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TMI Hot Topic Early Bird Rates Close 30 April

The programme for this year's Hot Topic in London on 23 May includes latest trends in events and experiences, presentations and case studies where destinations are or have been enhancing their appeal through creating events and updates on how digital technology can add to the visitor experience across the customer journey, from better understanding their needs to sharing their experiences after the event, big or small, urban or rural. Early Bird rates are available until Monday; for more information on speakers and programme and to book, visit the web site.

Date: 23rd April 2019


Top Accolade awarded to TMI Fellows Robin Barker and Nell Barrington

Hearty congratulations to Robin Barker FTMI and Nell Barrington FTMI as their company, Services for Tourism, has achieved a notable first: receiving a Gold Award from the Awards Trust Mark scheme as organisers of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. They are the first awards scheme of any kind in the South West and the first tourism scheme in the country to win the accolade. Jude Leitch MTMI said “As President of TMI, I was delighted to hear this news. It's great to see the value the Award Scheme judges place on feedback and its contribution to continuous improvement - only what we should expect from Fellows of TMI, which is committed to supporting professional development for tourism"

Date: 18th April 2019


Notre Dame

After so many shocking images yesterday evening and overnight, here's one more memory to add to the many of this quintessentially Parisian building.

Date: 16th April 2019


Tees Valley Tourism Manager (Maternity Cover) £42,683 - £44,632

Tees Valley is home to much of Britain’s greatest heritage and culture with significant landscapes and nature and Tees Valley Tourism are looking for a Tourism Manager (Maternity Cover) to take over responsibility for creating the strategy, implementation and delivery of their creative marketing, communications and PR strategy, tourism business engagement and development to inspire and attract potential visitors to Tees Valley and create a step-change in the visitor economy. More details on the web site or download the Job Description and Person Specification. Closing date: 6 May 2019

Date: 16th April 2019


TMI Hot Topic: Two Weeks Left to Catch Early Bird Rates

Looking for a treat before Easter? Why not book your delegate place at this year’s Hot Topic while discounts are still available and save £25 on full price? TMI members book for £115plus VAT and can add up to two non member guests to their booking at the same rate. The Hot Topic takes place at the University of Westminster, Regent Street Building, on 23 May. Early Bird rates close on 30 April.

Date: 16th April 2019


How User Generated Content (UGC) Has Transformed Travel

TMI sponsors New Mind|tellUs share their newest partner Stackla’s latest insights into the growing influence of User Generated Content (UGC). Stackla’s 2017 survey revealed that UGC influenced an average of 42% of consumers’ travel planning, whilst their 2019 follow up survey of consumers and B2C marketers in 2019 showed that had risen to 60%. Meanwhile, it appears that celebrities, influencers and travel brands are having less and less influence. Stackla’s Andy Mallinson will be giving more insights in his presentation at the Hot Topic next month

Date: 16th April 2019