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International Adventure Tourism Conference, Laggan, Dumfriesshire 18 June

Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures, the global adventure travel company which champions sustainability and responsible tourism is to address the practitioner day of the 7th International Adventure Tourism Conference, led by the Adventure Tourism Research Association. The conference organisers aim to bring together leading academics, industry practitioners and educators in the fabulous setting of Lagan Outdoor Activity Centre, overlooking the Solway coast, to learn about and debate burning issues in nature-based and adventure tourism, outdoor recreation and outdoor learning. TMI is a partner in the conference’s practitioner day, a new addition to the programme which was sparked by one of the conference organisers attending the Hot Topic last year. The conference runs from 17- 23 June, with the practitioner day taking place on Tuesday 18 June. TMI members can book the practitioner day at a discounted rate of £65 plus VAT. For more information, download the conference flyer or visit the web site

Date: 2nd April 2019

FREE Access to papers on sustainability in tourism

The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management has just published a virtual special issue on tourism and sustainability. The articles discuss tourism sustainability from both a supply and a demand perspective, and papers can be downloaded for free over the next three months, i.e. until end of June.

Date: 26th March 2019

Tourism For All Launch new Travel Planner

Tourism for All, the national charity which is the voice of accessible tourism and travel in the UK, has launched its Travel Planner, a new consumer search and booking website for disabled travellers, their families and friends. Tourism for All Travel Planner will bring together hundreds of hotels, attractions, activities and restaurants across the UK, as well as special offers and a travel planning service, to make travel easier for this rapidly growing market. The new planner is a joint venture with TMI sponsors New Mind | tellUs and marketing and account management agency Ignyte.

Date: 26th March 2019


Congratulations to Cassie Stewart at the University of Plymouth and Daymer Skye Eshelby, University of Derby, who are joint winners of this year’s David Hughes Memorial Award for student placement reports, and receive complimentary tickets to one of TMI’s annual events. The CPD Group and TMI Executive felt whilst Cassie’s and Daymer’s submissions presented somewhat different perspectives, they were equally deserving of the Award.

Date: 26th March 2019

TMI Hot Topic, 23 May 2019, University of Westminster

Just in case you missed the email last week, booking is now open for this year’s TMI Hot Topic taking place at the University of Westminster Regent Street building on Thursday 23 May. We’re starting and finishing later than usual, running from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, to allow you to take advantage of better train fares. Early Bird rates for TMI members start at £115 plus VAT, and you can add up to 2 non member guests on your booking for the same TMI Member rate. Our focus this year is very much on enhancing your destination through events and experiences, with case studies to give you ideas to take back to your destination, as well as our usual, highly rated networking opportunities for delegates to share experiences and learn from each other. For more details of programme and speakers, visit the TMI web site.

Date: 26th March 2019

English Tourism Week Conference - Last Chance to Book

Today is the last chance to bag one of the few remaining places at the English Tourism Week Conference, taking place on 1 April, as bookings close tomorrow, Wed 27 March. Outline programme here and to book, go to the booking page

Date: 26th March 2019