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Hospitality & Tourism

This sector covers a wide range of functions, most include the provision of food, drink, accommodation and leisure activities and range from catering staff, tourist guides to croupiers.

This sector covers a wide range of functions, most include the provision of food, drink, accommodation and leisure activities and range from catering staff, tourist guides to croupiers. The sector employs around 1.9 million people in more than 180,000 establishments in the UK and is estimated to contribute £135 billion to the economy. Every time you “go out” or visit a restaurant, hotel, pub, event or other leisure activity you will be experiencing the services that this sector provides.

The key sectors of the industry include:

  • Contract food service providers
  • Events
  • Gambling
  • Holiday parks
  • Hospitality services
  • Hostels
  • Hotels
  • Membership clubs
  • Pubs, bars and nightclubs
  • Restaurants
  • Self catering accommodation
  • Tourist services
  • Visitor attractions
  • Passenger transport
  • Travel services

Companies range in size from sole trades, to international organisations who employ hundreds of thousands of people worldwide

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