ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

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Holistic Approach about Leisure Industry
Rimantas Mikalauskas, Jurgita Kaspariene

ABSTRACT. The purpose of this article is to examine understanding of leisure industry, that is a complex concept with different meanings depending on the people, place, and time. Defining it requires journeys to different scientific approaches and positions. In article is analysed leisure with the different components, sectors and types of leisure industry. Exist individual, social and economic leisure functions. Leisure contributes to the social, cultural and economic development of individuals, communities, cities and countries and enhances the human condition while contributing to a variety of human experiences. There are Health, Social, Community, Environment and Economic benefits of Leisure. Main components of Leisure industry are: Sport and Physical Activity, Arts and Entertainment, Tourism (Heritage, Visitor Attractions), Countryside Recreation, Home-Based Leisure, Catering, Shopping (Clothes etc.). Afterwards, is summarized leisure’s contemporary meaning according to its most common connotations. Throughout the chapter’s discussion, is noticed that leisure has multiple, and even contradictory meanings .

KEYWORDS: leisure, benefits and components of leisure, sectors and types of leisure.

JEL classification: Q41, Q26, R21, Z20, Z30, Z32.

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