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Leisure Tourism ***

Leisure Tourism ***

"The complete Leisure Tourism internet resource covering tourism, leisure, recreation, hospitality, sport and culture"

An essential resource for anyone in the tourism industry.

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Leisure Tourism Screenshot March 2019

CABI’s Leisure Tourism internet resource supplies full text, news, bibliographic information and abstracts for all aspects of leisure and tourism, including policy and planning, education and training, travel, sports, hospitality, the arts and entertainment, sustainability, recreational activities and cultural heritage.

Key features:

  • A comprehensive resource compiled by leisure tourism  specialists
  • Containing over 196,000 research summaries, dating back to the1970s
  • Updated weekly, and with over 11,000 records added annually
  • Records selected from over 6,000 serials
  • Over 10,000 full text articles
  • Covering literature from over 80 countries
  • Over 4,400 selected news and review articles
  • Over 2,800 eBooks and chapters; view the full list of eBooks included in Leisure Tourism
  • Includes conference proceedings and gray literature
  • Calendar of forthcoming conferences and meetings
  • Prepared smart searches on hot topics

*Figures correct as at March 2019


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CABI’s Leisure Tourism internet resource is used by:

  • Researchers working in academic and corporate organizations
  • Students
  • Teachers and trainers
  • Consultants and advisors
  • Industry professionals
  • Decision makers in Associations and Government Departments


Testimonials from our users:

"This data contributes the largest amount of records extracted from a wide range of academic/scholarly journals in one place relating to hospitality, leisure, tourism and recreation"

Lutishoor Salisbury, University of Arkansas


"I am now using 'Leisure Tourism' for my own teaching and research on an almost daily basis. I continue to be impressed both with the quality of the contents and with the sheer volume of materials now included"

Dr. Brian Gorrod, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK


"Global tourism headlines address the key issues in the industry. More in-depth features on subjects such as ecotourism are fruitful research tools for travel and leisure students"

Review by the BBC Learning for Adults website


"Having not used your database for a while I did a search this morning and have been pleasantly surprised - a good number of relevant results came up - so I will be making this my first port of call again for leisure and tourism queries"

Manjeev Dhillon, Birmingham College of Food and Tourism, UK


"...valuable to academic libraries with hospitality or receration programmes...Recommended"

J.C Tucker, University of Nevada, USA in CHOICE October 2008, Vol. 46, No.2

Users can quickly and easily find relevant research that matters to them. Search filters and refine options allow them to quickly drill down to the content they need.

  • News and reviews help users keep up-to-date with trends and research
  • Via the ‘My CABI’ function, users can save searches, export and share records for collaborative projects
  • Because the database in OpenURL compliant, librarians can customize the links of most value to their users
  • Indexing using CAB Thesaurus and Advanced search enables users to do systematic and specific searches

CABI’s Leisure Tourism internet resource coverage includes:


  • sustainable tourism
  • adventure tourism
  • business tourism
  • wildlife and ecotourism
  • destinations and resorts
  • marketing, advertising and market analysis
  • consumer behaviour, decision making and motivation
  • overtourism and the management of growth
  • education, training and employment
  • farm tourism
  • food and drink tourism
  • sport tourism
  • tourism ethics (use of animals, child protection, ethical volunteering)
  • package and all-inclusive tourism


Leisure and Recreation

  • outdoor and active recreation
  • leisure activities and participation
  • health clubs and leisure centres
  • urban parks and open spaces
  • therapeutic recreation
  • sociology of leisure
  • access to leisure facilities and activities
  • health effects of active and sedentary lifestyles


Hospitality Industry

  • hotel and accommodation industry
  • peer-to-peer accommodation
  • food service industry, restaurants and bars
  • disability and accessible accommodation
  • environmental management (use of water, energy and resources)
  • marketing and booking channels
  • service quality and consumer satisfaction



  • sports participation
  • economics of sport
  • education, training and employment (including physical education)
  • impact of sport mega-events (e.g. the Olympic Games) – marketing
  • injury epidemiology, health and safety management
  • environmental impacts and sustainability issues
  • organizations and clubs
  • outdoor activities (walking, camping, climbing, winter sports)
  • sports in the media
  • spectatorship
  • women in sport
  • sport psychology (e.g. emotional management, motivation, ethics, eating disorders)
  • athlete-coach relations
  • health benefits of sport
  • sport policy and organization


Travel and Technology

  • environmental impact of travel (aviation emissions, carbon footprint, etc)
  • travel health and medicine – disease prevention, role of travel in disease spread
  • impact of technology on travel booking and marketing
  • social media and online reviews
  • smart cities and destinations
  • information and communication technologies
  • impact of the ‘sharing economy’ on travel and hospitality


Arts and Entertainment

  • museums, art galleries, exhibitions
  • concerts, music and dance
  • cultural industry
  • employment
  • policy economics and management (access programmes, participation aspects, funding and sponsorship)
  • theme parks and tourist attractions
  • sociology and psychology of participation and the impact on cultural life
  • impact of film and television on tourism destination choice
  • urban regeneration through arts and culture projects

We offer a variety of promotional materials for use in your library.

To download these materials please select from the links below:

Leisure Tourism Brochure - English

Leisure Tourism Brochure - Française

Leisure Tourism Brochure - Español

Leisure Tourism Brochure - Português

Leisure Tourism Brochure - Italiano

Leisure Tourism Poster (English)

Leisure Tourism Web Banners - 300x250, 160x600, 728x90

Leisure Tourism Screensaver - 1366x768, 1280x800, 1920x1080


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We are pleased to offer institutions and companies a free trial of the Leisure Tourism internet resource.

Individual students/researchers:  we hope you find the Leisure Tourism internet resource open access news and our CABI books useful for your studies. Please recommend our resources and books to your Librarian or Department.

To find out what training and support materials are available please visit our Product Training area.