TVL 275 Current Issues in Travel & Tourism Web
The following categories contain links to
selected sources on the web pertaining to topics covered in the course TVL 275 Current Issues in Travel & Tourism. Although every effort has
been made to ensure the accuracy and content of these websites the usual
evaluation measures should be taken by the researcher. For tips on how
to evaluate information found on websites visit our
Site Evaluation guide.
Professional Associations and Organizations
Professional Associations and organizations
serve as valuable sources of information for their particular industry
by providing access to current news, information about industry
products, services and trends, and special research reports. They also
sponsor continuing education opportunities such as annual conferences
and other training events for their members. Many also publish journals
dedicated specifically to their area of interest (often known as
trade/industry journals), and online newsletters that you can subscribe
to through their websites to receive the latest travel industry news and
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Find Articles using MCC Libraries Databases
MCC Libraries subscribe
to a number of online databases you can use to search for articles on
your particular topic. Some databases are full-text and therefore
have entire articles from certain magazines, journals, and newspapers
available directly online for you to print from the computer.
database also contains a "Help" section which provides
search tips, links to tutorials, and sometimes citing style guidelines.
to these resources is restricted to members of the MCC community.
username/password is required.
Enter your MCC e-mail username and password when signing in from
off-campus. Your username is the first part of your e-mail
address up to @. For example: jdoe001. Visit the
student e-mail page to find your e-mail username
and address. Can't login?
Reset your password.
Faculty/Staff: Use the username/password
combination needed for logging on to your
computer at MCC.
NOTE: The MCC Libraries
Find Articles & Other Information
web page provides access to additional databases
not listed below.
The following databases are
useful for researching travel related topics:
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Print and Online Travel Publications
The following print periodicals have companion websites which provide
access to some
full-text articles directly online. The MCC Libraries
article databases also provide access to additional full-text
articles available in these and other publications.
* Search the
Library Catalog to locate holdings information for these titles the library
also subscribes to in print.
Hospitality Industry Publications - Additional links to a wide range of
online hospitality publications courtesy of HospitalityNetTM.
Jax Fax Travel Marketing magazine - The online version of this
leading monthly travel trade publication contains articles about
travel destinations throughout the world, maps,
special interest directories, and an event calendar which lists events of
interest to suppliers and travel industry
MCC Libraries subscribe to the following newspapers in print which
contain articles on travel related topics. The
most recent issue of The Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition) is available at the Library Checkout/Reserve Desk.
The most recent issues of The New York Times, and USA Today
are located in the newspaper rack across from the Leisure Reading
seating area on the Main Floor of the LeRoy V. Good Library (Brighton
campus). To locate holdings
information for older issues search the
Full-text articles from The New York Times and USA Today
are also available through the "Newspaper
Source Plus" online article
database accessible from the Library
Articles and Other Information web page.
- The Sunday edition of The New York Times
contains a "Travel"
section. Some featured stories are
also available directly online from the
New York Times website.
The Friday edition of The Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition) contains the
"Weekend Journal" section which explores personal interests of business
readers including real estate and travel.
- The Weekend Edition of
The Wall Street Journal
features the "Pursuits" section which focuses on lifestyle and leisure.
Holdings information for this newspaper is available in the
- The Friday edition of
features a "Destinations & Diversions" section as part of its "Life"
section. The USA Today newspaper also features a
Travel section on its website.
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Other Sources of Hospitality and Travel Industry News
Travel - Travel news, travel information, slideshows and photos.
CBS News Travel - This site features current travel news,
photos and videos.
- CNN Travel -
"Find travel news, pictures and video from CNN; Learn about the best
destinations, the best ways to get there, the travel business, vacation
tips from CNN's Travel Adviser, and more."
Travel - Provides world travel news, and information on
international, consumer and business air travel deals and destinations.
News Digests and Newswire Services
SmartBrief - Designed specifically for travel agents, ASTA
SmartBrief is a free, daily e-mail newsletter providing the latest
need-to-know travel industry news and information. Click the "Archive"
link in the left column to access more news stories.
Travel News - A one-stop resource, delivering news and research to
corporate travel planners.
HSMAI Foundation eConnect - "One-stop portal to global information
and resources on hospitality sales and marketing topics. Provided by
the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
e-tid.com: Travel and
Hospitality Industry Digest - "First launched in 1990, e-tid.com is a
business travel news digest covering all sectors of the travel
industry from aviation and tour operating to hotel and cruise."
All of Hospitality on the Web, the online resource for the
Hospitality Industry, featuring all latest hospitality and hotel
news, events, job opportunities, discussion forums, vendors and
- This site provides access to news articles on such topics as:
security, technology, and travel trends.
HotelMarketing.com - "Monitoring online travel, the hospitality
industry and Internet marketing news."
News Resource - This site has a searchable database of full text
news articles on the hospitality industry. Article archives date
back to 2000. The entire archive is searchable or can be browsed by
category. News categories are: hotel, environmental, development,
sales & marketing, trends, technology, financial, Internet, and
- "The hospitality industry's on-line meeting place, providing the
latest and most relevant news, trends, discussion forums, employment
opportunities, and classified advertising available anywhere."
Travel Agent Central - This site provides
access to information on destinations, suppliers, trip types &
activities, industry trends, and multimedia.
News - Daily news for the international travel and tourism industry.
- Current articles on travel related topics plus travel guides and
Industry Wire - Travel industry news, trends and resources.
TravelMole - The first online community for the Travel and
Tourism Industry, established in 1998. Today TravelMole.com and
TravelMole.TV publishes 15 eNewsletters and broadcasts hundreds of
videos to over 450,000 travel & tourism industry professional
registered members and subscribers, as well as 30 million consumers
in 132 countries. Registration is free and required in order to read
the full stories posted in the "Breaking Travel News"
section of the website.
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Work, Study, Living, Travel Abroad
Abroad - This web portal provides
information on living, studying, traveling, working, and volunteering
abroad, and access to recent and back issues of TAzine, the
Transitions Abroad Webzine.
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Local Tourism Information
Rochester Visitors Association - The official tourism site of
Rochester, New York. It provides access to information on area hotels,
restaurants, group tours, and things to do in the region.
Tourism Alliance -
The official regional website for Finger Lakes tourism and travel. It
provides access to information on places to stay, places to eat, things
to do, and news/articles.
Your Finger Lakes Visitors Connection -
An organization dedicated to promoting tourism and travel to Ontario
county and the Finger Lakes region. It features information on the
Finger Lakes lifestyle including: what to do, where to stay, where to
eat, fun stuff, maps and weather. The Media Room provides access to news
stories that have appeared on the website over the last two years.
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Other Helpful Travel Information
Serious Eats -
"A website focused on celebrating and sharing food enthusiasm through
blogs and online community." It contains global dining advice, tips,
recipes, recommendations, news and opinions.
This site provides links to many types of travel videos including user
uploads, tourist board videos, and professional content. This site also
features a blog.
Vayama - The first
site100% dedicated to booking international flights online. Vayama
features a map-based interface tool to help you book your international
flight plans, a 3-D seat map, destination information such as: city
guides, detailed city maps, ground transportation, and travel blogs.
Hotelicopter.com - "Hotelicopter was founded in 2006 to build the world’s
leading hotel search platform. Today, the hotelicopter
network™ connects 160,000 hotels to millions of travelers actively
engaged in booking a hotel room online."
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Contacting the Teacher
Janet Zinck teaches the TVL 275 Current Issues
in Travel & Tourism course. Students taking the TVL 275 course can
contact her by e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org and by telephone at (585) 292-2187 and (585)
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