The hospitality industry is a broad category of fields within the service industry that includes lodging, food, and drink service, event planning, theme parks, travel, and tourism. The hospitality industry is relied upon by people all over the world to provide experiences and services that make people happy and comfortable.

For travelers, knowing that you can stay in lodgings when you arrive at your destination and be able to eat is very important when you are setting out on a journey.

The main hospitality industry sectors are:

  • Accommodations (hostels, small B&Bs, hotels, Airbnb, etc.)
  • Entertainment (special events, festivals, concerts, clubs, cinema)
  • Recreation (spa, fitness, wellness)
  • Food and Beverage
  • Travel and Transportation
  • Tourism
  • Meetings and Events (conferences, weddings)
  • Attractions (landmarks, museums, destinations)
  • Technology (guest management tools, review sites, social media, marketing)
Monterey Peninsula College

Regional Hospitality Entities

Monterey Conference Center