Perhaps a reasonable starting point in the ``search for hospitality'' would be one of a back to basics nature, i.e. the dictionary definition/s of hospitality. In tracing the contemporary evolution of the term ``hospitality'' during this century, dictionary definitions from the 1930s to the present tend to stress a central theme which is summed up in the recent Collins Concise English Dictionary Plus definition of hospitality as ``kindness in welcoming strangers or guests'' (Hanks, 1989, p. 604). Nevertheless, it’s important to highlight the dominant theme in accepted definition of hospitality. Lashly (2000) see hospitality is an overlap of three spatial domains including private, social and commercial. Thus hospitality is a broad conception in which social, private and commercial forms are found. The following essay will encompass argument that suggest through commercial hospitality holds common themes and values as hospitality in home, it is not just an extension, rather it’s seen as its own domain.
However the origins of the commercial hospitality industry remain somewhat of an enigma, made more so by the various approaches used to identify them. Bob Brotherton (1999) literature shows that by 400 BC commercial hospitality was necessary to bring tourists or traders to the city and a key source of revenue. Commercial hospitality was a distinct and separate sector and it includes large-scale provision of food, beverage and accommodation. Commercial hospitality existed for those who did not have a network of private hospitality or receive hospitality by the state. As well as attracting traders, the commercial sector was seen as a means of economic