Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure - Recommended Sources

This page first directs you to some useful "Specialist e-resources" that are bought by the University and then there is a list of useful websites. Do remember to look at other Subject pages such as you may also find relevant resources listed under 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 too. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

• IBISWorld 

Provides a comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings often producing reports on more specific sectors than Mintel or Key Note

• Key Note 

Please note the supplier is discontinuing this service at the end of December 2017

Key note is a database with both company and market data. It contains information on around 7 million UK companies and has tools which allow comparison of company performance against the sector. The market reports are detailed and cover a wide range of UK markets including technology and media. Some key reports also contain a comparison with European markets. The database also provides access to 'UKplc'. For final year students this is a great resource for company information when looking for employment.

A database with both company and market data. It contains information on around 7 million UK companies and has tools which allow comparison of company performance against the sector. The market reports are detailed and cover a wide range of UK markets. Some key reports also contain a comparison with European markets. The database also provides access to 'UKplc'

• Mintel 

Detailed market research reports, including technology and media subjects..

Lengthy reports with data on catering topics such as ethnic restaurants and roadside catering plus 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.

You will find market reports on leisure time use for a variety of countries here.

Websites

We suggest the following websites as a useful starting point for Hospitality Tourism and Leisure students.

Useful statistics and case studies in the Industry section of this website plus position statements on major areas of concern. Useful set of links to a wide variety of food, drink, hospitality and tourism bodies.

• Foodlaw 

A continuously updated site with links to UK and EU legislation and news on food and food safety

• GOV.uk 

Use this site to find the Government information from departments, publications or statistics in particular: H.M. Treasury  is useful for publications  and statistics. The Office for Budget Responsibility  provides forecasts and analysis of UK’s public finances

The portal for Government departments, policies, publications and statistics. You can either search the site by Department such as Department for Culture Media and Sport or search within publications or statistics for the topic you require      

• 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 

Is the sector skills council for hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industry. You can find lots of free case studies, industry profiles and “state of the nation” reports on the industry if you register.

This national tourism agency website aimed at the industry. Contains useful oversights and statistics about the industry explore the Insights and Statistics section in particular. The public face of the agency aimed at the tourist can be found here: http://www.visitbritain.com/en/EN/

The country’s national tourist board site contains more specific reports and statistics. Often more detailed than the Visit Britain information. Remember there is also the visitor facing website at http://www.visitengland.com/ee/

Book Locations

You will find hospitality, tourism and leisure books often shelved with other subjects, when those subjects are an aspect of hospitality tourism and leisure.

home & family management - 640
hospitality management - 658.9164794
leisure and recreation economics - 338.4779

 

Your Subject Team

Sue Stevenson

(Faculty Librarian)

Email: sue.stevenson@port.ac.uk

Phone:(023) 9284 3238

Lizzie Wildgoose

(Assistant Faculty Librarian)

Email: lizzie.wildgoose@port.ac.uk

Phone:(023) 9284 3452

 

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Pages

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