Introduction to the Restaurant, Hotel & Hospitality Industry, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

At Plunkett Research, we look at the “hospitality” industry in a broad way, to include most types of services or sectors that serve freshly-prepared food and drinks to customers or provide lodging services to travelers.  That is, they literally provide hospitality to their paying guests.  Consequently, we include restaurants of all types, as well as catering, cafeterias, coffee shops and bars or taverns.  (However, we do not include the prepared foods sections of supermarkets.)  On the lodging side of hospitality, we include hotels, motels, inns, resorts and hostels.  In addition, we include cruise lines—a hospitality segment that is of growing…

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