Included in the accommodation and food service activities sector is the provision of short-stay accommodation for visitors and other travellers, and the provision of complete meals and drinks fit for immediate consumption. The accommodation category includes provision of short-stay accommodation for visitors and other travellers. Also included is the provision of longer-term accommodation for students, workers and similar individuals, either including or excluding the provision of meals or recreational facilities. Excluded is the provision of long-term primary residences, such as apartments typically leased on a monthly or annual basis, as these are classified under real estate.
The food and beverage segment of the sector includes traditional restaurants and self-service or take-away restaurants, whether as permanent or temporary stands with or without seating. All meals must be fit for immediate consumption to be included in the sector.