The True Meaning of Hospitality: More Than Just a Warm Welcome

What is Hospitality

What’s the meaning of exactly hospitality management? How I pursue Hotel management degree? And what the Career opportunities of hospitality graduate everything we discuss in this article.

So the term ‘hospitality’ refers to the cordial and generous reception and entertainment of guest or strangers either socially or commercially.

We Indians are also know as ‘atithi devo bhavah’ that means Guest like God. In Hospitality our main aim is how guest more satisfy and happy our services.

Many people understand that Hotel management or Hospitality management means only cooking but it’s only their mindset it’s not true.

I will clear you hospitality is very broad term that includes Travel and Tourism, Event planning, Hotels, Restaurants and Bars.


Hospitality Meaning

Hospitality is often thought of as simply offering a warm welcome or a comfortable place to stay. While those are certainly important aspects of hospitality, the true meaning of the word goes much deeper. Hospitality is about creating a sense of belonging and making others feel valued and cared for. It’s about going above and beyond to ensure that others feel comfortable and at home. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the history and significance of hospitality, and explore how we can practice it in our daily lives. Whether you’re a business owner or simply looking to be a more welcoming and gracious host, this post will provide some valuable insights and inspiration.

Hospitality is the relationship between guest and host. It is the act/practice of being hospitable including friendly generous reception/welcoming of guests, There entertainment and providing services with warmth and courteousness.

It is basically concerned with providing a place to stay, food, entertainment of guest  and other facilities to make stay comfortable.

Good Hospitality crucial in Islam even business. Muhammad passed by a pile of food in the market. He put his  hand inside it and felt dampness, although the surface was dry. He said

Hospitality meaning


This is real meaning of Hospitality. We can all things do if Guest can satisfy by our services.

Growth of Hospitality industry in India

The rapid development of transportation, especially the railways in the mid- nineteenth century, enabled people to move in large number.

As a result This led to the establishment of small lodges & restaurant in and around railway stations to cater the needs of the traveler.

Reputed hotels such as Taj, Oberoi were well established. After independence, the hospitality industry grew at a faster rate.

Tourism is one of the main foreign exchange earners in India. Foreign & domestic guests visiting the country require food (board) and accommodation (lodging). This provided by hotel and catering industry.

This industry continue to grow because foreign tourists also arrived and also the  tourism is boosted within the country.


If you decide to go in hotel management field it’s depends on your interest I am the Hospitality management student. Then It’s right for me and also you.

Some of the modern hotels in India that are managed by European family and that are oldest in India.

Some these we will discuss below –

The Bombay hotel opened in 1799.

The first hotel to give a la carte and table de hote menu was British hotel which was the “first Western style hotel in India”, and it’s started by Pallonjee & Pestonjee in 1840, Bombay (Mumbai).

Auckland hotel by David Wilson found in 1840-41 Kolkata.

Watson’s hotel opened in Bombay in the year 1867-69 by John Watson.


So above information you will clear about what is mean by exactly Hospitality management. 

Now I tell you career opportunities after hotel management graduate.

The Hospitality industry provide more career options than most 

The world of Hospitality continue to expand therefore It is the one of the fastest growing industry.

After doing Hospitality management following options are open for your careers

  1. Hotels
  2. Tour operators
  3. Shipping cruises
  4. Resorts
  5. Facilities management service provider
  6. Airline Catering
  7. Hospital institutional catering
  8. In National and International food chains
  9. E-commerce ventures
  10. Sales and Marketing
  11. Customer Management
  12. Railway catering like in IRCTC
  13. Those who are is Entrepreneur skills they can start their own restaurant.

These are job opportunities of hospitality graduate.

 I will discuss degree course for hospitality management program.

3 years degre course Bsc in Hospitality and Hotel Management

Month of commencement July/August

Duration- Three years (Full time)


Accredited by- IGNOU & NCHMCT


Selection- By NCHM-JEE in May on the basis of all India JEE score

Eligibility- As mentioned in the JEE Brochure

Age limit- Not more than 25 years as on 1st July (General category) and 28 years (SC/ST category).

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