Membership benefits

“I’d been longing for a weekend in Paris for years and so I finally got my act together to sample just one of the great benefits the Society offers to its members.
With SuperBreak, we travelled by Eurostar, stayed in a very pleasant hotel and were given a complimentary River Cruise! All we needed was a better sense of direction to find our way back to the hotel at the end of the evening! But what could be better than wandering ‘lost’ through the lamp lit streets of Paris...
A thoroughly refreshing break - and within my budget, too!”
Barbara Stott MTS – Membership

"I was able to take advantage of the airport lounge pass offer and it was a real treat!" J Fallon MTS


The Tourism Society provides a range of services for its members. The list below provides brief details on each. For more information please contact the Secretariat.
If you are already a member and want to take advantage of the benefits, just log in to the website, go to the red MY ACCOUNT button and click on BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS in the drop-down menu. You’ll find all the links and discount codes there.

Membership Directory

The Tourism Society publishes annually this list of all current members and their contact details. A free copy is distributed to all members and is a very useful networking tool (not available to non-members).


All members receive the Society's quarterly journal 'Tourism' free of charge. Contributions from members are gratefully received, although publication cannot be guaranteed. Each journal contains: expert commentary on current issues, special features on general topics, regular features on UK inbound, outbound and domestic tourism, membership and sub-group news and reports of Society meetings. An online archive of the journal is also available to members.

Training Meetings

The Board invites members to submit proposals for meetings. The Society holds around 20-30 meetings per year throughout the UK. Leaders in the world of tourism, hospitality and leisure are invited to speak on a variety of topics and meet members. Meetings that are held jointly with other organisations improve contacts between related sectors of the industry. Guests are welcome at all meetings.

When you need help

The Society recognises that business difficulties or even redundancy can arise during your career. At such times, The Tourism Society will assist as far as possible, particularly with networking and advice. Subscription payments due during these times can be discussed by contacting the Secretariat.

Professional Section

If you have appropriate experience and work in a relevant sector you may also join the Tourism Consultants Network (TCN). Click for further details.

Tax Relief

Subscriptions to the Society and TCN are eligible for tax relief. To take advantage, notify the Inland Revenue of your membership.

Discounts for Tourism Society Members*

Les Alpes d'Azur apartments - 10% discount
5-star Cottage in Cornwall - 10% discount
Cossington Park House & Gardens, Somerset - 15% discount

Business services
Linder Myers Solicitors - free initial advice and special rates for members

Courses & Meetings
Digital Tourism Think Tank - 30% off selected events
Sophie Bujold - 15% off Quick Start Workshops

Health - new!
HMCA - save money on your current medical plan/s through this excellent HMCA offer

Superbreak and Goldenrail Holidays - 10% off
Sunvil - 10% off
Hoseasons - 10% off
Lounge Pass - 10% off over 250 airport lounges worldwide
Holiday Extras - e.g. up to 60% off parking

PR & Marketing
Travmedia - 15% discount
Dunira Strategy - 20% discount
Representation Plus - 15% off all PR or marketing campaigns
Ginger Juice – 34% discount on social media health-checks

Bradt - 25% off all titles
Elsevier - 10% off all books
Goodfellow Publishers - 20% off all books and special offers to Tourism Society student Block Members

Research & Statistics
Mintel - 10% off Holiday Centre 2013 Report
Key Note Market Intelligence Reports - 20% off
Consumer data research - 20% off

travelGBI - 50% off
Travel Weekly - 35% off
Caterer and Hotelkeeper - 35% off
Travel Trade Gazette - 20% off
International Journal of Tourism Research - 20% off
Journal of Tourism Research & Hospitality

Auto Europe car rental Low cost rentals with most major car hire companies
Parking, reductions on Airport Lounges with BCP - 10% discount

PLUS occasional Special offers

* There may be terms and conditions attached to these offers.

If your product or service would appeal to the Society's members please contact Gregory Yeoman on 0203 696 8330 or to discuss making an offer.