TMI to be included in University Key Information Set Data

Friday January 25, 2013

The Higher Education Statistics Agency has accepted the Tourism Management Institute on their new list of list of accrediting Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRB’s). The list will be published in March and be used by Universities to complete their Key Information Set (KIS) returns from September this year.

TMI joins the Institute of Hospitality and the Institute of Travel & Tourism on the list and ensures that the destination management sector is represented as well as the travel and hospitality sectors.

Universities display their KIS data as a link on their web sites to enable prospective students to compare courses using the same criteria (graduate outcomes, assessment styles, learning and teaching styles, accommodation and, of course, professional accreditation).  From September, students will be able to see easily which undergraduate tourism courses have TMI recognition, and are therefore not only academically rigorous, but also meet criteria laid down by practitioners for providing the knowledge, understanding and practical experience graduates need to pursue a career in tourism destination management.

Current benefits of recognition include:

For the University:

  • Use of the Tourism Society and TMI logos on marketing material relating to the course
  • An entry on the Tourism Society and TMI CPD Resources web pages
  • Reassurance for your students and potential students that the qualification they gain at the end of their studies is accepted by the professional body for destination management

 For students:

  • Access to the TMI’s professional network and resources through discounted membership
  • Immediate eligibility for Associate membership of TMI on successful completion of their studies
  • Opportunities for networking at the TMI’s regional and national events focusing on up to date developments and issues relevant to tourism destination management
  • Opportunity to compete for the David Hughes Memorial Award

Dr. Phil Long MTS FTMI, TMI’s Head of CPD, said: “This is excellent news.  Being accepted onto the list of accrediting Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies will raise TMI’s profile amongst universities across the UK, and should encourage more programme leaders to apply for recognition as a means to demonstrate the value of their tourism courses, and to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive undergraduate marketplace.”