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Hospitality Research:
Timeshare & Vacation Ownership Industry

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Introduction

This guide is designed to help you begin researching topics related to the timeshare and vacation ownership industry. For more assistance, please Ask a Rosen Librarian.

A printable version of this guide is also available:
Timeshare PDF (42 KB).


Finding Books

Reference Sources
It is often a good idea to begin your research in the following types of sources, which are designed to be consulted for topic overview or for authoritative information. In many cases, they contain vital information that cannot be found anywhere else.

Title Call Number
gold ball Directory of Hotel and Lodging Companies Rosen REF TX907 .D5
gold ball Economic Impact of the Timeshare Industry on the Florida Economy Rosen REF HD7287.67 .U5 F63 2006
gold ball Economic Impact of the Timeshare Industry on the U.S. Economy Rosen REF HD7287.67 .U5 U55 2006
gold ball Future Timeshare Buyers: Market Profile Rosen REF HD7289.2 .F88
gold ball International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management Rosen REF TX905 .I68 2005
gold ball Outlook for Travel & Tourism Rosen REF G155 .U6 M273
gold ball Perspectives on Timesharing: The Consumer View Rosen REF HD7287.67 .U5 P47 2007
gold ball Plunkett's Airline, Hotel, & Travel Industry Almanac Rosen REF TX907.2 .P58
gold ball State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry: United States Study Rosen REF HD7287.67 .U5 S73 2008
gold ball Timeshare Vacation Ownership Resort Directory Rosen REF HD7287.65 .T564
gold ball Travel & Leisure Market Research Handbook Rosen REF G155 .U6 T74
gold ball U.S. Membership Profile Rosen REF HD7289.2 .M46
gold ball Vacation Timeshare Owners Report Rosen REF HD7287.67 .U5 V33 2008

The above list is not comprehensive, and certain topics may be covered in sources listed on the Rosen Research Guides on Travel & Tourism, Lodging, or Statistics/Demographics.


Browsing
Circulating books relating to the timeshare and vacation ownership industry are generally found in the following call number ranges:

  • HD7289.2 (timeshares, vacation ownership)
  • TX901 - TX 946, especially TX907 - TX911.3 (general and various subtopics)
  • KFs (law)
  • NA7800s (design, architecture)

For more information about the location of books, consult the library catalog.

Library Catalog
Through the UCF Library Catalog, you can locate books, journals, audiovisuals, government documents, and other types of materials.  You can search the catalog by Keyword, Author, Title, Subject, and many other ways.

For assistance with searching the UCF Library Catalog, see the Rosen Research Guide on Finding Books, or Ask a Rosen Librarian.

Finding Articles

Browsing Periodicals
The following periodicals may contain helpful information about the timeshare and vacation ownership industry. General hospitality/tourism periodicals may also have relevant material on the industry. To find articles on a specific topic, you may need to use one of our databases. A  Grad Cap  denotes a scholarly (peer-reviewed) source.

 
Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (online - UCF patrons only) Journal of Retail & Leisure Property (online - UCF patrons only)
gold ball Developments: The Voice of the Vacation Ownership Industry gold ball Resort Trades
gold ball Hotel & Motel Management gold ball Resort Trades Management & Operations
gold ball Hotel Business gold ball Vacation Industry Review

Databases
To find articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers about your topic, you may need to use one of UCF's many databases. (Note: if you are off campus, click here to find out how to access library databases using your UCF ID card.)

To find databases that are typically most useful for the study of hospitality, click on the Database Locator tab on our homepage, and then choose the subject Hospitality. Some useful databases for timeshare research include:

  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete: Includes scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, with coverage from the 1960s to the present.
  • Leisure Tourism Abstracts: Indexes journals from the fields of leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality, tourism, and culture, with coverage from the 1970s to the present.
  • ABI Inform: A general business database that indexes articles on advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, product information, company histories, and more, with coverage from the early 1900s to to the present.
  • Business Source Premier: A general business database that indexes articles in business, management, economics, finance, banking, investment, and more, with coverage from the 1960s to the present.
  • Mintel Current: A general database that contains current in-depth market analysis reports, what's hot articles, and news on the travel industry, including timeshares.

For a more detailed overview of how to use our databases, see the Rosen Research Guide titled Finding Articles.

Finding Other Materials

Websites
The Internet is generally not a good place to find scholarly information on the timeshare industry. However, you may find helpful information on the American Resort Development Associationís (ARDA) webpage. You may also wish to explore the websites listed on our Helpful Websites page.

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A printable version of this guide is also available: Timeshare PDF (42 KB)


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