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TMI AGM 2020: Farwell to Hon Secretary Cathy Guthrie and Welcome to our New Executive Members

Following the TMI AGM on 10th September we are pleased to welcome some new faces but first have to say a very fond farewell to Cathy Guthrie, who has been our Hon Secretary for 23 years.  Cathy has been the backbone of the organisation for a long time and everyone will miss her.  We would like to thank her for all her years of hard work and her commitment to the TMI.  We are very pleased that she will maintain her lifelong membership and wish her well in all she does in the future.

Date: 14th September 2020

HM Treasury’s consultation on Business Rates Reform

HM Treasury is consulting on Business Rates Reform which is a significant problem for large components of the tourism industry. UKHospitality has calculated that businesses such as hotels, pubs, restaurants and visitor attractions pay £2.7bn in business rates, which represents 9% of the total business rates paid in the UK, even though the these business represent just 4% of UK business turnover.

Date: 11th September 2020


TMI Virtual Annual Convention on 5th and 6th October 2020 This year's Annual Convention will take place online and our theme is Rethink, Reset, Rebound.  It will be on 5 and 6 October and as always the Convention will cover a wide range of themes of relevance to destination management with specialist speakers and a networking evening. Early bird rates are available up to 5th September, along with special group rates for DMOs and universities.

Date: 13th August 2020

TMI Zoom Thursday 3 September Guest speaker tbc

Our next TMI Zoom discussion will be on Thursday 3rd September. We will post more details about our guest speaker soon. You can book your place here to make sure you don't miss out.

Date: 13th August 2020

Hospitality Insurance Group Action FREE Advice Clinic

Hospitality Insurance Group Action (HIGA) is to offer an Advice Clinic for hotels, restaurants, cafés, bars, and other businesses within the hospitality sector who may be unsure about the right way to proceed with their Covid19 business interruption insurance claims. Many have been told that they are not covered by insurance for business interruption losses relating to the Covid19 government advice and instructions to close their businesses.

Date: 13th August 2020

New DMO proposed for Bristol and Bath

The Boards of Destination Bristol and Visit Bath have proposed the formation of a new destination management organisation (DMO) that can provide a full range of services to tourism and leisure businesses across the two areas. The local consumer brands Visit Bath and Visit Bristol would continue to be actively maintained, along with the programmes and services that underpin them. Support will include both travel trade and consumer marketing, a convention bureau, business support and development.

Date: 27th July 2020