Frequently asked questions
I’m a member – how do I login?
To access the members dashboard and your organisation’s profile, please log into the website here.
I’ve forgotten my password – how do I reset it?
Visit the login page here and select the ‘forgotten password link’. Insert your email address and a link to reset your password will be emailed to you. The primary contact for your organisation will also be able to confirm you are using the correct email address and that your user account is active.
Am I allowed to contact other UKinbound members?
UKinbound has asked all its members (and new members when they sign up), to give their consent to their contact details being viewed and available in our Members Directory. Please note that it is not illegal to email or contact other members – but if you would like to send members a regular newsletter or other communications, you will have to get their explicit consent. Please contact the communications team at UKinbound if you have any further questions about GDPR and UKinbound membership.
When is the next members networking event?
Information about all our events can be found here. If you are required to register or pay for the event, full details will be provided on the specific event page.
How much does it cost to join?
UKinbound charges membership fees based on the annual turnover of members’ businesses. Please get in touch with Antony Amos to discuss costs ([email protected]).
Can I promote my business to your members without joining?
If you don’t want to become a member of UKinbound, you can still promote your products and services to our members via bespoke emails and sponsorship at our events. Please get in touch with Cindy Ng at UKinbound to discuss opportunities ([email protected])
How long does membership last for?
Your membership is renewed every 12 months and you can be a member for as little or as long as you like! Some of our members have been with us for over 20 years but we also have new tourism businesses and organisations joining us throughout the year (every year) which helps to keep our membership fresh and dynamic.
Who are your members?
Our members include tour operators, accommodation providers, restaurants, transport providers, tourism recruitment, marketing and ticket agencies and destination marketing organisations. A list of our members can be viewed in the Members Directory.
What’s the difference between UKinbound and VisitBritain?
UKinbound and VisitBritain work closely together and carry out some similar activities, however we are two very different organisations. UKinbound is a trade association funded predominantly by fees from its members and is completely independent of Government. We support the UK’s travel trade by connecting buyers with suppliers and helping them to grow their inbound business.
VisitBritain is the national tourist board funded by the UK Government. Its role is to promote the UK worldwide as a tourist destination and you can find out more about their work here.
WHAT IS INBOUND TOURISM?
Inbound tourism refers to the activities of visitors who come to the UK from overseas. It encompasses a wide range of sectors including accommodation, transportation, visitor attractions, destinations, restaurants, retail, theatre, events, tour guides and more – in other words everything a visitor might do during their stay. Inbound visitors travel to the UK for a variety of reasons, including leisure (taking a holiday), business (meetings, conferences and exhibitions), visiting friend and relatives, and study.
WHY IS INBOUND TOURISM IMPORTANT?
Inbound tourism is the UK’s third largest service export industry and fifth largest export industry, employing over three million people. In 2019, international visitors spent £28.4billion and contributed £5.5 billion in VAT alone. Many of our members rely solely on inbound tourism, with key markets including the USA, China, and the EU.