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Global Hospitality Leadership: Industry & Company Information

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Overview of Industry Classification

Developed in the 1930s, the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code is a 4-digit scheme that organizes 1,004 industries. Some 400 of these are services.

Developed in 1997, the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS), is a six-digit scheme that organizes 1,170 industries, of which 565 are services. Many of the NAICS industries emerged over the past 20 years.

 
For more information, see: The Development of NAICS

SIC Codes - Hospitality Management

The Standard Industry Classification Manual (SIC) defines the following codes for various aspects of the hospitality industry:
  • 701 Hotels and Motels
  • 703 Camps and Recreational Vehicle Parks
  • 704 Organization Hotels and and Lodging Houses, On a Membership Basis
  • 581 Eating and Drinking Places
    • 5812 Eating Places
    • 5813 Drinking Places
  • 472 Arrangement of Passenger Transportation
    • 4724 Travel Agencies
    • 4725 Tour Operators
    • 4729 Arrangement of Passenger Transportation, Not Elsewhere Classified
Scope notes within the Standard Industry Classification Manual(below) will indicate which are most appropriate.

NAICS Codes - Hospitality Management

The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) defines the following codes for various aspects of the hospitality industry:

  • 561510 Travel agencies
    • 561529 Travel tour operators
    • 561599 Automobile clubs, road and travel services
  • 713210 Casinos (except casino hotels)
  • 721110 Hotels (except casino hotels)
    • 721110 Hotels (except casino hotels) with golf courses, tennis courts, and/or other health spa facilities (i.e., resorts)
    • 721110 Hotels, membership
    • 721110 Hotels, resort, without casinos
    • 721110 Hotels, seasonal, without casinos
    • 721110 Membership hotels
    • 721110 Motor hotels without casinos
    • 7211110 Resort hotels without casinos
    • 72110 Seasonal hotels without casinos
    • 721110 Summer resort hotels without casinos
  • 721120 Casino hotels
    • 721120 Hotels, casino
    • 721120 Hotels, resort, with casinos
    • 721120 Hotels, seasonal, with casinos
    • 721120 Resort hotels with casinos
  • 722110 Restaurants
    • 722110 Family restaurants, full service
    • 722110 Fine dining restaurants, full service
    • 722110 Full service restaurants
    • 722110 Restaurants, full service
  • 722211 Carryout restaurants
    • 722211 Delicatessen restaurants
    • 722211 Drive-in restaurants
    • 722211 Family restaurants, limited-service
    • 722211 Fast-food restaurants
    • 722211 Restaurants, carryout
    • 722211 Restaurants, fast-food

Scope notes within NAICS (below) will indicate which are most appropriate.

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