Overviews and Analysis


Market research reports on consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International.

In-depth consumer market analysis, statistics, and top industry players in over 200 countries. Select "Travel and Tourism" under Industries.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Detailed descriptions of companies, industries, and mutual funds.

Best for a broad industry overview. Click "Industries" drop-down menu for industry surveys. Relevant industries include Airlines; Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure; and Restaurants.

Trends in the Hotel Industry

Ref. TX909.A1 H3 in the Stamps Reading Room
Features in-depth analyses of hotel revenues, expenses, and profits. The data is arrayed in a variety of property type, geographic location, rate, and size categories.

Clubs in Town & Country

A statistical review of the operating and financial performance of private clubs in North America. Provides information on income from membership dues, food and beverage sales, guest room rentals, and other sources. Expense statistics are presented for the restaurant, golf, utilities, maintenance, clubrooms, and administrative departments.  For older editions, Check Harvard Availability.

Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report

The World Economic Forum's Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index measures “the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector.” Select this title from the list of available Forum reports.

Yearbook of Tourism Statistics

Ref. G155 .A1 Y43 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Travel statistics by country.

See also:

Where can I find restaurant industry profiles and analysis?


Plunkett's Airline, Hotel & Travel Industry Almanac

Ref. G155 .A1 P58 in the Stamps Reading Room.
Annual publication with industry trends, statistics, and company profiles. Coverage is international in scope, but mostly in the U.S.

Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards

Lists the top rated hotels, cruise lines, and spas, and more.

See also:

Company databases: Which to choose?

Target List:  How do I create a list of companies by industry, location, and/or size? 

Where can I get lists of fast growing companies?

Careers, Associations and Events

MBA Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS MBA students.

Alumni Career & Professional Development (CPD)

Career resources for HBS Alumni.

International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA)

Organization of national industry associations, institutions, operators, and owners.

U.S. Travel Association: Events

Events sponsored by the U. S. Travel Association. Also includes some industry statistics.

Vault Online Career Library

In-depth industry guides including internship information, career advice and user-generated content on companies and career issues. HBS alumni version available via eBaker. 

Hospitality: includes a career guide on hospitality.

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)

Provides industry news, statistics, and forecasts as well as links to a variety of industry resources and job postings.

Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International

The web site includes news on the industry. Once can sign up for a 60 day trial with full access to research and resources.

World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Provides reports on the travel and tourism industry worldwide.

See also:

How can I find conferences and trade shows for a given industry?

News and Journals

Tourism and Hospitality Research

Academic articles on tourism.

Hospitality Design

Topics include architects, restaurants, interior design, sustainable development and industry trend.

Cornell Hospitality Quarterly

Research articles address new management principles, practical advice, analysis of trends, and recommendations for career development.