Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure - Recommended Sources

Listed below are some specialist e-resources that are bought by the University that you may wish to explore. 

There is also a list of useful websites.

Do remember to look at other subject pages such as Business and Management and Sports Science.

Specialist e-resources

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)

• IBISWorld 

Provides a comprehensive collection of Industry reports on very specific sectors in the UK, US and China.

Detailed market research reports on a range of UK sectors including: automotive; beauty and personal care; drink, food and foodservice; health and wellbeing; leisure; media; technology; and travel.  
Also includes access to Mintel Trends which provides evidence-backed insights on how today's consumer thinks, feels and acts.

Also includes reports with data on catering topics such as ethnic restaurants and roadside catering, along with travel and leisure.

Find and exploit a huge amount of market and socio-demographic data from countries round the world. Explore country profiles, consumer markets, industry and company information.

Also includes reports on leisure time use for a variety of countries.

Access to more than a million statistics from many different sources. Useful for finding industrial, economic and consumer market statistical trends. Statista take their information from many different providers across the world. Do look at the real source of the material they offer you.


The following websites are useful starting points for Hospitality Tourism and Leisure students:


Use this site to find Government information from departments, publications or statistics. 
H.M. Treasury is particularly useful for publications and statistics.

Also try and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

• Hantsphere 

Use this online local heritage resource to search and explore digitised local studies collections from across Hampshire, including Southampton and Portsmouth.

Essentially a USA site for the hospitality industry, you can find some European market reports here and sign up for a free daily newsletter.

• People 1st 

Free case studies and industry profiles.

National tourism agency website (aimed at industry professionals). Contains useful oversights and statistics.
The public face of the agency (aimed at tourists) can be found here:

England's national tourist site for visitors.

Your Subject Team

Hannah Porter

Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3238

Lizzie Wildgoose

Assistant Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3452

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