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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

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

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