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Leisure Tourism

Your source for all tourism, leisure and hospitality information

CABI’s case study database - Tourism Cases, is a window into the world of tourism development. To search cases and find out more on how to read online, download PDFs and access teaching notes visit Tourism Cases at: 

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CABI has taken the vast amount of information it has collated from around the world since the 1970s on all aspects of tourism, leisure, recreation and hospitality, as well as on selected aspects of sport and culture, and made it available to researchers, students and practitioners in the Leisure Tourism Database. 

Key Facts 

  • Over 244,000 bibliographic records with detailed keyword (metadata) tagging
    Over 13,000 full text documents (journal articles, conference papers, reports)
  • Over 3,600 eBook chapters from CABI’s renowned tourism book portfolio
  • News and research updates – over 6,900 searchable articles
  • Events calendar of leisure and tourism conferences/meetings


Unique features

Bibliographic database: CAB Abstracts is recognised as THE ESSENTIAL place for leisure and tourism literature searches. The Leisure Tourism internet resource contains key records on leisure, tourism, hospitality, sport and culture from the 1970s to the present. It is updated weekly.

Full text documents from conferences, journals and bulletins, including: 

Acta Turistica Nova 

Tourism and Hospitality Management 

Turismo e Sociedade 

PASOS: Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural 

Tourism (Zagreb), 

Smart Searches that have been prepared by our information experts which help the user get the quickest and best results from searching more than 190,000 records in the Leisure Tourism internet resource. Contact us if you would like a topic adding to the Smart Search list.

News: our subject experts find and interpret the latest developments in your field

eBooks - Over 160 eBooks available - download MARC records here

Serial cited list

We cite over 3,000 journals in our database. Follow this link for a list of the serial titles that appear in the Leisure Tourism internet resource.


Jesslyn Thay, Leisure Tourism Internet Resource Editor, CABI, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, OX10 8DE, UK

Alexis Rendell-Dunn, Head of Content Management, CABI, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, OX10 8DE, UK


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Our mission and direction is influenced by member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services.


Subscribe to the Leisure Tourism Database

Subscribe to the Leisure Tourism Database and access the most comprehensive database available of global research in all aspects of leisure, tourism, hospitality and recreation, plus news and research updates and full text access to almost 2,400 book chapters from CABI’s acclaimed tourism book collection.

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