Professional Development

Make The Tourism Society part of your successful career

The tourism industry offers plenty of great opportunities for building a long-term successful and rewarding career across a range of disciplines including customer service, finance, marketing, sales, destination management and many others.

Britain, it is estimated, will have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025,  representing just under 10% of UK GDP.  The industry supports almost 3.8 million jobs directly, which is around 11% of the total UK jobs.

The industry covers travellers coming into the UK, those travelling around the UK, and those travelling abroad.   And includes attractions, operators, destinations, hotels, and many more.  It is a very vibrant industry full of people passionate about developing the choice and quality of their product for their customers.

So plenty of opportunities.

And the Tourism Society can help you make the best of your time in tourism by building your knowledge base, giving you the opportunity to network with those with years experience, and generally keeping you in the tourism loop.

Become A Member

Join the society where individuals from across all sectors of the tourism industry come together (online and offline) for discussion, debate, to share views and knowledge, and to build networks.


Big Themes in Tourism: Céline Cousteau and Shannon Guihan

The Tourism Society are delighted to invite you to join them for their next virtual event at 1pm on 14…

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Tourism Society Yorkshire Cricket Match

With England through to the semi-finals of the Euros on the same night as our cricket we’ve decided to postpone…

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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…

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