The hotel industry is one of the oldest commercial endeavors in the world. The first inns were built way back in the 6th century B.C. and were a result of the urge to travel that happened after the invention of the wheel". Husband-and-wife teams opened the earliest inns by providing travelers with large halls to make their own beds and with wholesome food. These conditions prevailed for several hundred years. The advent of the industrial revolution in England brought ideas and progress in the business of inn-keeping. The development of railways and steam ships made traveling more prominent. The lead in hotel-keeping was taken by the emerging nations of Europe, especially Switzerland. It was in Europe that the birth of an organized hotel industry, which provided a variety of services and was patronized by the aristocracy, took place. The word "hotel" was used in England in about 1760. In America, such establishments were called Inns or coffee houses.
The hotel industry is the heart of the tourism industry. The hotel industry is responsible for almost 50% of the foreign exchange earned by the tourism industry. The industry is an employment creator. It needs the services professionals like accountant, contractors, interior decorators, etc.
[...] Other islands include Al Muharraq, Sitrah, and Umm Al Nasan. Bridges connect the principal islands. A causeway linking Bahrain to the Saudi Arabian mainland was opened in 1986. Many freshwater springs provide ample drinking water for the northern coast of the island of Bahrain; farmers use much of this spring water to irrigate their land. CLIMATE Northern Bahrain receives most of the little rain that falls. The rainfall averages about 8 cms a year, most of it during the winter months. [...]
[...] Exploration RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TOURISM INDUSTRY & HOTEL INDUSTRY Hotels are an important part of, and the heart of, the tourism industry. A good hotel is home away from home'. Hotel industries provide a variety of entertainment and professional services to guests. A hotel is a standing ambassador of a country's cultural image. The hotel industry's crucial position in tourism promotion is established beyond doubt by its foreign exchange earnings as it is estimated that hotels and restaurants directly earn directly 50% of the total foreign exchange from tourism. [...]
[...] Marketing Active selling, chain benefits, reservation tie-ups etc., on payment for marketing fees and incentive payments INTRODUCTION TO TOURISM TOURISM Tourism today is one of the world's fastest growing industries which earn $ 3 trillion worldwide, generated by over 500 million international travelers. An Austrian economist, Herman V. Schullard in the year 1910, gave one of the earliest definitions of tourism. He defined it as 'the sum total of the operation, mainly of an economic nature, which directly relates to the entry, stay and movement of foreigners inside and outside a certain country, city or region." Professors Hunziker and Krapf in the year 1942 gave a more technical definition of tourism - "Tourism is a totality of the relationship and phenomenon arising from the travel and stay of strangers, provided the stay does not involve the establishment of a permanent residence and is connected with a remuneration activity." Tourism is therefore a composite phenomenon which embraces the incidence of a mobile population of travelers who are strangers to the places they visit. [...]
[...] Tourism is a powerful means for bringing about international friendship and good will. Every state tries to achieve this by promoting tourism. F. The tourism industry provides employment directly and indirectly. Countries have some social duties towards its citizens. They aim to provide healthy and adequate leisure time activities to the citizens; this can be achieved if the State promotes the development of travel trade. PROFILE OF THE PLACE WELCOME TO BAHRAIN: ISLAND OF GOLDEN SMILES Bahrain is an island country in the Persian gulf. [...]
[...] SHOPPING MALLS - Seef - Marina - Dana - Mother Care - Sana - Magic Island CINEMA HALLS - Al Dana - Seef - Al Hawar - Riffa - Awal - Madinah STAR CATEGORY HOTELS OF THE COUNTRY: THE REGENCY INTERCONTINENTAL THE RITZ CARLTON HOTEL & SPA SHERATON TOWERS HILTON INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMAT RADISSON GULF HOTEL LE ROYAL MERIDIAN GULF GATE HOTEL THE DELMON HOTEL BAISAN TOWERS BEST WESTERN ELITE HOTEL AL BANDER HOTEL & RESORT DADHABHAI GROUP RAMADA HOTEL RAMEEZ INTERNATIONAL MANSOURI MANSIONS MOEVENPICK HOTEL ATLAS HOTEL BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL ARADOUS HOTEL NOVOTEL BAHRAIN AL SAFIR HOTEL ADHARI HOTEL SEEF RESIDENCE AND ELITE SUITES CROWNE PLAZA BAHRAIN HOLIDAY INN THE OTHER INTERCONTINENTALS OF THE WORLD THE INTERCONTINENTALS OF: THE MIDDLE EAST: * BAHRAIN:- THE REGENCY INTERCONTINENTAL (KING FAISAL HIGHWAY, P.O BOX-777, MANAMA, BAHRAIN) *EGYPT:- INTERCONTINENTAL GARDEN REEF RESORT, SHARM EL SHEIK (P.O BOX-186, EL PASHA BAY, SHARM EL SHEIKH, EGYPT) *EGYPT:- INTERCONTINENTAL HELIOPOLIS, CAIRO (OMAR IBN EL KHATTAB STREET, CAIRO-11771, EGYPT) *EGYPT:- INTERCONTINENTAL PYRAMIDS PARK RESORT. [...]
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