Tourism & Hospitality

Industry Overview

As a vast, dynamic and growing industry, hospitality and tourism industry operates in a highly competitive environment representing a broad range of undertakings including those in hotels and resorts, restaurants and commercial food service, meeting and event planning, tourism destinations, attractions, recreation and sports management, airlines, cruises and other transportation and spa and wellness management. This multidisciplinary field requires expertise, commitment, and skills for management, marketing, and operations and must draw upon a wide range of basic disciplines to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills that are required to fulfill the diverse demands of the hospitality industry. Hospitality laws relate to food service, travel, and lodging industries. It governs the various nuances of the hotel, restaurant, bar, spa, country club, meeting, and convention industries, among others. Hospitality law is much more a description of the types of clients who seek out the attorneys who focus their practices in these areas rather than an actual set of laws. Hospitality law commonly encompasses a wide array of laws including contracts, anti-trust, torts, real estate, and many others.

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