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Investigate the UK leisure and recreation industry, from 1960s to 2003 and the future.

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Assessment 1, 2, 3 Introduction In this assignment I will investigate the UK leisure and recreation industry, from 1960s to 2003 and the future, there are two parts to my investigation:- Part 1: investigating into industry; * Development of the industry * Scale of the industry and its economic and social significance * Structure of industry * Summary of the sectors of the industry Part 2: Summary of employment opportunities; * Summary of the range of employment opportunities available * A CV appropriate for seeking a job in the industry Leisure is essentially freedom provided by the start of activities; it is time free from work or duties. The leisure and recreation industry depends massively on essential and life sustaining activities; these include household bills, personal hygiene, etc... Time is also very important in the industry as leisure activities take place in our spare time which means after work or other duties. Disposable income is money which is left over after paying essential things. Leisure activities are not prioritised, which means if income is low, leisure and recreation isn't bought/used. Leisure can be defined as either: * Active leisure * Passive leisure Active leisure Active leisure is when you physically take part in an activity (E.g.) playing a game of soccer. Passive leisure Passive leisure is where you take part in a non-physical activity (E.g.) Reading a book. Recreation involves an activity that we find relaxing and enjoyable, it makes us Feel better inside. Leisure and recreation are very similar in meaning that's why they are interlinked. Assessment 4 There are key factors in the leisure and recreation industry that have promoted the rapid development. I will explain the following key factors: Increase in leisure time available The usual view of leisure is something that people do at the weekend, after work and in years of retirement. This view is true for a proportion of the population who are in full-time employment and full-time retirement thereafter. ...read more.

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Participation trends in popular leisure activities Figure 7 shows participation rates for selected home-based and away-from-home leisure activities from 1986, based on the percentage of UK adults who took part in the activity in the four weeks prior to the survey. Home-based leisure activities such as socialising with friends and relatives, and watching television are by far the most popular leisure activities. Going out for a drink or meal is the most popular leisure activity outside the home for adults. Figure 7 - Participation trends Adults taking part in leisure activities (%) (most popular quarter) 1986 1998 2003 (forecast) Reading books Watching television Listening to radio Listening to records and tapes DIY Gardening Needlework/knitting Hobbies, etc Amateur music or drama Games of skill Going out for meal Going out for drink Visits to cinema Visits to live arts Visits to all entertainments Museums and galleries Historic buildings All places of interest Watching football All spectator sport Dancing Betting Doing pools Going to bingo All active outdoor sports All active indoor sport Open-air outings Social activities with friends/relatives Leisure classes 59 99 87 69 42 57 29 8 4 18 53 59 13 7 21 12 14 24 5 13 11 5 20 9 55 38 25 (96) 3 (67) (99) (89) (82) (44) (64) (23) (8) (5) (19) (55) (57) (15) (7)* (22) (13)* (15) (26) (5) (13) (12) (17) (17) (9) (58)* (40)* (32) 94 (4) (69) (100) (89) (84) (44) (66) (20) (9) (5) (19) (57) (57) (16) (7)* (22) (14)* (15)* (27) (5) (14) (12) (15) (15) (9) (59)* (42)* (35) (96) (4) * Indicates change in survey method or definition from earlier years. Figures are derived from the General Household Survey and show the percentage of adults who took part in activity in the four weeks prior to interview in each period. 'Most popular quarter' is that with highest participation rate. ...read more.

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Rouge Restaurants 108 Bella Pasta Restaurants 71 Wayside Inn Pubs/bars 66 Family Inn Pubs/bars 43 Beer Engine Pubs/bars 33 Tut 'n' Shive Pubs/bars 29 T.G.I Friday's Restaurants 29 David Lloyd Leisure Health and fitness 28 Marriott Hotels Hotels 26 Dome Restaurants 18 Hotshots Pubs/bars 15 Pitchers Pubs/bars 15 Mamma Amalfi Restaurants 11 Kiln and Kettle Pubs/bars 10 O'Hagans/J.J. Murphy Pubs/bars 10 Courtyard by Marriott Hotels 10 Curzons The Gym Health and fitness 8 Peppers Pubs/bars 6 * 50/50 joint venture with Tricon ** plus 113 delivery units Voluntary sector The National Trust The national trust for places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charity which holds countryside and buildings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for the benefit of everyone. The Trust is independent of government: it depends on the generosity of those who give it properties and the money to maintain them, on more than 2.5 million subscribing members and on its friends and supporters everywhere. The Trust accepts grants from statutory bodies in the same way that other owners of historic properties and other charities may accept them when eligible. It is 'national' in the sense that it works on behalf of the nation. The Trust employs around 3,000 salaried staff, and over 4,000 seasonal staff, and relies on the support of over 38,000 volunteers. The National Trust income and other receipts 1996-7 Total income: �166.2 million March 1996-Feruary 1997 Source: www.nationaltrust.org.uk Today the Trust is the country's largest private landowner. It protects and opens to the public 165 historic houses, 19 castles, 49 industrial monuments and mills, 48 churches and chapels, 9 prehistoric and roman properties, 12 farms, 165 gardens and 76 landscape/ deer parks. It also protects some 271,000 hectares of countryside and 575 miles of coastline. National trust members are admitted free on production of their membership cards to properties which the public pays to visit (although they can be changed for special events and for additional attractions which are not an integral part of a property). ...read more.

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