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Factors that have influenced the development of the UK leisure and recreation.

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  • Submitted: 14/04/2008
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GCSE Marketing and Markets

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The factors that have influenced the development of the UK leisure and recreation.

In the leisure and recreation industry there are six many categories within the United Kingdom. They are:

* Arts and entertainment

* Sports and physical recreation activities

* Heritage

* Catering

* Countryside recreation

* Home-based leisure

There have been a number of factors that have influenced the development of the industry, and these have risen from the industrial revolution.

The factors that have influenced the development of the leisure and recreation industry are: -

Increase in leisure time

Over recent years, the amount of leisure time available to the majority of people in the United Kingdom has increased, so this has also increased the number of facilities, products and services, which satisfy the customer's demands.

There has been introduction of paid holiday's entitlement since 1938, because it has become a legal requirement for employers to give their employees paid holidays. It is now known fact that 94% of workers in the United Kingdom now get four weeks or more paid holidays per year.

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