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Business: Hospitality & Tourism: Industry Associations
The leading national, non-profit organization representing the U. S. travel industry. The organization's mission is to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States. Look at its Research section for data on both domestic and international travel and its economic impact.
Sponsored by the U.S. Travel Association, this website provides research, grass roots mobilization, and media resources that show the importance of travel and tourism to the economy and people of the United States.
A specialized agency of the United Nations, WTO is the leading international organization in the field of tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.
A global forum for 100 business leaders of travel and tourism companies worldwide, this organization works to raise awareness of travel and tourism issues and concerns. Industry data and reports available here for download.
Specialized Industry Associations
In addition to the association links below, the tourism and hospitality industry has many more industry organizations that provide both free and members-only information on their web sites. Find more such links in the industry guides prepared by the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration's library and a second, longer listfrom the Harrah Hotel College at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas.
Represents the commercial casino entertainment industry, bringing facts about the industry to the public, elected officials, and the media. Has links to industry information, federal issues, and organization research publications.
Represents more than 380,000 organizations and companies and organizations — from restaurants and suppliers to educators and non-profits. Web site has a variety of data and information, some for members only.