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Budget 2021 - Key Points for Tourism

There is some good news for tourism businesses in the Budget today, including the retention of the 5% VAT and extension of furlough and business rates holiday.  The Chancellor also announced Restart Grants: Hospitality and Leisure businesses will get grants of up to £18,000. Read more here for a summary of all key points.

Date: 3rd March 2021


DCMS Review of DMOs

The Tourism Management Institute has welcomed the announcement that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has commissioned a review of DMO’s led by Chairman of Visit England, Nick De Bois.  TMI is recognised as the voice of Destination Management in the UK, and has for decades acted to support the development of sustainable destinations and the professionalism of those who work in the sector. We have always believed in the importance of destination management, rather than merely destination marketing, and with the help of our 300+ members are passionate about finding a new solution for UK destinations that makes use of the expertise of those members.

Date: 2nd March 2021


Roadmap - Statement from Prime Minister

The main points from the Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament on the Roadmap: There will be no Tier system - England will be treated as a single area. There will be four steps There will be at least 5 weeks between each step Step one – from 8 March All schools to open Stay at home order remains in place People can meet one other person outside for recreation   From 29 March People will be able to meet outside including in private gardens, subject to the rule of six, or provided no more than two households are meeting. People will no longer be legally required to stay at home but should work from home if they can and try not to travel. Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis or basketball courts and open air swimming pools can reopen and formally organised sports can restart.

Date: 22nd February 2021


Consultancy Contract for the provision of event organisation and related services for TMI

TMI is asking for proposals to manage our two annual events. Proposals need to be returned to andywoodwardacp@gmail.com by 5pm GMT Thursday 25 February 2021 and a candidate will be announced by 05 March 2021. An informal discussion can be arranged with TMI Events Director, Andy Woodward, and be requested at andywoodwardacp@gmail.com.  Answers to specific formal questions will be shared among all candidates.

Date: 9th February 2021


TMI Discussion 11am 25th February 2021 with guest speaker Steve Reed

Our next zoom event is on Thursday 25th February at 11am. Our guest speaker will be Steve Reed from Steve Reed Tourism Ltd. After a difficult time for group travel, it will be good to look forward and hear Steve outline his ‘Group and Coach Travel Update and Opportunities’. 

Date: 9th February 2021


Introducing Amanda Lumley, TMI President

We would like to introduce you to our TMI Executive and tell you a little bit more about each of them.   We will be including some information about each of them in our regular TMI newsletter which has just been updated.  If you would like to receive it you can find out more about membership here. Joining TMI means you are joining a network of destination management professionals and gaining access to a wide range of experience and expertise in the sector. 

Date: 28th January 2021