Books24x7 Adds New Hospitality & Tourism Collection and Breaks 10,000 Title Barrier

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Books24x7 - the online book and referenceware specialist – can now offer subscribers more than 10,000 titles across its 11 collections after announcing a new relationship with leading publishers in the hospitality and tourism sectors.

Branded ‘HospitalityPro’, the latest collection consists of a fully-searchable group of resources to assist in hotel management, food and beverage operations, casino management and other topics relevant to hospitality professionals.

The arrangement involves leading publishers such a Butterworth-Heinemann. Commenting on the deal, Duncan Enright, publishing director of business books at Elsevier said: “For many years Elsevier has been publishing books to help people progress in their careers and achieve their goals, and our Butterworth-Heinemann books are well known as essential tools in the hospitality and tourism industries.

“Books24x7’s new HospitalityPro collection is a perfect complement to Elsevier’s book offerings, and will give hospitality and tourism professionals a great resource when seeking to solve problems, learn new skills or get on at work.”

Kevin Young, general manager of SkillSoft, EMEA, added: “Books24x7 focuses on unlocking the knowledge within today’s best reference books by transforming them into searchable digital databases. Individuals with access to the HospitalityPro collection will be able to refer to the latest techniques, best practice and top thinking on a wide variety of subjects ranging from guest satisfaction and employee management to compliance and revenue-generation.”

The easy to use, collaborative collection allows hospitality professionals to increase their knowledge at the actual point of need. Subscribers can search across the whole collection by author, title, or by stipulating a specific topic. Within seconds, the powerful search engine will create a fully linked list of references drawn from the entire content of titles such as:

Vanhove/Economics of Tourism Destinations; Leslie/International Cultural Tourism;

Novelli/Niche Tourism;

Horner/Leisure Management;

Morgan/Destination Branding;

Ramsley/Developing Hospitality Properties and Facilities; Masterman/Strategic Sports Event Management;

Hall/Food Tourism Around the World;

Fyall/Managing Visitor Attractions: New Directions; Sloan/Culinary Taste;

Williams/Understanding the Hospitality Consumer; Guilding/Financial Management for Hospitality Decision Makers;

Lashley/Empowerment: HR Strategies for Service Excellence;

Lashley & Morrison/In Search of Hospitality;

Eastham et al/Food Supply Chain Management; Theobald/Global Tourism;

Glaesser/Crisis Management in the Tourism Industry; Hall/Wine Tourism;

Hanlon/Managing Airports;

Jones/Flight Catering.

Books24x7 is a subsidiary of SkillSoft plc. Other collections include BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, FinancePro, EngineeringPro, ExecSummaries and ExecBlueprints. Books24x7 works closely with a diverse group of leading publishers, ensuring complete copyright adherence. New titles and materials are added to the collections on a daily basis, with RSS feeds and email notifications alerting subscribers to recent additions.

Corporate and agency subscription rates for HospitalityPro are based on a variety of factors, including number of users and contract duration. Discounts are available for those organisations licensing HospitalityPro as an add-on to other Books24x7 collections.

Readers wanting further information about HospitalityPro and/or other Books24x7 collections should contact Richard Lane.

About Books24x7® (http://www.books24x7.com)

Books24x7®, a subsidiary of SkillSoft PLC, offers subscription clients online access to more than 10,000 IT and business books, book summaries, reports, and best practices. Books24x7's patent-pending technology platform enables users to pinpoint business-critical information quickly by performing multi-tier, online searches of the company's Referenceware® collections: ITPro™, BusinessPro™, EngineeringPro™, FinancePro™, HospitalityPro ™, ExecBlueprints™, ExecSummaries™, ExecSuite™, GovEssentials™, OfficeEssentials™, and Well-BeingEssentials™.

Books24x7® Referenceware® bridges the gap between what employees know and what they need to know in hundreds of leading organizations, including Bank of America, CSC, Deloitte, EDS and Lockheed Martin. The company has relationships with more than 290 leading publishers, including AMACOM, Apress, ASTD, Harvard Business School Press, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Press and John Wiley & Sons.

About SkillSoft (NASDAQ: SKIL – http://www.skillsoft.com)

SkillSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive e-learning content and technology products for business and IT professionals within global enterprises. SkillSoft's multi-modal learning solutions support and enhance the speed and effectiveness of both formal and informal learning processes and integrate SkillSoft's in-depth content resources, learning management system, virtual classroom technology and support services.

Content offerings include SkillSoft's business, IT, desktop and compliance courseware collections and BusinessPro™, ITPro™, OfficeEssentials™, FinancePro™, EngineeringPro™, GovEssentials™, ExecSummaries™ and ExecBlueprints™ collections from Books24x7®. SkillSoft's complementary technologies include SkillPort®, the company's learning management system with its powerful Search-and-Learn™ technology and premium add-on modules, and SkillSoft® Dialogue™ virtual classroom, a tool that allows customers to create and deliver effective blended learning programs using custom content and off-the-shelf learning resources.

SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

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