What is the meaning / definition of the Hospitality Industry?

The Hospitality Industry is part of the service industry and is comprised of 5 major sub-sectors which include:

  • Food & Beverage (e.g. restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs);
  • Travel & tourism (transportation);
  • Events (e.g. festivals, concerts, conferences, ceremonies, weddings);
  • Lodging (e.g. hotels, B&Bs, resorts, hostels, motels);
  • Recreation (e.g. leisure park, relaxation).

At its core, the hospitality business industry concerns itself with providing products and services to people which assist in recreation and supporting the well-being of people. The hospitality sector includes different activities, which the main goal is to provide service and customer’s satisfaction (providing hospitality).

See also:


Hotel Services