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Internet for Travel and Tourism
A free, 'teach yourself' tutorial that lets you practise your Internet Information Skills.

Biz/ed : Travel and Tourism
Biz/ed is a web site for students and educators in business studies, economics, accounting, leisure, sport & recreation and travel & tourism.
Topics include the business of travel and tourism, marketing, visitor attractions, air travel and worldwide destinations.

Intute : Travel and Tourism
Intute: Travel and Tourism provides free access to high quality resources on the Internet. Target audience is students, staff and researchers in higher and further education.


Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Terms related to leisure, travel and tourism, ranging from hotels, catering, restaurants and customer service to general business, accounting and personnel terms. College network / Athens.

Encyclopedia of Ecotourism
David Weaver. CABI, 2001
"The Encylopedia of Ecotourism" provides an expert and comprehensive knowledge base of the rapidly growing global ecotourism sector. College network / Athens.

Brewer's Britain and Ireland
A richly fascinating and browsable 'heritage tour' of places and place-names in Britain and Ireland. College network / Athens.

The Collins World Atlas Gazetteer
The maps are presented in a highly accessible style, displaying all the qualities for which Collins atlases are renowned: authority, accuracy, style and comprehensive coverage of the world. College network / Athens.

Penguin Encyclopedia of Places
A comprehensive guide to the geography and history places scattered throughout the world. Articles range from detailed accounts of individual countries, to snapshot views of small communities, to descriptions of rivers and mountains, and they contain a wealth of background information - political facts, economic analysis, social and cultural framework. College network / Athens.

Philip's World Factbook 2008-2009

An A-Z reference guide for every country in the world. Contains maps, flags, climate graphs, and statistics. College network / Athens.

Countries and Their Cultures
Focuses on cultures and countries around the world, specifically what is and is not shared culturally by the people who live in a particular country. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information. Athens only.

Worldmark Encyclopedia Of The Nations
Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders. Athens only

Europe In The Round
Europe in the Round system has extensive collection of statistical information on the European Union and the rest of Europe in a range of formats. Also has lots of useful maps.
Only available inside the college.


A selection of travel and tourism e-books from the college's ebrary collection. Apart from the first one that is. Full list of available titles coming soon.
The business of tourism 7th ed.
J. Christopher Holloway. Pearson Education, 2006.
This established, highly regarded text provides an introduction to the development, impacts and major players of the travel and tourism industry. Athens only.

BTEC First Travel and Tourism Student Book. 2nd Edition
Christine King. Heinemann Educational, 2004
The only Student Book resources matched to the BTEC First in Travel and Tourism. Covers all units of the qualification so students have everything they need in one book. Activities and discussion points enhance students' learning experience and real life case studies help them explore authentic issues in the travel and tourism industry. College network / Athens.

BTEC National Travel and Tourism Book 2. 2nd Edition
Heinemann Educational, 2004
The perfect match with the BTEC National Travel and Tourism Award, Certificate and Diploma. Book 1 contains everything students need for the Award and some additional units for the Certificate. Book 2 contains all the other units needed to complete the Certificate and the Diploma. College network / Athens.

Case Studies in Ecotourism
Ralf Buckley. CABI, 2003
As a counterpart to the growing volume of more theoretical literature in ecotourism, this volume provides a global compilation and analysis of 170 real-life case studies in ecotourism. It includes ecotours on land and sea, ecolodges and resorts, private reserves and public parks. The case studies range from the world's best models to test cases, small to large, unique to representative. College network / Athens.

Film-Induced Tourism
Sue Beeton. Channel View, 2005
Film-induced tourism has the potential to revitalise flagging regional/rural communities and increase tourism to urban centres, however it carries with it its own unique problems. This publication explores such elements, delving into the disciplines of sociology and psychology, along with the fields of destination marketing, community development and strategic planning. College network / Athens.

Growing Older : Tourism and Leisure Behaviour of Older Adults
I. Patterson. CABI, 2006
Drawing on the latest research, this book examines the tourism and leisure needs of older people. Chapters review the particular behaviours, characteristics and special requirements of the senior market and provide examples of good practice and service provision. College network / Athens.

Rough Guide to Paris
Tim Salmon. Viking Penguin, 2001
With comprehensive updates including all the latest information on restaurants, bars, clubs, plus new stories on the ever-changing cityscape: the Louvre Museum, Pyramid and innovations, and the Arc d'Triomphe. Also included are day trips from the city to Chartres, Versailles, and Disneyland, Paris. College network / Athens.

Chasing Che : A Motorcycle Journey in Search of the Guevara Legend
Patrick Symmes. Vintage Books, 2000
In 1952, 24-year-old Ernesto Guevara left his native Argentina to motorcycle the back roads of South America. Eight months later, Ernesto returned transformed into "Che" the revolutionary. His account of that journey, "Motorcycle Diaries", has become a classic. Nearly half a century later Patrick Symmes set off on his BMW R80/GS along the same route in search of the people and the places encountered by Che.

Complete list coming soon...


