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TMI November Zoom Discussion: Belfast’s Sustainability journey with Jac Callan

TMI November Zoom Discussion: Belfast’s Sustainability journey with Jac Callan,​​​​ Senior Manager of Sustainability and Impact at Visit Belfast



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Join us for our next TMI zoom discussion on the 30th November and hear Visit Belfast’s journey to become a sustainable destination.

Over the last 3 years, Belfast has been working at pace to improve the sustainability of the destination, and now ranks 11th most sustainable destination in the Global Destination Sustainability Index, o…

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TMI response to Government consultations on a registration scheme and planning rule changes for short term lets

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TMI response to Government consultations on a registration scheme and planning rule changes for short term lets

Following Members consultation, TMI has submitted the attached responses to DCMS and DLUHC.

TMI Response to Consultation on a registration scheme for short-term lets in England

Consultation on introduction of a use class for short term lets and associated permitted development rights



Following its call for evidence into the potential development of an accommodati…

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TMI welcome Alison Burgh as Head of Sustainability

Alison Burgh

TMI are delighted to announce the appointment of Alison Burgh onto the executive board as she begins her new role as Head of Sustainability. With the significant growth in green tourism and increasing role sustainability will play in economic recovery, Alison’s appointment will help to drive policy as TMI demonstrate leadership by exercising best practice as an organisation. Part of Alison’s priorities for the forthcoming year will be to develop a new Sustainability Policy for TMI with the aim t…

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Join The Tourism Management Institute and industry experts for an insightful Hot Topic event to discuss the future landscape for destinations in a post-pandemic world.

This year's 'in-person' event will focus on the opportunities around: Transformation, Innovation and Digitisation and will be held at the University of Wolverhampton in the stunning Springfield Campus on the 28th June.

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We're delighted to launch our 2022 Tourism Management Institute Student Awards!

We're delighted to launch our 2022 Tourism Management Institute Student Awards!

Students on our TMI Recognised courses are invited to apply via their course leaders:

Our David Hughes Memorial Award - undergraduates base their application on a work placement or projec

Our Simon Curtis Postgraduate Prize - postgraduates base their application on their final year project or dissertation 

Deadline: Friday 17 June 2022

Further information contact: Joyce Cawthorpe

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#Get Back On Board  

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#Get Back On Board  

The coach tourism industry is a vital contributor to most destination visitors economies and as many destination consider their environmental policy it offers the most environmental friendly form of passenger transport. The industry economy is worth an estimated £4.4bn across the UK, directly supporting over 40,000 jobs and contributing logistics for the UK’s £7.7bn tourism economy

However, the coach sector has experienced the biggest threat to its existence since the Seco…

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English Riviera is Poised for a Post-Covid Recovery with Simpleview's Support

English Riviera

Simpleview has been tasked with the delivery of a new all singing, all dancing destination website which will sit at the heart of everything that the English Riviera does online and act as a springboard for a dramatic post-Covid recovery.  

The English Riviera is a coastal destination in the county of Devon, consisting of three key resorts, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, and the smaller village of Babbacombe.  

The website is one of the English Riviera Business Improvement District…

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Accessibility within tourism



A personal perspective by work placement student Amy Holloran

Despite legislation, there are still many people who face challenges due to a significant lack of awareness of the need for greater accessibility within destinations, attractions and other tourism facilities.

I have been fortunate to work within a Charity called Revitalise Respite Holidays, which specialises in providing respite holiday care for disabled people and their carers. Revitalise firmly believe that disabl…

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Visitor management?

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Are you feeling happy to see your destination full of visitors, and businesses with full calendars? After months of empty rooms and attractions, it feels good to see the tourism industry starting to get back on its feet.    

The one consistent element of these difficult times has been that we’ve had to learn and adapt as we go. The need to try different approaches is ongoing, even now most businesses have re-opened.

Should we congratulate ourselves on a destination marketing…

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