Two new information resources for tourism studies: Leisure Tourism and UNWTO World Tourism Organization Virtual Library

There are two new online information resources now available for tourism studies: Leisure Tourism and UNWTO World Tourism Organization Virtual Library. The access is provided by SAMK Library.

11.1.2019 | By: Harri Salminen | Photo: CABI, UNWTO, EBSCO

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There are two new online information resources now available for tourism studies: Leisure Tourism and UNWTO World Tourism Organization Virtual Library. The access is provided by SAMK Library.

Leisure Tourism

CABI Leisure Tourism provides information for all aspects of leisure and tourism including policy and planning, education and training, travel, sports, hospitality, the arts and entertainment, natural environment and ecotourism, urban regeneration, and cultural heritage.

Key Facts

  • Over 190 000 bibliographic records with detailed keyword tagging
  • Over 9 500 full text documents (journal articles, conference papers, reports)
  • Over 150 e-books and 2 550 eBook chapters from CABI’s renowned tourism book portfolio (downloadable PDF)
  • News and research updates – over 4 250 searchable articles
  • Events calendar of leisure and tourism conferences

The My CABI feature improves search functionality for users allowing users to combine and save searches and save records.

The link to Leisure Tourism can be found in SAMK Library’s Finna.


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UNWTO eLibrary

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The UNWTO eLibrary is an online service with a broad coverage of tourism and related subject areas.

The subject areas reflect all important themes moving the tourism sector and include, among others, ecotourism and sustainable development, tourism statistics, market research, innovation and new technologies and tourism policies. The UNWTO Elibrary contains books, journals and statistical reports by country and by indicator:

  • All 1 300 UNWTO publications.
  • UNWTO statistics. Around 1700 regular updated data and indicators on inbound (arrivals and overnight stays), outbound and domestic tourism, as well as tourism industries, employment and macroeconomic indicators on tourism.

Link to UNWTO can be found in SAMK Library’s Finna.


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Hospitality & Tourism Complete

Hospitality & Tourism Complete (in EBSCO) has been available for SAMK students since 2015. It covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. The collection contains more than 800 000 records. There is full text for more than 490 publications, including periodicals, company & country reports and books.

Available in SAMK Library’s Finna.

There’s more in Finna

Links to online resources, e-books and e-journals can be found in SAMK Library’s Finna. For tourism databases, click on E-resources menu and select Business. Don’t forget journalsprinted books and theses.


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