Hospitality industry

The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, food and drink service, event planning, theme parks, transportation, cruise line, traveling, airline and additional fields within the tourism industry.[1]

The hospitality industry is an industry that depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. A hospitality unit such as a restaurant, hotel, or an amusement park consists of multiple groups such as facility maintenance and direct operations (servers, housekeepers, porters, kitchen workers, bartenders, management, marketing, and human resources etc.).

Hospitality industry concentrates on customer's satisfaction by creating good services and products that will meet their needs. This is a very competitive industry since there can be various types of product and service such as the diversity of cuisine, dining options, drive-through option, variety of beverage, different hotel's themes, etc. Therefore, it is important for service providers to establish a good relationship with customers, so that they will come back for more.

Before structuring as an industry, the historical roots of hospitality was in the western world in the form of social assistance mainly for Christian pilgrims directed to Rome. For such a reason, the eldest public hospital in Europe was the Ospedale di Santo Spirito in Sassia founded in Rome in the 8th century.[2] on the model of the oriental world.


See also


  1. "Industries at a Glance: Leisure and Hospitality". Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. Mattoni, Silvia, et al. "From a Pope’s nightmare, a great public health institution: the Santo Spirito in Saxia Hospital, in Rome." Italian Journal of Public Health 7.2 (2012)
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