According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the travel and tourism industry employs approximately 231 million people and generates more than 10.4 percent of world gross domestic product, making it one of the fastest-growing economic sectors and a major player in international commerce. Business Reference Services of the Library’s Science, Technology and Business Division has developed a guide that focuses on general resources of the travel and tourism industry, including Web sites, print resources, statistical sources and Library of Congress Catalog searches.
Business and Economics Research Advisor, or BERA, is an ongoing series of reference and research guides on subjects related to business and economics. Other issues cover topics like globalization, the sports industry and international economics and trade.
Business Reference Services is the starting point for conducting research at the Library in the subject areas of business and economics. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of business assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of business and economics materials.