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VisitBritain/VisitEngland priorities for 2021-2022

Following the Chancellor's statement yesterday, we have received confirmation that VisitBritain/VisitEngland will have a rollover budget for next year plus an additional pot to focus on agreed priorities. This means that we have a core budget of £19.9 million for VisitBritain, £7.1 million for VisitEngland and a further £5 million as we work to support tourism’s recovery.

Date: 26th November 2020

Weekly COVID Surveillance Report Figures

We thought it was worth noting the following figures. Here is a link to PHE’s weekly National Influenza and COVID19 Surveillance Report with all the detailed information about covid cases. Of particular note are the statistics on where covid-related acute respiratory infection (ARI) incidents occurred.  Of 1411 new ARI incidents that were reported in week 46 in the UK, only 10 that had at least one linked case that tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, were from food/restaurant settings.

Date: 20th November 2020

New Director for TMI

The TMI is delighted to announce that we have appointed Dr Maeve Marmion as our new Director of CPD. Maeve is Head of Department for the Experience Economy at the University of Chester.  She teaches across International Tourism and Events Management and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Date: 19th November 2020

TMI Zoom Thursday 3rd December 2021 with Chris Sands of Totally Locally

The next TMI zoom is on Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 11am. We are delighted to have as guest speaker: Chris Sands who set up Totally Locally. Totally Locally started out as a small idea in Hebden Bridge in the North of England and has grown into a multi-award-winning worldwide movement.  It runs alongside Chris’ company, The Good Company Chris Sands is an award-winning brand & marketing expert who, after working with many arts, music and corporate clients over his career, has specialised in Place Branding for the last 10 years.ideas, working together and making a difference to their independent businesse

Date: 19th November 2020

Latest Update on Government COVID Restrictions and Support

New National Restrictions from 5 November The Government has set out information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.

Date: 3rd November 2020

Reimagining the tourism sector with a national tourism exchange

TMI Zoom Discussion Thursday 22nd October 11am - 12pm At the TMI Annual Convention James Berzins, Director of TXGB, asked delegates to reimagine the tourism sector, thinking about how a more open and connected market can help us Rethink, Reset and Recover. Recognising that many members will be aware of what a tourism exchange is, James will give a quick overview of how it works, talk about the benefits for destinations and local businesses, before answering questions and exploring the challenges we face.

Date: 13th October 2020