With summer approaching, what better time is there to research the travel and tourism market! In this post we gather together the best of our resources on the topic.

BMI Research

BMI Research includes reports and daily analysis on 200 countries and regions of the world. Use the ‘Service’ option at the top of the screen to view all content on Tourism. Industry reports include a country-specific SWOT analysis and forecasts, along with information on major players.

Use the ‘Data Tool’ from the ‘Data & Forecasting’ tab for downloading industry specific data, such as number of hotels and establishments, and total arrivals and departures.

Anything else I should know?

Reports updated quarterly.


IBISWorld provides in-depth analysis across the whole travel and tourism sector. UK, US and global reports are available, with each providing a detailed analysis of the current industry performance, competitive landscape, key players and future outlook. Included in IBISWorld are reports on Global Travel Agency Services, Global Tourism, Global Airlines, Global Hotels & Resorts, and Travel Agencies in the UK.

Anything else you should know?

Reports updated every 4-6 months.


If you’re looking for international data, check out Passport. For most countries, Passport has reports on the Travel industry as a whole, further reports look at areas such as Airlines, Car Rental, Lodging, and Tourism Flows. Each report gives an overview of the local market including key trends, market background, business and operational environment, market indicators and data. You will also find links to related reports and statistics displayed on screen.


MarketLine reports are available for many countries covering aspects of the tourism industry, with individual reports on Travel and Tourism, Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines, and Airlines. Reports include market commentaries along with Porter’s Five Forces analyses and profiles of leading companies. Individual profiles are also available for major companies worldwide.

Anything else I should know?

Reports updated every 12-24 months.

Any questions?

If you have any questions on industry research, feel free to contact MIRC or the Kings Norton Library.

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