Ch 1: Hospitality Industry Overview

About This Chapter

This entertaining chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the hospitality industry to boost your knowledge as you study for an exam, complete an assignment or develop your professional skills. Short lessons, mini quizzes and a practice exam make learning about this industry simple and effective!

Hospitality Industry Overview - Chapter Summary

If you are interested in getting a quality understanding of the hospitality industry, this chapter can help. Learn the history, services and functions of this industry with help from entertaining lessons you can access via any computer, smartphone or tablet. Gain greater insight into tourism management, various hospitality sectors, and the growth and future of the hospitality industry. Test your understanding by taking multiple-choice lesson quizzes and a practice exam.

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Define and describe the hospitality industry
  • Discuss the history and origin of the hospitality industry
  • List the hospitality industry's services and sectors
  • Describe products and characteristics of the hospitality industry
  • Share details about skills, competition and turnover in the hospitality industry
  • Examine hospitality industry statistics and analysis
  • Provide details about the hospitality industry's growth and future
  • Show an understanding of tourism management
  • Describe the recreation, leisure, gaming, conference and event sectors
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hospitality industry case studies and research
  • Explain the role of company mission statements
  • Differentiate between program objectives, vision statements and mission statements

13 Lessons in Chapter 1: Hospitality Industry Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Hospitality Industry: Definition & Overview

1. Hospitality Industry: Definition & Overview

What is the hospitality industry? This lesson defines all aspects of the hospitality industry and explains different areas within the industry, its main focus, and factors that impact the industry.

Hospitality Industry: History & Origin

2. Hospitality Industry: History & Origin

The background of the hospitality industry is quite diverse and spans many countries and time periods. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the history of the hospitality industry.

Sectors & Services of the Hospitality Industry

3. Sectors & Services of the Hospitality Industry

Visiting a new location is often something we all look forward to. Whether it's a yearly event or something that is a rare treat, each time we jump on a plane, stay in a hotel, or eat at a restaurant we are participating in the hospitality industry.

Hospitality Industry: Products & Characteristics

4. Hospitality Industry: Products & Characteristics

It's one of the biggest industries around, something that we've all participated in, whether in a job or as a customer. We're talking about the hospitality industry, and in this lesson we'll explore its many forms.

Hospitality Industry: Skills, Competition & Turnover

5. Hospitality Industry: Skills, Competition & Turnover

The hospitality industry employs a large part of the workforce, including workers at restaurants, hotels, and airports. This lesson will take a look at the specific skills needed in this service industry, the competition within the industry, and the challenges of turnover.

Hospitality Industry: Market Statistics & Analysis

6. Hospitality Industry: Market Statistics & Analysis

The hospitality industry has hit some highs and lows over the past decade. This lesson reviews the performance of the industry and considers the challenges for the future.

Hospitality Industry: Growth & Future

7. Hospitality Industry: Growth & Future

Hotels, restaurants, and flights make up the bulk of the hospitality industry. In this lesson, we will learn how this industry has grown and what the predictions say about the future. Come along as we learn more about the hospitality industry.

What is Tourism Management?

8. What is Tourism Management?

Tourism management is a broad field with many opportunities. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the basics of tourism management and gain some insight into a career in the industry.

What is the Recreation, Leisure & Gaming Sector?

9. What is the Recreation, Leisure & Gaming Sector?

The recreation, leisure, and gaming sector is comprised of many different organizations and sub-categories. In this lesson, we will look at how diversified this industry really is.

What is the Conference & Event Sector?

10. What is the Conference & Event Sector?

The conference and event sector is an important part of the hospitality and tourism market. This segment tailors to corporate and private gatherings for only a few to thousands of participants for conferences, meetings, and special functions.

Hospitality Industry: Case Study & Research

11. Hospitality Industry: Case Study & Research

The hospitality industry provides many examples of businesses navigating challenges to keep their company on the cutting edge. In this lesson, you'll learn more about Marriott and how they're fighting back against their competitors.

Company Mission Statements: Definition & Examples

12. Company Mission Statements: Definition & Examples

This lesson explains the role of a mission statement in an organization. Learn the definition of a mission statement, how they are created and how they are used.

Determining Program Objectives, Mission Statement & Vision

13. Determining Program Objectives, Mission Statement & Vision

In this lesson, we will discuss and differentiate between program objectives, mission statements, and vision statements. The lesson will also address important related factors.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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