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Record year for new content on Leisure Tourism Database

Nearly 10,000 new bibliographic records added in 2011

The content available to users of the Leisure Tourism Database grew at a record rate in 2011, after starting the year with a bang with the addition for the first time of CABI's eBook content. By the end of the year there were 118,539 bibliographic records indexed on the Abstracts database, and over 2100 Full Text journal and conference papers.

The number of records indexed on the database rose by 9616 during 2011, compared with 7995 the previous year. The number of Full Text records added also rose, from 588 in 2010 to 859 in 2011, and there are also now 1846 eBooks and book chapters freely available to site users.

The journal title contributing most new papers during 2011 was Tourism Management, with 180 papers indexed. The most common language, not surprisingly, was English, which made up around 82% of papers added (7885 new records, or nearly as many as the total for all languages during 2010). The next most frequent language for 2011 was Spanish with 445 papers, followed by Portuguese and then Chinese. Looking at Geographic Location indexed during 2011, the USA was the most common, reflecting the amount of research referring to the U.S. Next most common was China, one of the fastest growing tourism markets, with the UK and Brazil the next most frequently indexed countries.

287 News and Editorial articles were added during 2011, one more than the previous record in 2008. Many of these articles highlighted papers and reports deemed to be of interest to Leisure Tourism Database subscribers, with links to original papers and full text reports added where possible. We also cover major news and developments in the travel, tourism, hospitality and leisure industries, including sports economics and sociology.

The global economic situation is likely to continue to affect the travel industry in 2012, with another turbulent year predicted financially, especially in the Eurozone. Coming up here in the UK is the London Olympics, where we will see whether the impact on tourism is good or bad. As always, there will be political and natural events affecting travel and tourism which would never have been predicted, but we will keep you up to date with both news and research relevant to your interests.

We wish all users a happy and prosperous 2012.

Article details

  • Author(s)
  • David Simpson
  • Date
  • 03 January 2012
  • Subject(s)
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • General Leisure and Recreation
  • Hospitality Sector
  • Sport
  • Tourism
  • Travel and Technology