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International Organizations

  • World Tourism Organization - UNWTO
    The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO/OMT), a specialized agency of the United Nations, is the leading international organization in the field of tourism. Most of the information on the site deals with tourism policy issues including sustainable development and ethics. There aren’t many free reports and publications, but this is a useful site for researching the travel and tourism industry.
  • World Travel & Tourism Council
    This site deals with international travel and tourism. Information is provided for professionals, researchers and consumers. The site provides access to travel and tourism market research reports and lots of specific reports for various countries.
  • The International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education

Professional Organizations

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association - AH&LA
    The web site for AHLA, which represents the hotel and lodging industry. Some free content, some only available to members. For free content, there is information on government regulations relating to travel and lodging, events and conferences, a career center, diversity resources, industry history and news, and a list of the top 50 hotel companies.
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association
    The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) is the largest national membership organization representing the interests and needs of recreational therapists.
  • California Restaurant Association
    The California Restaurant Association provides ultimate access to the resources and support restaurant professionals need to lead thriving businesses, while serving as conscientious, contributing members of an unparalleled industry.
  • Meeting Professionals International
    MPI—founded in 1972—believes that meeting and event planners serve a critical role in the success of business, and is committed to giving its members the very best in professional development, business opportunities and a vibrant industry community.
  • National Recreation and Park Association - NRPA
    National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation and conservation.
  • U.S. Travel Association
    U.S. Travel is a national organization that leverages the collective strength of those who benefit from travel to grow their business beyond what they can do individually.