Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure - Finding Articles

Our Discovery Service allows you to find lots of journal articles all in one place. Sometimes however, you may need to use a specific database or journal.
This page lists the major databases that you have access to, as well as key journals.

There is also a News Services section and you should consider using one or more of these resources to keep up-to-date with the business world.


These bring together published research (including articles, conference papers and reports) in defined subject areas.
You can use sophisticated search options and filters to find the most relevant research on your topic.

The following databases are suggested as good starting points for finding Hospitality Tourism and Leisure materials.

Contains academic peer-reviewed journal articles as well as professional and trade publications covering a vast range of business topics.  Also includes country overviews, market reports and company swot analyses. 

This is a good place to search for articles from Caterer & HotelKeeper, Restaurant Hospitality and other trade publications as well as academic articles. Click on the peer-reviewed button if you only want academic articles.

• Emerald 

The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects include health and safety, management, human resources, engineering, marketing and training.  For the most relevant results, use the advanced search and restrict to case studies or literature reviews.

Emerald also contains several journals specific to hospitality and tourism such as the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management and Tourism Review.


Listed below are some of our most used academic journals for tourism. 

Use the eJournals search tab at the top of the page to locate further titles.

To find individual journal articles on a specific topic, use the databases above instead.

Academic research papers covering all aspects of tourism including cultural, economics and geographical perspectives.

Keep up-to-date on the latest research findings and insights in hospitality practice.

Papers covering the latest developments and thinking on the management of hospitality operations worldwide including marketing, finance and personnel.

Find research papers covering major trends and developments in the hospitality industry along with reviews and analyses of business practices.

Includes high-quality research papers, literature reviews and empirical studies covering all areas of tourism.

Industry viewpoints and research across hospitality and tourism.

Offers research papers from both academics and leading professionals covering all aspects of the service industry.

Articles exploring the concept of sustainable tourism and related economic, social, cultural, political, organisational or environmental aspects.

Leisure Studies is the journal of the Leisure Studies Association. It contains articles on all aspects of leisure studies and from a variety of disciplinary bases, including sociology, psychology, human geography, planning, and economics. Shorter research notes and book reviews are also published. The emphasis of the Journal is on the social sciences, broadly defined, and the subjects covered include the whole range of leisure behaviour in the arts, sports, cultural and informal activities, tourism, urban and rural recreation.

Includes research concerned with the planning and management of travel and tourism.

As the official journal of AIEST, the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism, this covers all aspects of tourism.

News Services & Archives

Keep up-to-date and develop your awareness of the business world by using these services:

• The Economist not in Discovery 

Leading weekly magazine covering global political, economic and business news. Includes archive back to 1997.
On Campus use only (or use VPN/Work Anywhere when away from the University).

Access the current FT and the archive back to 2004. 
Includes up-to-date business and commercial news as well as global financial markets, company and industrial sector information.
Explore data on companies, markets and investments using charts and research tools.

Note you must register using your UoP email address at the branded UoP registration page – after this use the Registered users link to access the service.

• Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980's.

Also includes The Grocer trade publication.

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