About Travel and Tourism Industry
The hospitality industry is part of a larger enterprise known as the travel and tourism industry. This industry is a vast group business with one goal in common: that is to provide necessary or desired products and services to travellers.
Travel and tourism industry has now become the largest civilian industry in the world, according to statistics one out of every ten person worldwide is part of the Travel and tourism industry.
Travel and Tourism industry are divided into five major parts as shown below . Lodging operations stands apart from other travel and tourism business as they offer overnight stay for the guests.
Under lodging operations comes Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Timeshare Hotels, Condominiums, Conference Centres, B&B, Casinos Etc. Lodging operations is the largest sector under Travel and Tourism Industry.
Ships, Air planes, Autos, Bus, Railways, Metro's, Bikes, Limousines all comes under the Transportation Services in the Travel and tourism industry.
Food and Beverage Operations:
Restaurant, Lodging Properties Retail stores, Vending Machines, Catering, Snack Bars, Cruise Ships, Bars, Banquets, Out Door Catering all Comes under the F&B operations sector.
Gift Shops, Souvenir shops, Handicraft Shops, Art Shops, Markets etc.
Recreation, Businesses, Entertainment, Amusement Parks, Study Trips, Sporting Events, Ethnic Festivals Etc.