Welcome

Please note: The Tourism Society office will be closed from lunchtime on December 24th, reopening on Friday January 2nd.

The Tourism Society is the professional membership body for people working in all sectors of the visitor economy.

The Society was founded in 1977 with the aim of driving up standards of professionalism in a fast-growing global industry which can have major social, economic and environmental impacts on communities and nations. Its members number over 1100 and represent tour operators, hotel chains, PR, marketing and representation companies, tourist attractions, national, regional and local tourist boards, restaurants, trade media, charities, consultants, academics, students and educational establishments, among others.

Whether you work in the public, private or voluntary sector, are well-established in your career path or are just starting out on a travel or tourism course at college or university, the Tourism Society offers unrivalled opportunities to develop your business contacts and tap into a wealth of experience and expertise. Our two Professional Sections also offer particular benefits to destination managers (The Tourism Management Institute) and consultants (Tourism Consultants Network).

What the Society can offer you:

  • regular meetings throughout the UK
  • a quarterly journal ('Tourism')
  • access to an extensive database of industry colleagues
  • signposts to better business opportunities
  • education and careers support

Share your commitment to tourism with like-minded people, and join The Tourism Society.