At your leisure
Whether staying in or going out, the variety of leisure activities on offer continues to expand, encompassing restaurants, spas, theme parks, movie streaming services and lots of other entertainment besides. But whatever the nature of the activity, consumer confidence levels are more critical for the leisure industry than perhaps any other, and the sector has bounced back impressively from the 2008-2009 recession. Its future prosperity depends on companies staying nimble and being able to quickly anticipate and respond to consumers’ ever-changing tastes.
Sector at a glance
- £117 billion - The annual turnover of the UK leisure sector
- 25% - The proportion of leisure spending that goes on restaurants, cafés and takeaway food
- £5.8 billion - What the in-home leisure market is now worth