Intro of Hospitality Industry

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For other uses, see Hospitality (disambiguation). This article is about the definition of hospitality. For academic study of hotel management, see Hospitality management studies and Hospitality industry.
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Hospitality is the relationship between a guest and a hosts, or the act or
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However, it still involves showing respect for one's guests, providing for their needs, and treating them as equals. Cultures and subcultures vary in the extent to which one is expected to show hospitality to strangers, as opposed to personal friends or members of one's in-group.
The hospitality service industry includes hotels, casinos, and resorts, which offer comfort and guidance to strangers, but only as part of a business relationship. The terms hospital, hospice, and hostel also derive from "hospitality," and these institutions preserve more of the connotation of personal care.
Hospitality ethics is a discipline that studies this usage of hospitality.
In the western context, with its dynamic tension between Athens and Jerusalem, two phases can be distinguished with a very progressive transition: a hospitality based on an individually felt sense of duty, and one based on "official" institutions for organized but anonymous social services: special places for particular types of "strangers" such as the poor, orphan(s), ill, alien, criminal, etc. Perhaps this progressive institutionalization can be aligned to the transition between Middle Ages and Renaissance (Ivan Illich, The Rivers North of the Future). An example of Hospitality would be "I'm going to get you a pillow and make you feel real good." This is showing the guest hospitality

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