Tourism Management Institute (TMI) has developed a postgraduate qualification in destination management to be integrated into tourism careers. Courses have been created to fit the job specifications of different roles within a regional development agency. TMI hopes agencies will become involved in a scheme that is already used by ONE North East, where the postgraduate certificate is a desired qualification for specialist advisors, the postgraduate diploma for senior specialist advisors and the MSc for managerial posts. “We welcome this move and will be talking to other national, regional and local agencies to gain equal recognition and support for these professional qualifications,” said the Tourism Society CPD Co-ordinator Cathy Guthrie. “These part-time courses are delivered online so that professional destination managers can fit their study around work and social commitments. They are the first postgraduate qualifications specifically designed to set the academic, management and leadership skills and knowledge required by today’s destination leaders precisely in the destination management context,” added Leeds Metropolitan University Course Leader Dr Philip Long. The courses run in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan, Bournemouth and Lancaster universities.