The latest "travel" websites added to the library's Delicious account.
  • European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation
    The European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (EJTHR) is published three times a year and it is an international research journal. EJTHR is owned by the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPL) - Portugal.
  • Literary Scotland: A Traveller's Guide (ASLS)
    Scotland’s rich literary heritage is being put firmly on the map thanks to this new publication produced by VisitScotland, ASLS and the University of Glasgow. The Guide is available to download as a PDF: you can also pick up a free printed copy from VisitScotland Information Centres throughout the country.
  • TTG Digital
    Travel industry and travel agent news, tourism business news, travel jobs from Travel Trade Gazette. Anyone still doing T&T? Thought so...
  • Tripfilms
    8242 (and rising...) inspiring, informative travel videos from real travelers.
  • Tourism Intelligence Scotland
    Tourism Intelligence Scotland is where forward thinking businesses go for easy to use practical insights to inspire them to get ahead.
  • World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT) is a specialized agency of the United ‎Nations and the leading international organization in the field of tourism.
  • One.Caribbean
    One.Caribbean is the official business tourism website of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).
  • Fun Tourist Attractions
    Pictures, videos and maps. A visual guide to tourist attractions. Depends on how you define "fun"...
  • explore
    Cultural and educational films and photos. Explore is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes.
  • Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)
    All the relevant information (Opening and Closing times, Prices and Special Events) on leading attractions (Museums & Galleries, Heritage sites, Cathedrals, Leisure Attractions, Gardens and Conservation sites) , museums, etc....
  • Trans-Siberian Railway: virtual journey on Google Maps
    Does exactly as it says using Google Maps & YouTube video. Thanks to Open Culture.
  • Sistine Chapel
    Virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel. Dan Brown and albino priest-assassins (thankfully) not included...
  • Five Star Magazine
    Five Star Magazine was created by luxury hotel lovers. They have been hand-picking luxury hotels for personal use for many years and have developed an increasingly demanding taste and a passion towards that extra special quality of service in hospitality.
  • National Trails
    National trails (long distance walks) in England and Wales.
  • Guardian Travel : Language courses
    A series of audio language courses from the Guardian newspaper's travel website.


Travel Trade Gazette (1998-)
Travel Trade Gazette is Britain's leading weekly travel trade newspaper, voted number one read by retail travel agents. It is regarded as the most useful to them in their work, containing the best coverage of virtually all industry topics and the best for recruitment. College network / Athens.

Travel Weekly
Travel Weekly presents the travel industry’s serious news in a lively and accessible way. It covers news and features from all sectors of the travel industry, whether airlines, cruiselines, hotels, car rental firms, tourist offices or ferry and rail operators. College network / Athens.

National Geographic Traveller
National Geographic Traveler aims to be the source for the active, curious traveller. Every article is designed to inspire readers to pick up and go and to provide them with the tools and orientation to do so. College network / Athens.

Guardian Unlimited : Travel
Travel section of the best daily newspaper on the world wide web.

Tourism @ NewsUK
This topic page looks at recent trends in tourism and holidays. It describes your consumer rights when you buy a holiday and what you should expect from travel agents and tour operators. It explores how tourism can affect and alter different communities around the world for better or worse. The material also looks at how travel and tourism can result in very rewarding experiences. College network / Athens.


Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory is your guide to official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public. So nobody's trying to flog you anything. Businesses such as travel agents, tour operators, and hotels are not included.

TravelMole is the most highly acclaimed and largest global online community for the Travel and Tourism Industry with over 450,000 registered travel and tourism professionals worldwide. Whether you are a travel agent, tour operator, conference and meeting planner, group travel organiser, tourist officer, trade supplier, hotelier, travel journalist, destination marketing officer, or other travel and tourism professional you will find a wealth of relevant, useful information here on TravelMole.com. Free registration.

Guardian Ecotourism
What is ecotourism? Is ecotourism a contradiction in terms? How can places of great natural beauty, or wildlife, be preserved once tourists start visiting in their thousands, bringing with them the need for services and development? Is it possible to have a guilt-free holiday? Can you visit a place without damaging it in some way? Green tourism info from The Guardian.

Virtual Tourist
VirtualTourist is a worldwide travel community where real travelers and locals share real travel advice and experiences.

Fortunately this is not about the calamitous events of 1966. World66 is an open content travel guide, where people from all over the planet can write about the places they love, the hotels they stayed in, the restaurants they have eaten in.

Lonely Planet Online
Lonely Planet is passionate about bringing people together, about understanding our world, and about people sharing experiences that enrich everyone's lives. They also sell books.

Rough Guides Travel

"Rough Guides publishes books on hundreds of worldwide destinations, and we put that content online for our readers to access for free. Browse our destination coverage online, and check out information on everything from flights to food to accommodations and more." They also sell books.

You wouldn't go to the beach without sunblock, and you shouldn't go on holiday without the confidence of booking with an ABTA member. No, not the Swedish pop group, the Association of British Travel Agents website. But you knew that already...

Universal Currency Converter

This is the XE.com Universal Currency Converter ®, the world's most popular currency tool. You can perform interactive foreign exchange (FX, or forex) rate calculations, using live, up-to-the-minute currency rates.



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