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Membership Categories

Fellows: 

Fellowship is awarded once a year by the Executive to members who have made a significant contribution to the sector and to the Institute.  The Executive normally invite full members to apply for upgrade or to nominate another member to be upgraded.  Fellows may use the designation FTMI.

Member:

Full membership is open to you if you work in an organisation with destination management responsibilities and you have either a tourism qualification at undergraduate degree level or equivalent plus three years’ appropriate experience OR 5 years' appropriate experience.  Full members may use the designation MTMI and are expected to observe our Professional Code of Conduct.

Associate Member:

Associate membership is open to you if you work in an organisation with destination management responsibilities OR you have a degree level tourism qualification.  Associate members may use the designation ATMI and are expected to observe our Professional Code of Conduct.

Affiliate:

If you are interested in destination management but don't qualify for Associate or Full Member, Affiliate membership enables you to stay in touch with developments and attend TMI events at member rates.

Student:

Student membership is open to all students on tourism courses and a discount is available to students taking a TMI Recognised course

Retired:

Retired membership is open to Fellows, Full and Associate members on full retirement.

Membership is open to those working in national tourist boards, regional tourism boards, local authorities, destination management organisations, destination marketing organisations, destination conference bureau, area tourism partnerships, national park authorities, AONB partnerships, higher education tourism departments, or similar.

Appropriate work areas include tourism research and strategy, tourism marketing, tourism IT and web management, tourist information collection and dissemination, visitor services management, town centre management, tourism training and quality standards management.

Ready to apply? You can either apply online or download, complete and return our application form 

If you have any queries as to which category of membership is right for you, please contact TMI Hon. Secretary, Dr. Cathy Guthrie FTMI