Current changes in the leisure industry

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  • Current developments in leisure industry
    • Technology advances
      • Internet
        • People spend x amount of there spare time on the internet- social networking sites and gaming
        • Places that may not have been heard of can be advertised online, so more people will come
          • Publicity= more profit= better ecconmy= more spending= more profit
      • More options  on places to go, and things to see
      • Cuts out the middle man, such like agencies that may have added a price, so things can become cheaper as they're more direct
        • Yet, some business still take bookings via an angency. Example.
    • Globalisation
      • Demand for a wider range of extreme sports
      • Demand for a wider range of sports e.g. white water rafting
      • Smaller place for ordainary leisure activites such like going to the park.
        • Demand for a wider range of extreme sports
      • People go abroad, weakning the sterling against the currency flunuations. So less opertunaties for investments in the leisure industry
      • Improved transport allows people places to go and do things.
    • Goverment Laws
      • e.g. Health and safety guidelines.
      • Leicenses needed, hard to obtain, people won't bother, less investment, shrinking of sectors
        • However demand for extreme sports contradict this therefore a growth in this sector
      • Child protection act restricts children/ families to  do certain things e.g. thorpe park height ristrictions.
        • e.g. Health and safety guidelines.
    • Wants/needs/expectations
      • Work longer hours
      • Facilties open longer hours
        • Work longer hours
      • Prefernces to active, passive or homebased leisure
        • Economic climate
          • More disposable income will mean more people are likely to spend money doing leisurely activties.
            • Visa versa
      • Age
      • Trends, e.g. footbal more popular around the world cup, atheltics more popular during the olympics
    • Economic climate
      • More disposable income will mean more people are likely to spend money doing leisurely activties.
        • Visa versa
    • Media and marketing
      • Marketing of 'free things' increae the popularity
      • Idols and celebs that are admired
  • Technology advances
    • Internet
      • People spend x amount of there spare time on the internet- social networking sites and gaming
      • Places that may not have been heard of can be advertised online, so more people will come
        • Publicity= more profit= better ecconmy= more spending= more profit
    • More options  on places to go, and things to see
    • Cuts out the middle man, such like agencies that may have added a price, so things can become cheaper as they're more direct
      • Yet, some business still take bookings via an angency. Example.
  • Has allowed for viewing of sites from the internet so they won't bother going

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