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Hotel, Tourism, and Events Management

Your starting point for research and study in the area of hotel and tourism management.

Look for data and statistics in hotel and tourism areas?

Below are the commonly used databases that contain useful data for students and researchers working in SHTM's subject areas.

Statista provides market research, quantitative data, statistics, business, and marketing related information from travel, tourism, hospitality, and other industries. You can explore the available data from examples below, or simply watch the video tutorials created by Statista.

Basic Search

You can simply make use of the Google-like search box below to make a search for any topic.  Detailed steps here.


Presents up-to-date figures and key performance indicators like sales, revenue, and prices in different consumer and digital markets. Detailed steps here.


You can download market studies, industry reports, brand reports, country reports, and many other studies from Statista with the steps here.

Global Survey

The Statista Global Consumer Survey allows you to find insights on different topics from different countries and markets. Steps for building tailor-made tables here.

Passport provides information on detailed market size, country parameters, forecast data, consumer lifestyles, business sources, as well as marketing profile and analysis in travel, tourism, lodging, luxury foodservice, luxury hotels, fine wines, and other industries.

You can explore the available data from examples below, or simply watch the video tutorials created by Passport.

Search by Categories

Pick up a topic from the pull-down menu under Search All Categories with steps here.

Travel Industry Homepage

You can also try to browse for the available information from the travel industry homepage by clicking on Industries > Services > Travel from the homepage.

Travel Overview Dashboards

An interactive dashboard that provides high-level trends and growth forecasts.  You can find this dashboard on the travel industry homepage.  

Hong Kong Tourism Board PartnerNet allows you to download research and statistics of visitor profile, tourism expenditure, hotel supply, cruise, and other information in the tourism industry of Hong Kong.

It is an open webpage that can be accessed by the general public. However, you are required to login with the password provided in order to access its Research PublicationsMarket Summary, Travel Operator List, and Tourism Statistics Database:

  1. Visit Hong Kong Tourism Board research & Statistics online, and click on the Online Access button. 
  2. Click on the URL provided. Note down the username and password for login later. Do not disclose the username and password to parties outside the University.
  3. You will be asked to login when you click on Research PublicationsMarket SummaryTravel Operator List, or Tourism Statistics Database under Research & Statistics.
  4. Login with the username and password provided in step 2.

Research Publications:

Market Summary:

Travel Operator List:

Tourism Statistics Database:

CEIC China Database extensively covers data and statistics from the government and industrial statistics agencies which provide you helpful data related to China's economics, tourism sector, and hotel sector.

Below is an example to access information in CEIC:

  1. Click on China Premium Database.
  2. Select the topic you are interested in.

  3. Drag and drop the information to the Line, Table, Area, or Map sections in CEIC. You can then view and download the information.

    You can also learn more about how to use CEIC from their tutorials as indicated above.

Please note that the number of concurrent user for the CEIC China Database is one only. This means that you may need to wait until the previous user quits the database if it is currently using by another user.

UNWTO e-Library is a fully cross-searchable interactive database offering a vast number of high-quality UNWTO publications including books, journals, and statistics. It also provides access to a growing number of documents which can be defined as 'gray literature.' The latest statistical information and aggregated data on inbound and outbound tourism are very conveniently presented within the 'Tourism Factbook.'

UNWTO Tourism Data Dashboard under COVID-19 response

The UNWTO Tourism Data Dashboard provides statistics and insights on key indicators for inbound and outbound tourism at the global, regional and national levels. Data covers tourist arrivals, tourism share of exports and contribution to GDP, source markets, seasonality, and accommodation.  Follow the steps below to access the information:

  1. Click on the COVID-19 response from the homepage.
  2. You can then find the Tourism Data Dashboard under Resources.

Google Dataset Search

Google Dataset Search is a user-friendly search engine for searching freely available data from the internet. It was launched in September 2018 by Google, and the beta version was completed in January 2020.

You can access data using the Google Dataset Search with the steps below:

  1. Input keywords and conduct a search.
  2. Apply proper filters to find the right data you are looking for.
  3. You can then click on the link provided on the result page and get to the data.

The Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) provides statistics covering various social and economic aspects of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Statistics - Browse by Statistical Subject

You can browse Hong Kong statistics by subjects with the steps below:

  1. Visit the C&SD homepage.
  2. Mouse-over Hong Kong Statistics on the sidebar.
  3. Click on Browse by Statistical Subject.
  4. You can then browse for the statistic, as well as relevant publications and tables.

Click to see steps in screenshots