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Hospitality and Tourism: Basic Research

General purpose subject guide with resources pertaining to hospitality and tourism.

Links to Hospitality and Tourism Trade Associations

Food industry iconTrade associations, or industry associations, are organizations that are created by businesses that operate in a particular industry or industry sector. These groups typically lobby for regulations that benefit the industry, host trade shows and conferences, and perform activities that are designed to help businesses in an industry. Several of these groups maintain production directories, create research reports, and offer additional educational opportunities for business owners. Some of this content usually requires a membership, but they also generally have some content for free on their websites.

Source: Hospitality, Tourism, & Recreation (LibGudie), San Diego State Univeristy.


travel iconThe United States Census Bureau created a classification system for business entities called the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Several company databases and industry research databases use these to organize their information, and it is useful to know these codes when you are looking for industry reports.

These codes start at 2 numbers to identify broad industry group and move to 6 to identify specific industries. 

Example Codes:

7211 - Traveler Accommodation

721110 - Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels

721191 - Bed-and-Breakfast Inns

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