Resources for Hotel Management

Databases and Search Tools

Hotel Management

Websites and Portals

Education & Training

American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute

Delivers hospitality education, training and professional certification worldwide. Produces a variety of useful publications, with those held by the Albert Sloman Library  listed in the library catalogue

Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH)

The UK's leading professional awarding body for qualifications in the sector

Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME)

Non-profit making organisation representing UK universities and colleges offering higher education programmes in the fields of hospitality studies and related fields. Useful links to other organisations & resources

International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (ICHRIE)

Network linking education & training providers in the tourism & hospitality sectors. EuroCHRIE is its European arm

People 1st

Industry focused body offering skills & training in the hospitality, travel & tourism sectors. Produces useful reports on employment & training trends in the industry

Professional Association for Catering Education (PACE)

The representative body for the hospitality and catering education and training sector in England

FINANCE. market analysis

Consumer Data Research Centre

ESRC funded project involving several universities. Many data sets freely available for use by the academic community (registration required, and access to some data is restricted)


Major accounting & consulting organisation which provides some reports on the economic and business side of the sector

EMIS (Library database)

Focus on emerging markets with incredible range of industry & company reports & analysis. Includes accommodation & food services

FAME (Library Database)

Detailed financial information on UK & Irish public and private companies.

FT.Com Travel & Leisure (Library Database)

Useful source of current, authoritative news on industry & company finance. Make sure you register for a personal account, so you can access full content on and off campus

Horwath HTL

International consultancy specialising in Hotel, Tourism & Leisure. Unusually, many of its reports are freely available

Key Note (Library database)

Access to Hotels report for the UK (please note: 2015 is the last report produced by Key Note)

Mintel (Library database)

Access to selected streams, including: UK Food Service, UK Leisure, UK Lifestyles, UK Travel, Mintel Trends & Mintel Market Sizes

NEXIS (Library Database)

Large newspaper database with very good coverage of business news across all sectors

Passport (Library database)

Reports, analysis & data on consumers & consumer industries around the world from Euromonitor

PI Filing Expert (Library Database)

Useful source for annual reports of companies in the sector. Global coverage

PwC Hospitality & Leisure

Major accounting & consulting organisation which provides useful publications & data on the economic and business side of the sector around the world. Registration required to access the full text of some reports.


Alcohol Licensing

Home Office guide to the regulations & procedures in the UK

British Institute of Innkeeping (BII)

The professional body for the licensed retail sector

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

UK guidelines relating to catering from the Health & Safety Executive

Culinary Institute of America historical menus

A growing collection of digitised vintage menus

Drinks Business

UK based trade magazine, useful source of up to date industry information

Food & Drink Federation

UK organisation representing manufacturers

Food Standards Agency

Official UK government website for food hygiene & safety. See also its European and US counterparts - the European Food Safety Authority and

Hotel management. Hospitality (general)


Website offering news about, and jobs in, the hotel, restaurant, pub and outside catering sectors in the UK

Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality

Major academic centre for the study of tourism & hospitality sectors. Many publications available through the institutional eprints repository BURO

The Caterer

The website offers some news & other content free of charge. Print copies of the magazine in the library at TX 901.C2

Useful website with a global outlook, primarily offering industry news through its publication ehotelier news

Hotel News Resource

Large commercial US-based site that nevertheless offers a lot in the way of free news, trends & research aggregated from many sources around the world for the hotel, hospitality & travel sectors.

Hotel Yearbook

Useful source of information for industry trends. Free, except current edition (registration required)

Specialises in news & trends pertinent to the design & management of top end hotels, especially in Europe. Register for access to its magazine - Hotel management international and reports (white papers)

Institute of Hospitality

UK's professional body for managers in the hospitality, leisure & tourism industries. Edge Hotel School students have access to the e-Resources Collection of electronic books, plus journal articles from EBSCO's Hospitality & Tourism Complete database. Use your Institute of Hospitality login details (not your University of Essex login/password) to gain access to these resources.

International Tourism Partnership

Leading hotel chains efforts to incorporate social & environmental responsibility

International Hospitality Research Centre

Based in Switzerland


Industry body created in 2018 from the merger of British Hospitality Association (BHA) & Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR). Represents the interests of hotels, restaurants & food service providers. Some useful free publications.


Official government website offering full text of relevant legislation. Parliamentary papers can also be found on the databases:

UK Parliamentary Papers (1688-2003/04)

Public Information Online (2006/07-)

Personnel. Human Resources

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)

The professional organisation for those working in the HR sector

HR Magazine

Useful source of HR news. Some sections are subscription only. The Library subscribes

Personnel Today

Respected magazine & website offering current HR news. Some sections are subscription only.

Study Skills

Study skills books are shelved at LB 2369 - LB 2395 in the Student Collection (floor 1) and on floor 5

Cite them Right

Easy to use online referencing tool, widely used across the University of Essex. The nominated referencing style at Edge Hotel School is Harvard (author/date)

Palgrave Study Skills

Useful resources from the publisher Palgrave

Talent Development Centre (University of Essex)

Provides a range of online resources & training events to support study skills


Office for National Statistics

Official UK data on the tourism industry. See also its Leisure & Tourism section

Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report

Annual report (2006-) from the World Economic Forum


Official website of the UK tourist industry. Offers some useful data on tourism

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Branch of the UN concerned with collecting & disseminating tourism statistics, some of which are available online. Compendium of tourism statistics at G 155.A1 (floor 3) offers international comparative data and includes hotel statistics.


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