Group & company memberships

“We are delighted to be able to take-up membership of the Tourism Society this year, increasing our involvement in an organisation which is a major contributor to debates about the future of our industry. The Society provides a good platform for our staff to learn more about the industry and to network with experienced professionals." Sandie Dawe FTS, Former Chief Executive, VisitBritain


The majority of our members join as individuals but we also have a number of companies in membership. The reasons they join vary and can centre on wanting to offer benefits to their staff or wishing to take advantage of advertising opportunities, or a combination of these and others. We have a few basic approaches which are outlined below – these can be the starting point of finding the most suitable arrangement for your company, and we will be as flexible as possible so that everyone is happy. Just email Gregory Yeoman on gregory@tourismsociety.org or call 0203 696 8330 to get the ball rolling.

Group Membership

The Tourism Society offers discounted group membership to organisations.

You receive a minimum of five memberships to assign to selected members of your staff, who each have an individual membership account set up with their own log in details. You can add any number of members up to a total of 10, all at the same discounted rate per person, but you must always pay for at least five places.

The first five members cost £440 - a saving of £110 over the standard individual membership rate.
Additional members cost £88 each - a saving of £22 or 20%
(Tourism Society Fellows (FTS) pay £110 - a saving of £25 - and the Group total would be adjusted accordingly.)

The group organisation receives a separate listing in the printed membership directory and each member is treated as an individual with benefits including:

  • Free subscription to the Society's regular journal 'Tourism'
  • Annual printed membership directory
  • Access to the website members-only pages
  • Discounted tickets to Society events
  • Access to members discounts including money off subscriptions to trade magazines, holidays, hotels, text books, currency exchange, marketing and many more!

NB - membership of the Tourism Consultants Network is not included in this Group Membership deal.

 

Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership is aimed at tourism businesses that want to raise their profile in the tourism field and take advantage of a straightforward way of providing memberships to a number of staff.

Each Corporate Member receives five individual memberships to assign to selected members of their staff, who will each have an individual membership account set up and be entitled to all the usual individual membership benefits.  Additional benefits include:

  • 1 complimentary ticket to the Society’s Annual Dinner
  • 5 complimentary meeting tickets (not including annual conference)
  • Free advertisement in the Society's membership directory and Journal
  • Link from the Society website to your company website
  • Exclusive event sponsorship opportunities
  • Separate listing in the Society's membership directory

Corporate Membership Package price: £1,000p.a.

 

Company Membership

Company Membership will appeal to businesses keen to link to a wide range of stakeholders. The Society can help provide a useful platform for this, for example with a dedicated event or session devoted to your company’s agenda. In addition, by including up to 20 complimentary memberships for staff, we recognise the importance of an employer’s being able to offer a fringe benefit connected to personal and professional development

Each of your selected members of staff will have an individual membership account set up and be entitled to all the usual individual membership benefits.  Additional benefits include:

  • a complimentary table for 10 at the Society’s Annual Dinner
  • 5 delegate places at the annual Symposium
  • a fast-track to Fellow membership for leading team members
  • guest speakers at events and key signature occasions e.g. the Conference/Dinner
  • profile on our website to promote your brand and key activities
  • other benefits can be tailored to suit.
Company Membership Package price: £3,000p.a, signed up for two years.

 

Corporate Partnership

Through this level of membership the Tourism Society can act as a conduit to thousands of potential customers for you and your product. Corporate Partnership can begin at any time during the year. If your product includes services that can be offered to every type of Tourism Society member and their respective companies, clients or the many educational institutions and corporate clients that we are involved with you should be able to maximise and see a return on this investment within the first year.

Each Corporate Partner receives a minimum of 6 individual memberships to assign to selected members of their staff, who will each have an individual membership account set up and be entitled to all the usual individual membership benefits. Additional benefits include:

Corporate Partnership of the Tourism Society secures the following:

  • Further memberships at 10% discount
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the Annual Dinner at House of Commons
  • 8 complimentary tickets to Society events throughout the year (excluding annual conference)
  • Two complimentary Symposium tickets
  • ¼ page advert in each issue of the Society’s quarterly journal or equivalent
  • Opportunities to contribute to the journal and other Society columns
  • ¼ page advert in the Society’s annual membership directory
  • Logo & link from the Society website’s front page
  • Opportunity to host members study tour/familiarisation visit
  • Nomination of an event topic and speakers (terms apply)
  • Opportunity of having a pop up stand and/or brochures at all appropriate events
  • Opportunity to speak at regional events
  • Consultation to discuss objectives & best strategy
  • Sponsorship of one key event during the year
  • Dedicated emails to Society membership

Furthermore:
Branding/logo on the Society’s promotional stand up banners, logo on our weekly e-newsletter, logo on headed paper, compliment slips, and in the Society’s conference brochure, journal, membership directory, email campaigns etc.

Corporate Partners will also be given the first opportunity to sponsor Society events or undertake strategic promotions and campaigns for members

This package is available for £4,000p.a.