THE DEFINITION AND STRUCTURE OF HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

E. O. Pokhomchikova
2014 Bulletin of Kemerovo State University  
There is no consistent approach to defining «hospitality industry» in modern scientific publications. In the paper the meaning content of term «industry» is analyzed. The criteria of an industry were determined, namely: size, interrelation of activities, employment numbers, contribution to national income, growth rate. The assessment of Russian and world hospitality activity according to these criteria was performed, and conclusions were made. Foreign and Russian authors' definitions of the
more » ... initions of the concepts «hospitality» and «hospitality industry» are investigated. The problem of «hospitality industry» and «tourism industry» differentiation and correlation is detected. The structure of hospitality industry is considered. The author concluded that hospitality industry should be considered in the loose and narrow meanings; the definitions are presented.
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