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Structure of the Leisure & Recreation Industry.

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  • Submitted: 28/06/2004
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AS and A Level Structures, Objectives & External Influences

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Structure of the Leisure & Recreation Industry

Traditionally, leisure facilities & activities have been provided by 3 sectors:

In recent years the differences between them have become less pronounced, and a provider in one sector may have characteristics which are usually associated with another sector. Such overlap is normal, but it is useful to recognise these variations when carrying out analysis of observations. Here is an example:

* Wimbledon Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club and Queens club are voluntary sector clubs where for most of the year their ordinary members play tennis. Yet for three weeks of every year they stage 2 of the biggest and most commercial tennis events in the world.

Despite overlaps, each sector still maintains a distinctive profile as a result of its purpose and the way each is controlled and funded.

Private Sector

The primary objective of private sector organisations is to make a profit. If they fail to make a profit they go out of business. To make a profit they need to produce services and goods at a cost that is less than that at which they sell them. They are also in

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