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Three quick practitioner updates in one go:

It is just a week to go to the TMI Annual Convention; the event for those working in destination management and there is still time to book. This year it is taking place in Bournemouth on 11th and 12th October.  Delegates can chose from tickets for either or both days, full details and booking can be found at but to summarise:

11th October at Bournemouth University

  • From noon until 3.30pm – Summit for destination managers and higher education professionals and students.  Speakers on sustainable tourism, destination management – but not as we know it – and learning from the creative industries, as well as group discussions on student/practitioner working.  This session is free for all but delegates must book to secure their places via the website.
  • From 4.30pm until 6pm – walking study tours on Heritage and Popular Culture and Dorset Food and Culture led by industry experts – starting and finishing at the Hilton Bournemouth.
  • From 6.45pm networking supper and entertainment by the Blue Tides at the Key West restaurant on Bournemouth Pier.

12th October at the Hilton Bournemouth

From 9.30am to 4.45pm – do you want to find out about:

  • The latest in digital and tourism trends; research into opportunities for coastal destinations and the tourism landscape post Brexit?
  • Case studies on working with OTAs from a destination management point of view as well as from Expedia, creating a legacy with the Mayflower 400 initiative, working to create rail and tourism partnerships, The Wight Bid, accessibility and the Discover England Fund South West Coast Path’s project
  • Data protection from a legal perspective as well as using data to improve market effectiveness
  • Proven revenue generating opportunities for destinations
  • and more …

Rates start from £50 for students, £117.50 for TMI members, £137.50 for affiliates such as ACTM, HTF, BAFA, BD and TS and £157.50 for non members.

For more on speakers, the programme and to book visit

If you have any questions or do not want to receive any more information about TMI events please let me know.  Thank you and I hope to see you in Bournemouth.

Best wishes

Nell Barrington MTMI





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