TMI Awards

The David Hughes Award

Students on TMI Recognised Courses are eligible to enter their placement report for the David Hughes Memorial Award.  Launched in 2012 in memory of former TMI President David Hughes,  the Award is presented to the student on a TMI Recognised Course who submits a report on their placement which demonstrates what they have learned, how they have been able to apply the knowledge gained through their coursework to the workplace, and the impact this has had on their personal as well as professional development.

Course leaders can submit up to three students’ placement reports by the 30 June 2021 deadline.  The submissions are assessed by the TMI Professional Development Group who pass their recommendation to the Executive for final approval.

The Award is a substantial opportunity for the winning student to network with destination management professionals, showcase themselves and kick start their career. The prize includes:

  • One year’s FREE Associate membership of TMI, the voice of destination management;
  • The opportunity to engage in a one to one professional mentor meeting, with a senior TMI member and/or experienced destination practitioner;
  • A complimentary delegate place at the TMI Annual Convention - where they will hear the latest developments in destination management and be able to network with leading professionals in the sector;
  • If relevant, a small bursary will be available to cover reasonable UK travel costs to attend the event
  • Opportunity to write a blog piece about their placement for publication on the TMI website and associated platforms;
  • A certificate recognising their CPD engagement with regards to destination management;
  • Be the subject of a TMI Press Release to showcase their achievement and that of the University’s recognised course.

Want to know more? Please contact Joyce Cawthorpe

Simon Curtis Postgraduate Prize

TMI is the professional organisation for all involved in tourism destination management, from students at the start of their career through to senior destination managers at local, regional and national level.  We believe that a postgraduate degree can be a valuable staging post in a destination professional’s career; an opportunity to further understanding of the underlying theories and principles and to research a particular area of interest in more depth . 

That's why we offer students on TMI Recognised Masters Level courses the opportunity to compete for the Simon Curtis Postgraduate Prize.  In addition to submitting the abstract from your Master level dissertation/research project, you will be asked a number of questions about your dissertation/research project, its contribution, potential application and the impact that researching and writing up has had or will have on your professional development.

The prize includes:

  • One year’s FREE Associate membership of TMI, the voice of destination management
  • The opportunity to engage in a one to one professional mentor meeting, with a senior TMI member and/or experienced destination practitioner;
  • A complimentary delegate place at the TMI Annual Convention - where they will hear the latest developments in destination management and be able to network with leading professionals in the sector;
  • If relevant, a small bursary will be available to cover reasonable UK travel costs to attend the event
  • Opportunity to write a blog piece about their placement for publication on the TMI website and associated platforms;
  • A certificate recognising their CPD engagement with regards to destination management;
  • Be the subject of a TMI Press Release to showcase their achievement and that of the University’s recognised course.

Want to know more? Please contact Joyce Cawthorpe