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The hospitality industry in the UK today employs over 1.8 million people, equating to around 6 per cent

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Introduction to Hospitality 1 Assignment 4HO 005 The hospitality industry in the UK today employs over 1.8 million people, equating to around 6 per cent of the working population. This is an important figure as it shows how the industry has grown in size over recent years. According to the British Hospitality Association, in 1998 there were the following number of establishments: Restaurants - 120,550 Pubs/Clubs - 109,556 Hotels - 32,298 Contract Catering - 27,545 These are just an example of the many types of Hospitality outlets there are in the industry today. ...read more.

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An example of sub dividing the restaurant industry would be by using the following sub sectors: Fine Dining, Popular Dining, Fast Food/Take-away, Cafes and Coffee Shops, Asian, Oriental, Afro-Caribbean, Central and Southern American, And finally European. ( www.htf.org.uk/a-publicats/sector_profile_restaurants.htm ) Restaurants are currently the largest sector of the hospitality industry accounting for around 42 per cent of the industry at the last release of government figures. ...read more.

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Another external factor for restaurants holding the largest market share of the hospitality industry could be the increase in moving around for work. This would have an impact upon the amount of food establishments as those travels would require the basic need of food and therefore purchase such goods as they move around during their working day. Longer working hours and more stressful careers may also have an influence upon this as people purchase their lunch from fast food outlets such Mcdonalds or smaller outlets providing lunch. ...read more.

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