The resources below are news sources, industry associations, and websites that will provide industry information and can be used to keep up-to-date on current news, events, and trends. Many of the associations and research companies provide some free data through reports, newsletters, or journals but much of it is fee-based or available only to members.
Being familiar with the trade groups is an important part of understanding the hospitality industry. They are useful sources of information, so consequently we have included some of the associations that represent the restaurant and hotel industries. The associations included here are primarily focused on the United States; there are associations that represent the industry or industry professionals in other countries.
This is a list of some of the periodicals covering the industry. Each title links to the publication's website. This list doesn't include all titles so please search the Library's online catalog for additional resources or use full-text databases found in the Databases section of this guide.