RAPS Hospitality & Allied , the hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, restaurants, event planning, the parks, transportation, cruise line, and additional fields within the tourism industry. The hospitality industry is a several billion dollar industry that mostly depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income. A hospitality unit such as a restaurant, hotel, or even an amusement park consists of multiple groups such as facility maintenance, direct operations (servers, housekeepers, porters, kitchen workers, bartenders, etc.), management, marketing, and human resources.
TYPES OF HOSPITALITY OPERATIONS: The hospitality industry includes three major segments.
The first segment is commercial hospitality operations-the profit-oriented companies.
The second is the institutional segment-those facilities that are operated on a break-even basis.
The third is the military segment-those operations that include troop feeding and housing, as well as the various military clubs and military exchanges that exist within military installations. The second and third segments are collectively referred to as noncommercial hospitality operations.