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TMI Annual Convention Feedback

Feedback is in from delegates who attended this year’s Annual Convention in Chester and once again, results are overwhelmingly positive. 96% of respondents rated the Convention overall as Excellent or Very Good, while all respondents felt that it met their expectations, voted it good value for money, that they would use the learnings gained and would attend similar events again.

Date: 14th November 2019


Kurt Janson Awarded TMI’s Industry Fellowship

TMI President Jude Leitch MTMI is pictured handing Kurt Janson, Chief Executive of the Tourism Alliance, his certificate as TMI’s first ever TMI Industry Fellow at the TMI Annual General Meeting last month in Chester. The TMI Executive had decided to institute the Industry Fellow as an honorary fellowship to recognise individuals outside the membership who have made a significant contribution to the wider industry and had agreed that Kurt’s unceasing work to ensure that the Tourism Alliance is a voice for the whole of the tourism industry made him an obvious choice for the first ever TMI Industry Fellow. Our warmest congratulations!

Date: 14th November 2019


Funding of up to £2,500 for tourism sector women available

Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s tourism sector.  

Date: 14th November 2019


Bournmouth University Industrial Placements 2020/21

Bournmouth are looking for industrial placements for students, for a minimum of 30 weeks between July 2020 and September 2021.

Date: 14th November 2019


83% of consumers call for regulation of ALL short-term accommodation lets finds Quality in Tourisms white paper

Quality in Tourism, performance assessors for tourism and hospitality businesses in the UK, reports on the recent rise in homestay rentals and the significant safety risk that a lack of regulation poses to consumers in its new white paper

Date: 31st October 2019


Overseas travel and tourism: July 2019 provisional results - ONS

The ONS has released the IPS figures for July which start to give us a reasonable insight on how the summer season performed and the impact of Brexit on the UK’s 2019 tourism figures as a whole. The good news is that, from a macro point of view, total visitor numbers and spend for the first seven months of 2019 have been pretty much the same as last year – the 21.8m visitors is exactly the same as last year, while the expenditure of £13.1bn is up 1%.

Date: 31st October 2019