Geotourist CEO Shaon Talukder has been elected to the Board of Directors of the The Tourism Society at their Annual General Meeting in London, chaired by President, Lord Thurso.
Founded in 1977, the Tourism Society is a membership organisation that represents all sectors of the Visitor Economy, including tour operators, hotel chains, PR, marketing and representation companies, tourist attractions, national, regional and local tourist boards, restaurants, trade media, charities, consultants, academics, students and educational establishments. The organisation’s aim is to drive the development and wider recognition of tourism and its economic and social benefits, both in the UK and further afield. As a founding member of the Tourism Alliance, it contributes actively to Government policy through the submission of position papers.
Geotourist joined The Tourism Society as a Company member in 2018 after Shaon was invited to the 40th Anniversary of the Society at Trinity House. Since then Shaon and the London-based Geotourist team have made valuable connections through the Society. Shaon feels privileged to having been asked to join the Board at such a critical time. He said: “I look to forward to contributing to the objectives of The Society and the wider sector, while sharing insights & best practice from my own experience.”
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