Useful links

Below is an overview of leading organizations in the sector that provide information about new developments in the sector and global markets. Some also provide webinars.

UN World Tourism Organisation Statistics

Get the latest and most up-to-date tourism statistics for all the countries and regions around the world.

Data available (at a charge) on:

  • inbound tourism
  • domestic tourism
  • outbound tourism
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World Travel and Tourism Council

WTTC produces reports and forecasts of the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism for 184 countries and 25 geographic or economic regions in the world. The reports include:

  • Country reports
  • Regional reports
  • Benchmark reports
  • 10-year forecasts on future growth, economic importance and social influence
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China National Tourism Administration

China National Tourism Administration is the State Council’s agency in charge of tourism. Its main responsibilities include outbound tourism.

  • Coordinates 20 overseas offices
  • Establishes and implements market development strategies for outbound tourism
  • Establishes and implements policies on outbound tourism
  • Promotes international communication and cooperates with international tourist organizations
  • Gathers and publishes news on the Chinese tourism market
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Middle East Market Profile

Market report on food export to Middle East countries aimed to support USA food exporters

  • Food retail, food service and food processing sector
  • List of best product prospects for exporting
  • For free
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Grocery Retail Trends in the United Arab Emirates

Export support market report for Canadian food exporters focused on the United Arab Emirates market

  • Retail market trends
  • Consumer trends
  • Retail market share structure
  • Recommendations for exporters
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Opportunities in the Food Industry

Report analyzing market opportunities in Chinese food industry for foreign suppliers

  • Food market trends
  • Buyers of imported food
  • Food safety issues
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Exporting Food Products to China: Labeling and Customs Inspections

Practical guide to labeling and customs inspections when exporting foodstuff to China

  • Obstacles to exporting
  • Rules and procedures
  • The importance of the reputation of the Chinese importer
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Drinks International

Drinks International is the only magazine devoted exclusively to the global spirits, wines and beers markets

  • News for international drink buyers
  • Latest developments and trends
  • Market reports
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Spirits Europe

Association of European spirits companies

  • Priorities market for the spirits sector
  • Trade policies and market access
  • Challenges facing the industry


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Exporting Fresh Fruit and Vegetables to China

A market overview and guide for foreign suppliers to China

  • Market entry strategies
  • Distribution Channels
  • Opportunities and Challenges
  • Recommendations to Companies Wanting to Export to China
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State of the Plate

Study of America’s consumption of fruit and vegetables

  • Consumption trends
  • Forecasts
  • Beer
  • Wine and spirits
  • Tea and Coffee
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Beverage Industry

Beverage Industry Magazine is the information source for analyzing trends, formulation, technology and products shaping the beverage industry focused on the USA markets

  • Water and soft drinks
  • Fruit juices
  • Beer
  • Wine and spirits
  • Tea and Coffee
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IEG Vu (formerly FOODNEWS) is the only global publication that covers processed food commodities. Read by decision makers in over 80 countries

  • The leading online information service for the food & beverage industry
  • Daily market and price information
  • Beverages, canned, frozen and dried products
  • Market analysis and forecasts
  • Available upon subscription
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Medicinal Product Regulation and Product Liability in the United Arab Emirates: An Overview

Practical guidance for the United Arab Emirates pharmaceutical market:

  • Legislation and regulatory authorities
  • Marketing and regulatory compliance
  • Possibility to ask additional questions
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Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China

This website provides:

  • List of cosmetic ingredients approved by Chinese administration
  • Downloadable Microsoft Excel document with more than 8600 entries
  • Instruction how to register and ingredient if it is not on the list for free
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Cosmetics Business News

Cosmetics Business provides news and information to and about the cosmetics, personal care, fragrance and beauty industries though various print, digital and live platforms

  • Soap, Perfumery and Cosmetics (SPC)
  • Cosmetics Business Markets (CBM)
  • Cosmetics Business News (CBN)
  • Pure Beauty (PB)
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Nutraceuticals Now

Nutraceuticals Now provides the latest information on functional products and ingredients which are defined as having a disease preventing and/or health promoting benefits

  • News
  • Library
  • Features
  • Yearly subscription of 150 British pounds
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The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe.

  • News about EU industry
  • Specialized in regulation and representation of European industry
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Premium Beauty News

A website devoted to professionals of the cosmetics and beauty industries (fragrance, toiletries, skincare, face care and hair care products, make-up) and related sectors (e.g. wellness products, diet and supplement foods).

