H O S PI TALI TY
The quality ordisposition of receiving andtreating guestsand strangers in awarm, friendly,generousway.The word
derivesfrom the Latin
, which isformed from
, whichoriginally meant"to have power."The meaning of "host" can beliterally read as"lord of strangers."
The relationship between guest and host, or the act orpractice of being hospitable. Specifically, this includesthereceptionandentertainmentof guests, visitors, or
strangers, conventions, attractions, special events, andother services for travelersand tourists.