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House of Lords Report on Seaside Towns

The House of Lords Select Committee on Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities has just published its report on the inquiry it held last year on the Future of Seaside Communities. This report is very comprehensive and contains a large number of recommendations that are tourism related. Interestingly, while the Committee are very supportive of Tourism Action Zones, they are also state that the Govt should introduce Enterprise Zones which have similar attributes.

Date: 9th April 2019

Donations in memory of Simon Curtis to help restore Calverley Old Hall

£1,650 donated to Landmark Trust in memory of Simon Curtis is to go towards restoration of Calverley Old Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire. Simon’s widow, Lesley, would like to thank TMI colleagues who have contributed, and tells us a panel in Simon’s memory will be erected at the property in due course.

Date: 9th April 2019

Hot Topic 2019 Speaker Focus: Will Glendinning

Hot Topic Keynote Speaker, Will Glendinning ,Executive Producer, Director, Designer and Consultant, bestselling author and occasional adventurer, will share his insights into how live events are conceived, procured and produced to create the greatest value and impact. Find out more and reserve your Hot Topic place here. Early Bird rates available until 30 April. The event takes place on 23 May at the University of Westminster Regent Street buildings

Date: 9th April 2019

New Report: Pitching the Value

The UK Camping and Caravanning Alliance (UKCCA) have just published ‘Pitching the Value’, focussing on the economic impact of the sector. The report shows that holiday parks and campsites around the UK generate £9.3 billion in visitor expenditure and support 171,448 full-time employees.

Date: 2nd April 2019

Hot Topic - Book Launch and Networking

Our Hot Topic hosts, the University of Westminster, invite delegates to a drinks reception and launch of a new book on the evening of Wednesday 22 May.  “Destination London: The Expansion of the Visitor Economy” is edited by Dr. Andrew Smith and Professor Anne Graham of the University's Centre for Tourism Research. After the reception, join us for informal networking in the The Jackalope in Marylebone. To book your places on this reception and the Hot Topic conference, visit the web site

Date: 2nd April 2019

TMI Membership & Communications Contractor

TMI are seeking a contractor to provide communication and membership services support for the period to 31 March 2021. Requiring an average of three days per month, the role will support the TMI Executive Board to provide services to the organisation’s membership. The contractor will provide the services from a location of their choice but may be required to attend occasional meetings across the UK. Contractors wishing to apply for this role should write outlining their suitability to deliver the services listed in the role Services Specification and attaching an up to date C.V. Applications should be e-mailed to president@tmi.org.uk to arrive before 12 noon on the 30 April 2019.

Date: 2nd April 2019