The Importance of Understanding and Interpreting Leisure Trends and Forecasts for Leisure Managers, and Provide Examples of Their Use

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The Importance of Understanding and Interpreting Leisure Trends and Forecasts for Leisure Managers, and Provide Examples of Their Use The continually changing and occurring, media driven sports industry must be fully aware of the current and upcoming trends which occur and impact youth and society. To develop an insight into the relationship between both understanding and interpreting leisure trends and how this directly implicates leisure managers they need to be completely aware of how their ideas will be interpreted by the public. The concept of understanding and interpreting leisure trends comes from the basis of being able to recognise and have vital information, which can be interpreted accurately. From these accurate decisions, new plans can be made, for the future with knowledge that success is a likely outcome. The idea of success is strongly associated to planning, which involves the knowledge and experience of being able to research and estimate previous and new leisure trends, all this with the assurance of recognition. From this the everyday changes, which occur, give way for forecasting and the needs of leisure providers' participants to become recognised and further advanced in terms of their expectancies. This means that managers need to be able to supply their clients with their demands in order for survival and new competitive business propositions. Veal (1994), page 135, says there is a large interest in the need for demand forecasts among the commercial sector; this is shown by the changes that occur. In the public sector the changes in population and the economy forces pressures on new medium for long-term future ... ... middle of paper ... ... London · Benington, J & White, J. (1988). The Future of Leisure Services. Longman Group Limited. England. · Haywood, L; Kew, F & Tomlinson, A. (1985). Understanding Leisure. Hutchinson. London. · Haywood, L. (1994). Concepts and Practice in Community Leisure and Recreation in Haywood, L. (ed) (1994). Community Leisure and Recreation. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd. Oxford. Pp 26-50. · Torkildsen, G. (1999). Leisure & Recreation Management. Fourth Edition. E & FN Spon. London. · Veal A. J. (1985). "Leisure and The Future: Considering The Options". In Parter, S. R & Veal, A. J (1985). Politics, Planning & People. Volume Two. Conference Paper No 23. Work, Non-work & Leisure. Leisure Studies Association. London. · Veal, A. J. (1994). Leisure Policy and Planning. Longman Group Limited. United Kingdom.

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