The Nature of the Leisure and Tourism Industry

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What is Leisure?
When all activities to do with work have been completed there is time left over, and this time is a person’s leisure time. During this time, people choose to do what they enjoy doing rather than what they have to do.
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Give 3 examples of leisure activities
Watching TV, Reading a magazine, Watching a sports game, Playing on the X-box
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What are the 5 key components of leisure?
Sports and physical recreation, Arts and entertainment, Countryside recreation, Home-based leisure, Play and activity based leisure
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What is sport and physical recreation?
Sport is a form of physical activity that usually has some element of competition and is usually governed by a set of rules. Physical recreation is participating in any physical activity that refreshes the body and mind.
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What is meant by arts and entertainment?
Arts and entertainment refers to things that take place outside your home which ‘entertain you’. Again this can include things that you watch, e.g. a musical at a theatre, or things that you can actively take part in, e.g. bingo, youth theatre, dance
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What is countryside recreation?
Countryside recreation can take place in National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), on the coastline, or on the moors. A place is visited not just for its landscape and scenery, which may be mountains, hills, valleys, lakes
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What is meant by home based leisure?
It is not always necessary to leave your home to take part in leisure activities. Home-based leisure includes: o Music – including playing and listening o Television related entertainment o Crafts o Home improvements and gardening o Internet-based
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What is activity and play based leisure?
Play-based leisure is activities that are mainly associated with children. Examples range from ‘paint a plate’ to bouncy castles for children. Activity-based leisure is a fast-growing component of the leisure industry.
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What are the key components of the travel industry?
Travel agents, tour operators, tourist information, online travel services, accommodation and catering, transportation
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What are travel agents?
There are three main types of travel agent in the UK, and they all sell holidays not only face to face in the shops, but also online and by phone. o Multiples: A travel agent with hundreds of branches, for example Thomas Cook
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What is a tour operator?
The difference between a tour operator and a travel agent is that a tour operator puts the holidays (flights, accommodation and sometimes transfers) together and features them in a brochure. These holidays are then sold to the customer
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What is meant by tourist information?
There are over 500 tourist information centres in England. They are usually found in town centres, airports, stations or countryside areas such as National Parks. The information centres may be operated by the local council or park authority
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What is an online travel service?
Online travel services include travel companies and airlines that only take bookings online, such as ebookers.com and Expedia.co.uk. Airlines such as easyjet take over 95% of their bookings online
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What is accommodation and catering?
Where people stay, i.e. a hotel or a bed and breakfast and the food they eat
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What is meant by transportation?
o Air travel can be by aeroplane or helicopter o Sea transportation includes passenger and car ferries, hovercraft, hydrofoil, catamaran, steamers, and cruise ships o Road transport methods include private car, hired car, coach, bus, bicycle or motor
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What is a visitor attraction?
A visitor attraction is a place that offers ‘amusement, enjoyment, education and entertainment’. Attractions can be visited from a person’s home (this makes them part of the leisure industry) or while a person is on holiday in the UK or overseas
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What products/services are offered by leisure facilities?
Leisure facilities often offer a range of products/services to appeal to as many different types of customer as possible. A theatre, for example, may try to attract more customers by having a range of different types of show
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What is a domestic holiday?
A holiday taken in your own country
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What is the definition of inbound tourism?
When somebody travels into the country
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What is the definition of outbound tourism?
When somebody travels out of the country
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What is long haul travel? Give an example
When travel is over 5 hours for example a flight to USA
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What is short haul travel? Give an example
Travelling less than 5 hours for example a flight to Spain
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What is a package holiday?
When accommodation, travel, catering and flights are all included
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What is a short break? Give an example
A short holiday of 2/3 nights e.g. A weekend break to Paris for 2/3 nights
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What is a special interest holiday? Give an example
A holiday that specialises in someones interest for example a cooking holiday or a painting holiday
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What QUALITIES AND SKILLS would a leisure assistant need?
Physical fitness, good communication skills, knows health and safety
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What QUALITIES AND SKILLS would a life guard need?
Keen/good swimmer, knows health and safety, physically fit
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What are the main DUTIES of a life guard?
Patrol the beach, separate the beach in to zones to show which areas are safe, rescue people who are in need of help, give first aid
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What are the main DUTIES of a cinema assistant?
Working on the ticket desk selling tickets, serving popcorn and drinks, play the film (projectionist)
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What are the main DUTIES of a travel clerk (travel agent)
Help customers to find a holiday, check if the holiday is available, collect deposits and payments, send tickets
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What are the main DUTIES of a coach driver/courier?
Give passengers information, help them on and off the bus, dealing with lost luggage
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