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TMI announces winners of the 2021 Student Awards

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The Tourism Management Institute (TMI) – the professional organisation for people studying and working in tourism destination management - is delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 TMI Student Awards.

Our joint winners of the 2021 David Hughes Memorial Award (for undergraduates) are as follows: 

  • Lewis Rodger of Glasgow Caledonian University &
  • Sophie Elliott of Sheffield Hallam University

Lewis, who has just graduated with a BA (Hons) in International Events Management, succe…

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Thank you to Jude Leitch

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TMI would like to thank Jude very much for all her work on behalf of the TMI and its members, particularly as former TMI Chair. 

Jude was Director of Tourism at Northumberland Tourism, and also chaired the National Rural Tourism Group, lobbying government for changes to benefit tourism businesses and support to help rural tourism areas compete.

In 2018 Northumberland was crowned ‘Best County/Destination’ in the British Tourism Awards, establishing the county as Britain’s favourite ‘stayca…

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Accessibility within tourism

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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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Tourism and hospitality recruitment crisis

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In mid-May, with an exhale of bated breath, coupled to a greater air of confidence, the industry embraced Step 3 of the Governments Road Map and looked positively ahead to the ‘once in a sector’ staycation opportunity that lay ahead of us. Although mindful that challenges and restrictions remained, there was a sense of normality, and routine returned to businesses.

At that stage, no one foresaw the extent of the problem and the perfect storm that was brewing relating to recruitment …

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