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TMI is the professional organisation for all involved in tourism destination management, from students at the start of their career through to senior destination managers at local, regional and national level.  We believe that a postgraduate degree can be a valuable staging post in a destination professional’s career; an opportunity to further understanding of the underlying theories and principles and to research a particular area of interest in more depth . 

That's why we offer students on TMI Recognised Masters Level courses the opportunity to compete for the Simon Curtis Postgraduate Prize.  In addition to submitting the abstract from your Master level dissertation/research project, you will be asked a number of questions about your dissertation/research project, its contribution, potential application and the impact that researching and writing up  has had or will have on your professional development.

The prize includes:

  • 1 year’s complimentary Associate membership of TMI, giving access to a network of 200 professionals in destination management and to the resources of the TMI web site including the vacancy service

  • A complimentary delegate place at either the TMI Hot Topic or TMI Annual Convention, must attend events for tourism destination professionals

  • The opportunity for a one to one session with a senior TMI member for career help/advice

  • The opportunity to write a TMI blog post about their dissertation subject

  • A certificate for the winning student

  • A certificate for their university department

The deadline for submissions is normally 31 January each year; however for 2020 the deadline has been extended to 14 February.  Entries should be submitted using this form and will be judged by the TMI Continuing Professional Development Group, with recommendations to the TMI Executive at its March meeting and the winner and his/her course leader contacted shortly thereafter.