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Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure Collectionhospitality icon
Includes content from industry journals, travel guides and magazines. this collection provides coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field – including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

Tourism Guides
Includes restaurant and hotel reviews in cities around the world.

Travel articles and excerpts from Frommer’s guidebooks.

I LOVE NEW YORK: The Official New York State Tourism Website

Lonely Planet
Online version of the popular off-the-beaten-track guides.

National Park Service

NYC & Company: New York City’s Official Tourism Website

Rick Steves’ Europe

Rough Guides Travel

Reviews of hotels, destinations, and attractions.

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Transportation and Reservations

*The Library does not endorse any particular travel service or company.

511NY-Get Connected To Go
New York State’s official traffic and travel information source features real-time New York State roadway conditions, transit info and travel links.


Expedia Travel


“Compares hundreds of travel sites at once.”





Urban Rail
Site includes maps, photos, helpful current information and historical information on public transportation for major cities around the world.

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Travel Abroad

BBC Country Profiles
Get the latest news, maps and video about countries around the world. Site also delves into history, economy and politics with timelines, news clips and past articles.

Currency Converter
This site converts over 164 foreign currencies.

EZ Boarder Crossings
Wait times between the United States and Canada

Niagara Falls Bridges
Wait times between the United States and Canada at Niagara Falls

Travel and Living Abroad
From the U.S. Department of State. Includes passport, visa, and U.S. customs information.

Travel Warnings
From the U.S. Department of State

Travelers’ Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health recommendations for traveling.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Embassies and Consulates

U.S. Visa Policy

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City Information

City profiles, a cost of living calculator, and a “Find Your Best Place” tool.

Cities and Buildings Database
A collection of images of cities and buildings from around the world. Search for buildings by country, city, style, title, architect, or date of construction.
Profiles of cities and counties that include census data, genealogical resources, and historical images. Each search then provides links to local information such as the chamber of commerce, media, government, weather past and present, military installations, obituaries, museums, attractions, and more.

Detailed information, including demographics, economic indicators, schools, transportation, and more for over 2600 U.S. cities.

World Chamber of Commerce Directory
Includes tourist information bureaus and embassies.

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Atlapedia Online
Maps and profiles of countries of the world.

Background Notes
Country profiles from the U.S. Department of State.

50 States and Capitals
An extensive listing of facts on each state. Includes links to other sites for more information.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Identifies place names throughout the world.

Library of Congress Country Studies
Note: “Studies included here were published between 1988 and 1998. Information on some countries may no longer be up to date.”

A computational knowledge engine covering 29 diverse areas, including socioeconomic data, statistics and data analysis. Useful for all education levels.

The World Factbook
Country profiles and reference maps from the CIA.

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Maps & Directions

Google Maps


The National Map
National maps and geographic information, including printable reference and outline maps of the U.S. and individual states.

National Geographic MapMachine

Ordering U.S. Geological Survey Products

Topographic maps.

Yahoo! Maps
Interactive maps, driving directions, and business finders.

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