Historically, a kiosk was a small garden pavilion open on some or all sides common in Persia, the Indian subcontinent, and in the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century onward. A kiosk (pronounced KEE-ahsk) is a small, free-standing physical structure that displays information or provides a service. Advanced Kiosks presents the "What is a Kiosk?" video as an explanation and introduction. A kiosk refers to a small, temporary, stand-alone booth used in high-traffic areas for marketing purposes. A kiosk is a small, stand-alone booth typically placed in high-traffic areas for business purposes. Recently there has been many successful deployments in self-service kiosks in various sectors.