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  1. Introduction to the hotel industry
    1. Definition
    2. Origin of the hotel industry
    3. Importance of the hotel industry
  2. Types of hotels
    1. Types of rooms
    2. Types of hotels
    3. Location
    4. Number of rooms
    5. Type of plan
    6. Type of clientele
    7. Facilities offered
  3. Introduction to tourism
    1. Tourism
    2. Purpose of travel
    3. Basic competency of tourism
  4. History of tourism
  5. Relationship between tourism industry and hotel industry
  6. Importance of tourism
  7. Future of tourism industry
  8. The responsibility of the country for promoting tourism
  9. Profile of the place
    1. Welcome to Bahrain: Island of golden smiles
    2. Government
    3. People
    4. Style of living
    5. Language
    6. Education
    7. Bahrain's role in the Persian Gulf War
    8. Land
    9. Climate
    10. Economy
    11. Transportation
  10. Facts on Bahrain
  11. Places of interest
    1. The Hawar islands
    2. Bahrain wild life sanctuary
    3. The Zallaq beach
    4. Saar boatyard
    5. The Saudi Causeway hotel and beach
    6. The airport garden
  12. Star category hotels of the country

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. [...]

[...] International Hotels: These are the modern, western style, luxury hotels present in almost all metropolitan and other large cities and tourists centers 2. Commercial Hotels: These hotels direct their appeal primarily to the individual travelers and business travelers Residential Hotels: These can be described as apartment houses complete with hotel services. Types of Rooms Single Rooms with one normal size single bed Double Rooms with one double bed Studio Rooms with one single bed and one sofa-cum-bed Twin Rooms with two normal-sized separate beds with a common headboard Triplet Rooms with twin beds and an extra bed Single Suit A single room and a living room Duplex Suit A room spread over two floors with an interconnecting staircase Cabana A room attached to the swimming pool and with one bed Types of Hotels Hotels may be categorized in the basis of the following factors: Location Number of rooms Type of plan Type of clientele Length of stay Facilities offered 1. [...]

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