The Destination Management Organisation Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, launched by Visit Britain, is designed to help alleviate the serious financial pressures faced by eligible Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) in England, caused by the collapse in commercial income revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic when the hospitality and tourism industries shut down. Your completed application form, along with the required supporting evidence, should be submitted no later than Thursday 1 October 2020. Decisions will be made and applicants notified by the end of October 2020.
Date: 22nd September 2020
The Tourism Management Institute are looking a self-employed person to provide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) support services. This exciting opportunity is a contract, which will run for the period 1st November 2020 to 31st October 2021 at which point the contract will be reviewed, and it is anticipated it will be reviewed and potentially renewed annually thereafter.
Date: 21st September 2020
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 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
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