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.

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. Hospitality and Tourism Complete is an EBSCOhost database and works in a similar way to Discover. Video tutorial.

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. User Guide and Video tutorial.

Henry Stewart Business and Management Collection includes over 1100 specially commissioned multimedia lectures, case stories and industry insights by experts from academia and industry.  Quick Start Guide available here.

British Standards Online (BSOL) is a database containing approximately 80,000 standards documents. It includes International (ISO) Standards, British (BSI) Standards and European (IEC) Standards. Bibliographic data only for American (ASTM) Standards. To get familiar with this database, click to view the User Guide

There has been an added tool accessing BSI. BSI’s documents will only be opened now by using the FileOpen plug in that needs to be installed on your device.

To download the plug-in follow the instructions on how to install FileOpen

If you are using a University PC , you need to contact ICT or

You also need Adobe Acrobat/Adobe Reader to open the PDFs.

Read more about opening BSI documents

Or watch the video British Standards Online (BSOL) - How to download the FileOpen plug-in (YouTube)

Statista is a searchable database of market and consumer data. It includes statistical data from sources like market researchers, trade organisations, journals and government databases. It contains more than 1,000,000 statistics on more than 80,000 topics from over 22,500 sources and 170 different industries. See Statista's help pages for further information.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Official UK Statistics produced impartially and free from political influence.

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

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

In-depth information on travel destinations.

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

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