Hospitality is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “the practice of hospitality; disposition toward others.” Hospitality is a key ingredient to successful business events; it is impossible to make your business successful if there is no hospitality. Hospitality begins with the first meeting or conversation, it extends to welcome supplies, meal or event planning, and finally, hospitality is expressed through service. Hospitality is also known as the action of showing hospitality, rather than merely taking a meal or providing a service. Hospitality, like respect, is a word that we use most often, yet few know its exact meaning, and those who do may not understand its value in their lives.
Hospitality is your relationship with a visitor, between a guest and an attendee, where the attendee receives the visitor with some degree of hospitality, including entertainment and the provision of entertainment or guests. I’d like to thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with me, and I hope that after reading this you will feel ready to offer hospitality to your guests. I’ve enjoyed my many encounters with Hospitality Pros, and I’m excited about what the Hospitality Industry can offer me in the future. Hospitality Sales Professionals and Hospitality Event Planning Professionals are a great match, you will see in my bio box.
Hospitality can take many forms; it can be expressed by offering a warm welcome, offering transportation, or even a place to stay if your guest needs a place to stay. Hospitality can also be expressed through service, making sure your guest is entertained, and more importantly, making sure they have a great time. When considering which types of Hospitality you would like to provide in your event planning, think about the characteristics that are most important to you. For example, if you are looking for ways to engage your guest, consider how you can help them experience the hospitality experience through things such as: taking care of their needs, making sure their food and entertainment is well taken care of, providing a great location and setting, and more. If you can find a way to create this experience, then you will have found one of the most powerful tools available to you in terms of event planning and hospitality.