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Find out here about TMI's Events, becoming a member of TMI, developing your career through TMI recognised undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and events/seminars for tourism professionals.
Download presentations given at recent events such as the recent TMI Annual Convention, held in the historic city of Durham, read the fortnightly TMEye e-newsletter and find out about the latest tourism job vacancies. Full details of upcoming TM events can also be found at www.tmi-events.org.uk
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Latest news ...
TMI Member wins 1st WTTC Citizen Blogger Award
TMI’s Head of CPD, Paul Williams, won the World Travel & Tourism Council’s first competition for the social user who made the most professional contribution to the news coverage of the WTTC Asia Summit, which took place in Seoul in September. Paul’s prize is an expenses paid trip to report in person from the WTTC Global Summit 2014 in Hainan, People’s Republic of China, on 24-25 April next year.
Paul said, “Social media provides a really useful platform for all TMI members to participate in, and contribute to, the current issues and hot topic debates which inform and shape tourism development policy and practice at a regional, national or international level. I'm delighted to be invited to join the WTTC Global Summit in person and will obviously be posting a tweet or two!”
Read the full press release on the WTTC web site
Domestic Leisure Trends for the Next Decade (2013)
This VisitEngland report summarises the trends identified and presents them in five groups - demographic, economic, technological, consumer and tourism-related. They range from the familiar, such as the increased importance of mobile technology, through to more recent developments such as FOMO, the ‘fear of missing out’ and the rise of the ‘individualocracy’. Download the report here to check out opportunities and challenges for your destination
Annual Convention Delivers Good Value
Feedback from this year’s Annual Convention delegates is that once again, TMI has delivered a strong event in an excellent venue, with very good opportunities for networking and learning. The survey response rate of just over 50% is a considerable increase on 2012, with 92% of respondents voting the Convention good value and 94% indicating they will attend similar events in future. Respondents gave similarly good scores for organisation both before and during the event, the venue, and the future usefulness of the material in the Convention programme.
Respondents’ constructive comments and suggestions for future topics and formats are always welcome and this year is no exception. The Exec are always alive to the need to ensure TMI events are relevant and meet the needs of members and the wider destination management sector, so it is particularly heartening that the feedback suggests TMI events have a strong brand and loyal audience, with over 30% citing “Always attend TMI events” as a reason for coming to the Convention. One delegate commented “..the most relevant and useful, practical and thought provoking conference of the year”.
Whether or not you were at this year’s Hot Topic or Annual Convention – in fact particularly if you haven’t been to a TMI event for a while – please let us have your thoughts on topics, speakers, issues you’d like to see included in future programmes. Robin Barker, Head of Events, welcomes constructive suggestions and/or volunteers for the virtual Events Group.
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