Get to Know the Hospitality/Travel Industry
Mintel Oxygen Browse the market research reports in the Lifestyles and Travel catagories.
Themed Entertainment Association Find attendance statistics for theme and water parks as well as operational guidelines
U.S. Travel Association Industry advocacy association providing data, forecasts and survey results
Association of Travel Marketing Executives Professional association offering forum for idea generation and exchange among marketing professionals in the travel and tourism industries.
International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management
Guides to Tourism Marketing
All print books will be placed on 2 day Reserve at Falvey Memorial Library to ensure access.
Marketing for Hospitality & Tourism/ Kotler
Heads in Beds: Hospitality & Tourism Marketing/ Raza
Handbook of Marketing Research Methodologies for Hospitality & Tourism
Marketing for Travel & Tourism/Middleton ebook
Check out the Competition
Google "christmas attractions" or "christmas in [any location within the Hershey target market] and use the following travel sites and travel publications to identify holiday travel packages and destinations. If after you have identiied the competitive destinations and packages, contact me with questions about how to dig deeper.
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (EBSCO)
Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more.
Philadelphia Business Journal (American City Business Journals)
Contains the complete text of articles covered beginning with 1981. It DOES NOT include advertising, calendar listings, horoscopes, sports statistics, stock tables, weather, weddings, engagements and puzzles.
Searchable full text access to Philadelphia Business Journal and their Book of Lists with a 10 year archive of content. With 39 additional cities covered in the Business Journals, this is a great source for intelligence about local business conditions and trends.
Get to Know Your Target Market
SRDS (Kantar Media)
Search and browse for datasets on topics ranging from banking to criminal justice to economic indicators to health to labor to natural resources and transportation gleaned from government agencies, private exchanges and international organizations. Statistical Datasets supports customized graphing, mapping and even some common statistical functions.
MRI University Internet Reporter
Standard Rate and Data Service (SRDS) media planners directories for consumer magazines, newspapers, and out of home advertising.
MRI University Internet Reporter is a platform for the results of a national consumer survey useful for gaining insights into target markets and their media usage. Only currently enrolled faculty, students and staff may use this resource for academic research and teaching. Commercial use of this data is not permitted.
Registration with a Villanova email address is required. Follow these registration instructions
Plan the Advertising & Promotional Mix/Budget
SRDS Media Solutions Suite of directories for media planners within traditonal channels.
Ad$Summary Reference work with historical ad spending by brand.
e-Marketer Database bringing together statistics and reports on digital marketing.
Advertising Red Book Traditional directory of advertising agencies
MRI+ Advertising rates for consumer magazines only.
Check out the commercials for christmas destinations on YouTube to see what's been done
Craft the perfect copy Adweek Copywriting, Gabay' Copywriters Compendium
Advertising Age Datacenter
Make the Connection between Academic Marketing Research & Practice
Journal of Travel Research
Journal of Vacation Marketing
Annals of Tourism
Browse these journals and search for additional articles on effective marketing campaigns or consumer behavior in Business Source Premier, ABI/Inform and TRID or TRB Publications Index (transportation research databases).
Get Help with your Survey & Focus Group Research
The following resources will help you design an effective consumer survey. Most of these resources were found by searching the Falvey Memorial Library Catalog for subject terms such as social surveys or focused group interviewing. These aren't necessarily the best resource they are just a random sample!
Handbook of Online Marketing Research
Handbook for Focus Group Research
Survey Research Methods
How to Conduct Surveys a Step by Step Guide
Focus Groups a Practical Guide for Applied Research
Encyclopedia of Survey Research Methods
Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods
Make an appointment with Linda Hauck to get help with your research project