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Investigating the Leisure Industry Revision Booklet

Investigating the Leisure Industry Revision Booklet



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Unit 1Investigating Leisure and Tourism
Section 1The Leisure Industry 
by M Poulsum, Tendring Technology College
About this unit
This unit is worth 33% of your final GCSE. You will sit anexam.This unit includes 3 sections:1.The leisure industry2.The travel and tourism industry3.Links between leisure and tourismThe idea of this unit is for you to:
Understand the important role that leisure and tourism plays in today’s society.
Learn about the different facilities and organisations that make up the leisure and tourism industries.
Consider how leisure and tourism industries are linked and how they work together to offer customers a good service.
Investigate the leisure industries in the local area.
Learn about tourism destinations in the UK, where they are, what they offer visitors and the main transport routes to them.
Understand how the industry provides products and services for people in the UK 
This guide provides you with the basic information that youneed. You will need to complete all classwork activities toensure that you understand the key points in this guide.
by M Poulsum, Tendring Technology College
Section 1 The Leisure Industry
Part A
What is Leisure?
Leisure time is that time when you can choose to do what you want to do.Leisure activities are the range of activities that individuals do in theirfree time.
The leisure industry provides:Facilities
– places where people carry out leisure activities
e.g. theme park, swimming pool 
Products –
what you can buy at facilities
e.g. food and drink, souvenirs 
–provided by the facility
e.g. information given by a receptionist, coaching, supervision, bars.
The leisure industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UKand people are always looking for new ways to spend their leisure time.
There are a number of reasons for the growth of the leisure industry.These are largely connected with the larger amount of leisure time that people have and improvements in technology.
Why do people spend more time in leisure activities?
Early retirement and increased life expectancy
The average person works only 37 hours per week, compared to 45hours per week in the past.
People get more paid holidays (28 days compared to only 14 days in1938)
New technology (e.g dishwashers and microwaves) means peoplespend less time on housework.
An increase in the amount of money people have got to spend(disposable income)
by M Poulsum, Tendring Technology College

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