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Hospitality and Tourism

The hospitality industry includes a wide variety of different types of businesses and companies that make up the service sector of the workforce. Typically, the hospitality industry is divided into three broad categories with each area having many subcategories:

Food and Beverage, Entertainment and Recreation

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Nightclubs
  • Fast food eateries
  • Theme parks
  • Clubs
  • Casinos


  • Resorts
  • Hotels
  • Motels
  • Inns
  • Campgrounds
  • Hostels
  • Serviced apartments
  • Public houses

Travel and Tourism Support

  • Travel agents
  • Airline cabin staff
  • Cruise line cabin staff
  • Travel technology staff including IT workers
  • Event planners
  • Tour guides
  • Types of Jobs in the Hospitality Industry

Each area of the hospitality industry provides many white and blue collar jobs ranging from entry-level workers to skilled professionals. 

Depending on the type of business, the positions may include:  

  • Management
  • Direct service personnel (housekeepers, servers, kitchen workers, bartenders, porters and others)
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Building and facility maintenance