PARTNERS

Academy of Social Sciences
The Academy is composed of Individual Academicians and Learned Societies. Academicians are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences in the United Kingdom are represented within the Academy. The Academy responds to Government and other consultations on behalf of the social science community, organises meetings about social science and seminars on topics that span social science disciplines, and sponsors a number of schemes that promote social science and enhance its value to society.

ABTA – The Travel Association

AIEST – Internation`al Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism

ATLAS – The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education
ATLAS – The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education was established in 1991 to develop transnational educational initiatives in tourism and leisure. Designated as a “European Thematic Network” for the tourism and leisure subject areas by DGXXII of the European Commission, ATLAS provides a forum to promote staff and student exchange, transnational research and to facilitate curriculum and professional development. It currently has over 240 members in about 46 countries. The ATLAS membership is largely concentrated in Europe, but membership and activities in other areas of the world are increasing rapidly.

BIS – Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

CAUTHE – Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education
CAUTHE represents the Universities in Australia and New Zealand that teach and research hospitality and tourism.

CHME – Council for Hospitality Management Education
The Council for Hospitality Management Education is a voluntary non-profit making body which represents those universities and colleges offering courses in the management of hospitality businesses.

DCMS – Department for Culture, Media and Sports

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
The ESRC is the UK’s leading research funding and training agency addressing economic and social concerns. It aims to provide high quality research on issues of importance to business, the public sector and government.

European Commission: Enterprise and Industry

FTO – Federation of Tour Operators

HEFCE – Higher Education Funding Council for England
The HEFCE promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research, meeting the diverse needs of students, the economy and society.

HEFCW – Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
Established in May 1992, the mission of HEFCW is to promote internationally excellent higher education in Wales, for the benefit of individuals, society and the economy, in Wales and more widely.

HESA – Higher Education Statistics Agency

HLSTN – Higher Education Academy: Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Network
The Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (HLST) Network was established in 2000, as one of the 24 Subject Centres within the LTSN. In 2003, the Subject Centres became a key element of the newly formed Higher Education Academy to promote evidence-based effective practice in learning, teaching and assessment at subject level and thus enhancement of students’ learning opportunities, experiences and achievements. The Network works closely with the subject associations which represent particular subject areas within the HLST grouping and consults regularly with them on curricular and pedagogic issues and on policy and practice. These are the Association for Event Management Education (AEME), the Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE); the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), the Council for Hospitality management Education (CHME); and the Leisure Studies Association (LSA). Together, the subject associations and the HLST Network provide an invaluable resource to support development of provision in the subject grouping

Institute of Travel and Tourism

JoHLSTE – The Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education
JoHLSTE is the peer-reviewed, international e-journal of LTSN Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism, published twice a year and is freely available via the website of LTSN Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism. JoHLSTE is published in the Spring and Autumn each year.

Northern Ireland Higher Education Council (NIHEC)
The NIHEC is a non-statutory advisory body whose primary role is to advise the Department for Employment and Learning on the planning and funding of Higher Education in Northern Ireland.

PATA UK Chapter

Pearson Education

People 1st
People 1st is the Sector Skills Council for the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism industries. Its aim is to provide the environment that enables employers within the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector to have the right number of people with the right skills and qualifications at the right time, thereby improving the profitability, retention and appeal of the sector, and helping deliver world class productivity and customer service through its skilled people.

Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)
The Agency’s core business is to review the quality and standards of higher education in universities and colleges. It does this by auditing institutional arrangements for managing quality and standards, including arrangements for collaboration with overseas partners; and by assessing the quality and standards of teaching and learning at subject level.

SFC – The Scottish Funding Council
The SFC distributes about £1.5 billion in funding each year for teaching and learning, research and other activities in Scotland’s colleges and universities. Established in 2005, the Council provides a strategic overview of tertiary education in Scotland to help secure a more coherent system of high-quality learning, teaching and research.

Social Tourism Knowledge Bank
The Knowledge Bank provides a comprehensive online database for social tourism. Hosted by the Family Holiday Association’s website at www.FamilyHolidayAssociation.org.uk, the database is freely available to everyone- from academics, students and politicians through to social workers, teachers and the tourism industry.

Currently, the Knowledge Bank contains more than 140 items of literature, which span more than 30 years of research and investigation into social tourism, and represent the opinions and evidence from countries around the world, from Argentina to Czechoslovakia, and from the UK to Canada; it will be regularly updated. Fully searchable by keyword, type and date, it links to all the sources listed, all in English.

THOR (Tourism and Hospitality Research) 2012

THoR conference aims to create an international platform for exchanging ideas, debate, opinions, research results among academicians and practitioners globally and incorporate methodological research that addresses issues on tourism and hospitality industry. To promote excellence in teaching and stimulating research in tourism and hospitality; provides essential and intelligent information about worldwide hospitality and tourism issues, practices, challenges and solutions both practically and theoretically.

TEFI – Tourism Education Futures

The Travel Foundation
Tourism Alliance
The Tourism Alliance seeks to establish and maintain a favourable operating environment for all businesses involved in the delivery of tourism, particularly in England. Its main purpose is to lobby government both in England and Brussels on the key strategic issues facing the industry.

Tourism Concern

Currently, the Knowledge Bank contains more than 140 items of literature, which span more than 30 years of research and investigation into social tourism, and represent the opinions and evidence from countries around the world, from Argentina to Czechoslovakia, and from the UK to Canada; it will be regularly updated. Fully searchable by keyword, type and date, it links to all the sources listed, all in English.
THOR (Tourism and Hospitality Research)2012
The Annual International Conference on Tourism and Hospitality Research will be held on 9-10 July 2012 at Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore THoR conference aims to create an international platform for exchanging ideas, debate, opinions, research results among academicians and practitioners globally and incorporate methodological research that addresses issues on tourism and hospitality industry. To promote excellence in teaching and stimulating research in tourism and hospitality; provides essential and intelligent information about worldwide hospitality and tourism issues, practices, challenges and solutions both practically and theoretically.

TEFI – Tourism Education Futures