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Guardians of Grub - Reducing Food Waste Toolkit

A toolkit has just been launched aimed at helping tourism and hospitality businesses fight food waste. The hospitality and food sector throw away one million tonnes of food waste annually, 75% of which could have been eaten. Under the auspices of WRAP (Waste Resources and Action Programme), a group of people from across the industry are working to fight food waste. You can download their campaign toolkit and resource pack, and we encourage you to spread the word among your tourism and hospitality businesses – it doesn’t just make planetary sense, it makes economic sense as well

Date: 18th June 2019

50 years of promoting tourism

Fifty years on from the Development of Tourism Act 1969, the VisitBritain web site has an overview of the way tourism and tourism promotion have grown since that Act paved the way for the British Tourist Authority and the English Tourist Board, now known as VisitBritain/VisitEngland. For those who have been in this industry a while, it’s a bit of a wander down memory lane, albeit that it focuses mainly on in bound rather than domestic tourism development and promotion. For younger/more recent members, it’s a way to gain a bit of insight into how the national agency has developed.

Date: 18th June 2019

Latest Research on Football Tourism

The latest Foresight Report from VisitBritain and Arkenford looks at the impact and role of football and tourism, whether English football can be sued as a tool to attract international tourism, the best ways to connect with that audience and whether there is anyhow cross-over from existing international activity. The research was carried out among their Buzzseeker segment of international travellers with some interest in football, so is not widely applicable, but should be of interest to destinations with high profile teams.

Date: 18th June 2019

TMI 2020 Events: Call for Proposals

Is your destination the next must go to place for a TMI event? Do you have a great story to tell and experiences to share? Hot on the heels of perhaps the most successful Hot Topic event in recent years and with the 2019 Annual Convention now open for booking, the TMI Exec are now looking for proposals for hosting TMI Events in 2020: a one day Hot Topic in the spring and the Annual Convention in October/November. Download our full call for proposals here. Deadline for submission is close of business Friday 23 August.

Date: 18th June 2019

7th International Adventure Conference Practitioner Day, 18 June

The Adventure Tourism Research Association in partnership with Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre, the University of the West of Scotland and VisitScotland, are organising the 7th International Adventure Tourism conference in Dumfries and Galloway, from 17-25 June. For the first time this year, the programme includes a practitioner day on Tuesday 18 June with keynote speakers Bruce Poon Tip, founder of global adventure company G Adventures, and Ben Morrison, founder of The FlipFlopi project. TMI members will benefit from a special discounted rate of £65 plus VAT. To book your place, visit: https://www.iac2019.co.uk/ and use discount code PRACTDISC10

Date: 28th May 2019

David Hughes Memorial Award Winners

Part of the prize for the winners of TMI’s David Hughes Memorial Award is a complimentary delegate place at the Hot Topic. One of this year’s joint winners, Daymer Skye Eshelby from the University of Derby at Buxton, is pictured here receiving her certificate from TMI President, Jude Leitch at last week’s event. The other joint winner, Cassie Stewart from the University of Plymouth, was unable to attend the Hot Topic due to previous commitments.

Date: 28th May 2019