  • News on markets and trends, regulations, R&D, companies and industry
  • Special issues market reports
  • Webinars
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Cosmetics Design Europe

News on Cosmetics Formulation and Packaging

  • Possibility to filter news for Europe, US and Asia – Pacific markets
  • Weekly and daily free newsletters
  • Filter news by categories: skin care, hair care, color cosmetics, fragrance, nutriocosmetics and packaging
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Natural Products INSIDER

Print, online and e-mail resource for marketers, manufacturers and formulators of dietary supplements, healthy foods and cosmeceuticals

  • Filter articles by category
  • Contract manufacturing insights
  • Ingredient buying center
  • Reports and webinars
  • International Buyers Guide directory
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Nutritional Outlook

Nutrition and healthy ingredients business magazine focused on the USA market

  • Daily News
  • Nutra-Q – online supplier database
  • Get listed in supplier database for free
  • Contract manufacturing
  • Market research
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The North American Market for Natural Products

ITC market report for Andean and African Products

  • Market access
  • Prices
  • Supplier Qualifications
  • List of contacts of importers, wholesalers, distributors and trade associations
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News magazine on functional, health and food ingredients market

  • New health ingredients
  • Market trends
  • Business & marketing
  • Regulatory affairs
  • New patents
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The International Fragrance Association

IFRA is association of fragrance companies emphasizing the standards for fragrance materials improving good manufacturing practices of member companies according to the available scientific recommendations

  • News
  • Standards
  • Codes of Practice
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World Economic Forum

As an international organization for public-private cooperation, the World Economic Forum regularly publishes reports on relevant subjects. Some of the publications include:

  • Disruptive innovation in financial services: A blueprint for digital
  • The future of financial infrastructure: An ambitious look at how blockchain can reshape financial services
  • The Role of Financial Services in Society: Understanding the impact of technology-enabled innovation on financial stability
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Strategy& is PwC’s strategic consulting team that provides insights into innovation and crucial trends that shape industries and the financial services sector. The website offers a wide range of articles on:

  • Global innovation
  • Industry trends
  • Financial services trends
  • How to respond
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PwC- Project Blue

PwC’s Project Blue provides analyses about major trends that redefine the financial services sector: “Assessing the future trends for financial services.” It helps you assess how these developments affect your company and line of business. Project Blue offers:

  • Input from industry leaders
  • Extensive research and publications on game changing trends
  • Ideas for developing a pro-active response
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International Furnishings and Design Association’s (IFDA)

IFDA stimulates collaboration within the furnishings and design industry. It provides members with tools and resources to enhance their business. Services include:

  • Network of organizations in the furnishings and design industry, including designers, producers and distributers.
  • Expertise
  • Industry newsletter
  • Webinars
  • Events
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Alliance for Artisan Enterprise

Alliance for Artisan Enterprise supports the artisan sector to create jobs, increase incomes, enhance cultural heritage and promote development. Services include:

  • Network of organizations in the artisan value chain, including artisan businesses, social enterprises, online marketplaces and government agencies
  • Artisan Innovation Workshop
  • Digital Learning Series
  • Research reports
  • Events
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Association For Creative Industries (AFCI)

AFCI is the premier trade association for the global creative arts products industries. Its members include manufacturers, retailers and distributors. AFCI provides:

  • Research
  • Education, including webinars
  • Live and online events
  • Member directory for registered users
  • Marketing/advertising opportunities
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International Trade Centre (ITC)

ITC supports the internationalization of small and medium enterprises. It provides information and references for the creative industries,  textile & clothing, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food products. For example:

  • Market research & surveys
  • Product trends
  • Market information portals
  • Business directories
  • Online marketplaces
  • Professional associations
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World Maritime News

World Maritime News includes news and updates on markets, projects, vessels, equipment, research, shipyards, shipping companies and the authorities dominating these markets.

  • News by 12 different topics
  • News by region
  • List of events
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10 global trends affecting supply and demand in the container shipping industry

10 global maritime trends report published by Maritime-Insight after the executive meeting with business leaders in the maritime cluster.

  • Key drivers of the maritime business
  • Challenges and possibilities
  • Demand and supply trends explained
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Future Trends in the Shipping Industry

When looking towards the future of maritime shipping, a few emerging trends can be observed. They include:

  • Bigger and better
  • Specialisation is good
  • Green is the future
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NOAA market news

USA national marine fisheries service.

  • Detailed monthly fisheries statistics for USA (by region) and for Japan
  • Customized market prices information by species
  • Reports and publications
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Leading provider of seafood news and information, covering seafood marketing, seafood processing, commercial fisheries and aquaculture.

  • News and seafood market highlights
  • Price tracking and market news application
  • Market access and sustainability
  • Videos
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The leading international seafood industry resource.

  • Information on supply and trade
  • Aquaculture news from the globe
  • Suppliers directory
  • Subscription provides market prices, market reports, webinars and more
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Leading market portal which brings global business news and information for the seafood industry. Filter news by specific region or by fish species

  • Latest price news
  • Company information
  • Information on supply and demand
  • Possibility to purchase market reports with the names of importing companies
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