitable.travel and book your holiday through them, designating The Tourism Society as your charity of choice.

Or you can donate directly via JustGiving.