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.


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.

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. 

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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 academic journals for tourism.

You may also want to consider using some of our printed journals in the Library such as 'Hospitality Quarterly (HQ)', 'Which? Travel' and 'Caterer'

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.

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