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Thank you to Jude Leitch, former TMI Chair

TMI would like to thank Jude very much for all her work on behalf of the TMI and its members. Jude was Director of Tourism at Northumberland Tourism, and also chaired the National Rural Tourism Group, lobbying government for changes to benefit tourism businesses and support to help rural tourism areas compete. In 2018 Northumberland was crowned ‘Best County/Destination’ in the British Tourism Awards, establishing the county as Britain’s favourite ‘staycation’ choice. Jude got involved with TMI in 2010 and joined the board  in 2015.

Date: 8th July 2021


Nominations Required for New TMI Director: Head of Membership

TMI is opening nominations for a new Board Member, for the role of Head of Membership.  All applicants or nominees must be TMI members.  Head of Membership will support the Board and TMI Officers in reviewing existing member benefits and continuing to support our members.  To nominate someone, or put yourself forward, please contact secretary@tmi.org.uk for further information and nomination forms.  Deadline 30 July 2021.

Date: 8th July 2021


TMI Event  The Perfect Storm

Thursday 29 July 2021   1100 to 1200 Tourism and Hospitality Recruitment Crisis Our next TMI zoom session will explore the current recruitment challenges facing tourism and give members a chance to share impacts, best practice and longer terms views on what needs to change. We are delighted to be joined by Chief Executive of Springboard UK, Chris Gamm for this session.

Date: 6th July 2021


Graduate Destinations – Tips & Strategies for Success for Tourism Students

Tuesday 22 June 2021   1200 to 1300 Our next TMI Event for students  We have two super guest speakers who will talk us through how they have steered their own successful career paths in tourism and they will share their highly practical hints and tips.

Date: 10th June 2021


Last Call to Students for Entries for TMI 2020/21 Awards: Deadline 30 June 2021

To all our University Partners We are delighted to invite you to encourage your students on TMI recognised courses – both undergraduate and postgraduate - to apply for our 2020/21 TMI awards: Our TMI David Hughes Memorial Award:         open to undergraduates, based on a placement (physical or virtual) or project Our TMI Simon Curtis Postgraduate Prize:     based on the postgraduate students’ final substantive project or research Full details of each award including the application form are attached and the deadline is 5 pm on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Date: 10th June 2021


TMI Hot Topic The Road Ahead 10th and 11th May 21

It is hard to believe we are just a week away from the annual Hot Topic Event - and there is still plenty of time to book.  As we head out of lockdown we know how busy you are, but take a few hours out of your day to join for this really relevant event - The Road Ahead. We are also delighted to announce today that our Wine Time speaker on Monday night will be the enigmatic Mark Cribb, who has recently launched a compelling Podcast series called "Humans of Hospitality" - so as precursor to the main event, join us with a cup of tea, or something a little stronger, to meet up with your TMI colleagues from 6pm on  Monday evening. 

Date: 4th May 2021