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List of library resources

Below is a list of resources relevant to Tourism available via the Library. For a list of other useful resources, visit the General Resources webpage.

Hospitality and tourism complete

A bibliographic database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism with coverage going back to the 1965. There is full text for 440 publications including country reports. Video tutorials.


MarketLine contains many industry and company profiles and reports, containing among other things: business histories, SWOT analyses, details of key competitors, case studies, and financial deals. Video tutorial.

General Resources

General Resources contains a list of major university wide databases and search engines, such as the Library catalogue, Discover, Credo Reference, Newsbank and Scopus. Visit the General Resources page for more information.

Free resources

List of free resources

Below is a list of the top 15 free online resources for Tourism as chosen by your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Download the full list here.

World Tourism Organization

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

World Travel and Tourism Council

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) brings together all major players in the Travel & Tourism sector.

UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication.

UNESCO World Heritage Convention

UNESCO WHC encourages the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.

Association of British Travel Agents

UK’s largest travel association, representing travel agents and tour operators.

The Tourism Society

The Tourism Society is the professional membership body for people working in all sectors of the visitor economy.

Tourism Concern

Tourism Concern promotes tourism that benefits local people in tourist destinations and exposes tourism’s worst human rights abuses and campaign against them.

World Travel Market

World Travel Market news and trends as well as a global event for the travel industry (details of when and where are on the website).


Global network of firms who collaborate to provide services to firms e.g. auditing, consulting, financial advice, risk management.  Produces reports into industry innovations, impacts and trends.

Travel Weekly

UK’s market-leading publication for the travel industry.

Office of National Statistics

Official UK Statistics produced impartially and free from political influence.

ANTOR (Association of National Tourist Offices and Representatives)

ANTOR (Association of National Tourist Offices and Representatives) is the principal lobbying organisation for the world's tourist offices.

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UK Foreign Office. This government department promotes the UK’s interests overseas as well as supporting UK citizens and businesses around the globe.

Lonely Planet

In-depth information on travel destinations.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)

The government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) helps to drive growth, enrich lives and promote Britain abroad

University of Bedfordshire

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