Companies in this segment operate short-term lodging facilities which include hotels, motels, and resorts.

Air Travel

In this segment, companies provide scheduled domestic and international passenger transportation.

Food Services

The food services segment is composed of companies that provide meals, snacks, and beverages to customers for either on-site or off-site consumption.

The Hospitality and Travel industry is Fragmented. The production in this industry is divided among a few different companies, however, no single firm has large enough share of the market to be able to influence the industry's direction or price levels.

Primary Demand Drivers

  • Business and tourist travel
  • Strength of the domestic economy

Profitability Drivers

  • Efficient operations, because many costs are fixed
  • Effective marketing

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Optimism for the end of the pandemic has steadily increased with the arrival of widespread vaccinations. No industry is more ready for a return to normality than the tourism industry. In 2019, the last normal year for travel, tourism provided $8.9 trillion to the global GDP. Through October of 2020, tourism revenue was down $935 billion. As we look forward to being able to travel again, let’s look at which cities and locations see the most visitors per year.

The economic landscape has changed drastically over the last year. While there have been severe hits to industries such as travel and retail, others have seen increased growth. One of these thriving markets is e-commerce, with leading digital retailers like Amazon, which has seen tremendous growth since the middle of March. Specific medical industries are also thriving, with healthcare IT and medical textiles becoming exponentially more important to deal with issues brought on by COVID-19. While it is understandable that digital and healthcare industries are growing, there is a niche industry that has seen a surprising uptick in interest during 2020. The demand for the purchase and rental of private islands has skyrocketed at a time when most travel opportunities have been restricted.


  1. SelectUSA (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)