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
The UK's leading professional awarding body for qualifications in the sector
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
Network linking education & training providers in the tourism & hospitality sectors. EuroCHRIE is its European arm
Industry focused body offering skills & training in the hospitality, travel & tourism sectors. Produces useful reports on employment & training trends in the industry
The representative body for the hospitality and catering education and training sector in England
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
Detailed financial information on UK & Irish public and private companies.
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
International consultancy specialising in Hotel, Tourism & Leisure. Unusually, many of its reports are freely available
Access to Hotels report for the UK (please note: 2015 is the last report produced by Key Note)
Access to selected streams, including: UK Food Service, UK Leisure, UK Lifestyles, UK Travel, Mintel Trends & Mintel Market Sizes
Large newspaper database with very good coverage of business news across all sectors
Reports, analysis & data on consumers & consumer industries around the world from Euromonitor
Useful source for annual reports of companies in the sector. Global coverage
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.
Home Office guide to the regulations & procedures in the UK
The professional body for the licensed retail sector
UK guidelines relating to catering from the Health & Safety Executive
A growing collection of digitised vintage menus
UK based trade magazine, useful source of up to date industry information
UK organisation representing manufacturers
Website offering news about, and jobs in, the hotel, restaurant, pub and outside catering sectors in the UK
Major academic centre for the study of tourism & hospitality sectors. Many publications available through the institutional eprints repository BURO
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
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.
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)
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.
Leading hotel chains efforts to incorporate social & environmental responsibility
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-)
The professional organisation for those working in the HR sector
Useful source of HR news. Some sections are subscription only. The Library subscribes
Respected magazine & website offering current HR news. Some sections are subscription only.
Study skills books are shelved at LB 2369 - LB 2395 in the Student Collection (floor 1) and on floor 5
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)
Useful resources from the publisher Palgrave
Provides a range of online resources & training events to support study skills
Official UK data on the tourism industry. See also its Leisure & Tourism section
Annual report (2006-) from the World Economic Forum
Official website of the UK tourist industry. Offers some useful data on tourism
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.