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TMI Hot Topic The Road Ahead 10th and 11th May 21

It is hard to believe we are just a week away from the annual Hot Topic Event - and there is still plenty of time to book.  As we head out of lockdown we know how busy you are, but take a few hours out of your day to join for this really relevant event - The Road Ahead. We are also delighted to announce today that our Wine Time speaker on Monday night will be the enigmatic Mark Cribb, who has recently launched a compelling Podcast series called "Humans of Hospitality" - so as precursor to the main event, join us with a cup of tea, or something a little stronger, to meet up with your TMI colleagues from 6pm on  Monday evening. 

Date: 4th May 2021


Department for Culture, Media and Sport consultation and Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) in England

The Tourism Management Institute team would like to thank all our members for taking time to complete the recent survey on the national consultation of the structure and funding of DMOs led by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. We would also like to thank everyone who participated in our zoom sessions on the subject and our task group in particular thanks to Board Directors Andrew Bateman, Tom Pridmore and Robin Barker and TMI Members Adam Bates and Lorna Easton from Blue Sail and Tom Buncle from yellow Railroad who have all helped us to construct our response.

Date: 27th April 2021


Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award - South West Tourism Awards

On 22nd April South West Tourism Awards announced an Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award, sponsored by Bristol Airport.  The recipients were: The Great South West Tourism Partnership Group (Spokespeople Amanda Lumley MTMI (TMI President) and Destination Plymouth, Alistair Handyside - South West Tourism Alliance) The Great South West Tourism Partnership is made up of organisations from a range of backgrounds including commercial, not for profit business, local authorities and business improvement districts. The group works together to build a stronger, more productive and valuable tourism and hospitality network for the South West Region.  

Date: 26th April 2021


2021 Digital Predictions with Simpleview

TMI Zoom 11am Thursday 29 April 2021 2021 Digital Predictions  Round table discussion sponsored by Simpleview. Join us to discover the latest digital predictions, likely to affect destination management and marketing in 2021 and beyond.

Date: 19th April 2021


TMI Hot Topic The Road Ahead

At this time of incredible flux in the tourism, this year’s HOT TOPIC on May 10 and 11 will address the key issues of the moment. Our Wine Time event at 6pm on Monday 10 May will welcome a Guest speaker who will give a lively and “off the record” chat, with a chance to see old friends, even if you can’t meet them personally. On Tuesday 11th, our themes will be of the moment.  We have called our Hot Topic “The Road Ahead” as it is too soon to call it the Road to Recovery! 

Date: 7th April 2021


TMI Survey on DCMS Review of DMOs

TMI hosted an online event today with Kurt Janson of the Tourism Alliance to discuss the review of DMO’s which is currently being consulted upon by DCMS.  Amanda Lumley, President of TMI welcomed Kurt along with members of the TMI Board and approximately 50 other attendees from across the country.

Date: 25th March 2021