• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

a study of the range and scale of the industry which illustarates its current social and economical importance.

Extracts from this document...


A study of the range and scale of the industry which illustrates its current social and economical importance. Consumer spending in the UK on leisure products and services. The lifestyles of UK residents have undergone some substantial changes over the past few decades. Among the most notable changes are those that have taken place in the patterns of leisure activity for a large proportion of the population. In this report I will cover a review and an analyses current demand for those products and services that serve the leisure activities market, including audio-visual and computer equipment, sports equipment and games, as well as cultural and recreational services provided by cinemas, theatres, libraries and museums. The bar chart blow shows the percentage of consumer spending. As we can see the goods/.products have decreased since 1990 and the amount of services have increased. Over the past 25 years, increases in disposable income and consumer expenditure have brought about steady growth in leisure markets. This growth in demand has been sustained by the continued development of products that have relied for their success on technical developments such as CDs, videos, DVDs, the Internet and digital radio and television. Changes in leisure lifestyles have also been supported by the development of concepts such as branded restaurants, multiplex cinemas and fitness centres that have relied less upon technical progress and more on innovation and organisational and marketing expertise. ...read more.


So they will need an ablility to enjoy meeting and realiting to wide range of people. Similarly, good with communication skills, both written and oral are important. To give some idea of the opportunities available, I have listed a section of jobs from each component of the leisure and recreation industry. It is important to rember that some jobs such as facility management, sales and marketing will be available across all sectors, while others are more specific to that particular industry component. Example of jobs within industry components * Arts and entertainment Performers / Presenters/ concert hall manager/ assistant manager/ box office manager/ assistant museums officer/ warden/ assistants/ visitor service assistant/ education officer/ bar maid or man/ publican * Sports and physical recreation Health and fitness instructor/ outdoor pursuits/ education instructor/ physical education teacher/ professional sports person/ sports administrator/ sports centre manager/ leisure facility manager/ leisure facility assistant/ sports development officer/ sports medicine/sports coach/ swimming pool attendant/ lifeguard/ sales assistant/ sports retail. * Catering Head chef/ Sous chef/ commis chef/ waiter/ waitress/ restrant manager / pub manager/ fast food floor manager/ barman or barmaid/ conference and banqueting manager or assistant. * Heritage attraction Education officer/ facility manager/ assistant manager/ customer service manager/ guide/ marketing/ pr manager/ conserver/ archaeologist. * Countryside recreation Gardener/ grounds person/ countryside warden/ ranger /park ranger/ assistant/ conservation/ outdoor pursuits instructor/ leader gamekeeper / countryside recreation officer/ manager/ education officer. ...read more.


Studies also constantly demonstrate who regularly participate in leisure activities that match their interests and personality have an increased sense of well being. The benefits of engaging in a preferred leisure activity for a person's wellbeing are considerable. Though leisure can temporarily escape from the pressure of time and be burden of commitments and responsibility. Leisure can be an asset in dealing with life's demands and assessing a person to develop a more balanced life. The physiological benefits of leisure are also numerous and translate into the potential to reduce healthcare costs. Two important theoretical constructs of leisure that provide health benefits are those of flow and serious leisure. Csikszentmihalyi developed the concept of flow after researching the way people engaged in their favourite activities be they work or leisure. This research is important because it demonstrates that leisure is not simply the opposite of work. People engage in flow are tottaly immersed in their choice activity. To expertise a complete sense of flow, one has to let go of the desire to the master time and instead master the experience. Flow experiences are intrinsically motivated. People engage in these experiences for the love and pleasure that participating in occupation can provide, and the subsequently enhances the health and wellbeing. Local, national and Europe government strategies that affect participation in leisure activities. ?? ?? ?? ?? Stacey Morris AO2 Leisure Studies Page 1 of 10 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level General Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level General Studies essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Should Cannabis be legalised in the UK?

    5 star(s)

    It is available for use as a drug in three main forms: as the dried leaves and buds, known as grass or marijuana, as a solid resin (hashish or hash) which is collected from the buds and flower heads, and also as a thick liquid prepared from the flowers or resin (hash oil).

  2. Marked by a teacher

    The Global Problem of Counterfeit Medicine

    4 star(s)

    need to be monitored and assed in their development, manufacture, import, distribution chain (where their sold)

  1. Formal Report on Time Management. As part of my Study Skills portfolio, Julie Khamis ...

    Getting a good amount of sleep, I've ensured I've not organized study time too late as to impact on rest. The short term goals can be measured for success in the grades I achieve for assignments. If these are positive then I can be reassured I am going in a

  2. Compare and contrast the roles of Napoleon and Snowball in shaping the social structure ...

    This shows how Snowball really cares about the progress of the farm and how he is willing to improve it as much as he can for his comrades. Snowball had used his knowledge for the best sake of the farm.

  1. Report: Charity Event for Cancer Research UK

    This benefited the group because; she took control over the group, made decisions and motivated the group to be organized. Mind Tools Ltd (1995-2007) highlighted that co-ordinators are people who take control over the group, which proved us right, because Kelly was the strongest role in our group for this assignment.

  2. Can the British Education System be described as "uninspiring"?

    Our current ?archaic? system is easy to understand for most adults making it simpler to put their children through it and even if not constantly imaginative still encourages children to be creative, especially in the early Key stages where the child is developing most.

  1. Legal and Political Factors That Affect Tescos.

    One strategy I can suggest for Tesco to save them from spending a lot of money on employees who don?t work and reduce their budget on thing that will not bring them anything back is concentrate on maximising their sales and benefits so that they don?t feel the pinch from all the money will spend from non-working employees.

  2. Globalization vs. Culture: The Loss Of Identity

    But there are countervailing trends. Culture does not always flow in one direction. Salsa music from the Caribbean, the cuisines of Ethiopia and Thailand and many other traditions are spreading globally, and, more nations are becoming multiethnic. Local cultures have also taken on renewed vigor and significance as political movements promote local culture and local identity.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work