Tourism and travel have undergone tremendous growth and diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors. In particular, the industry has become one of the major players in international commerce.
Issue 11/12: Winter 2007/Spring 2008
Updated January 2013
Guide to the Travel & Tourism Industry
Table of Contents
General Travel & Tourism
Travel Agents/Tour Operators
Types of Tourism
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Poster for the United States Travel Bureau promoting tourism
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As a result, the industry has become increasingly important for many developing countries as traditional destinations are being augmented by destinations in developing countries for people seeking out new places. This guide focuses primarily on general resources which cover the travel and tourism industry as a whole, both in the United States and abroad, rather than on sources specific to individual segments of the industry. If you have any further questions, please Ask A Librarian.