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Forecast reports

We publish two annual reports – Leisure Forecasts and Sport Market Forecasts – providing valuable insight into future market trends.

Both reports are revised and updated annually by a team of academic researchers to ensure they accurately reflect the dynamics of the respective markets. Our existing subscribers for the reports include private sector companies, universities, public libraries, further education institutions, schools and local authorities

The publications can be used by teachers and students for AS and A level courses in leisure, tourism and sport, as well as policy makers, researchers and consultants. Our forecasts are a valuable resource for units related to

  • travel and the tourism industry
  • destination Europe
  • destination Britain
  • current issues in travel and tourism
  • investigating leisure and recreation
  • the sport industry
  • hospitality in leisure and recreation
  • visitor attractions
  • investigating leisure and tourism
  • exploring the leisure industry
  • employment in leisure
  • current issues in leisure

We provide

  • definitions of the leisure, tourism and sport markets
  • range, scale and importance of the leisure, tourism and sport markets
  • impact of sport, tourism and leisure on the economy
  • time series analysis on consumer spending, both in value and volume terms
  • time series analysis on price indices for the 34 sectors under examination
  • key indicators for each market
  • participation trends in sport and leisure activities
  • analysis of the factors affecting sport participation
  • estimates based on analysis of major surveys such as the Active People Survey and the General Lifestyle Survey
  • data on sports participation, sport related spending and sport related employment
  • coverage of the current policy issues affecting sport, leisure and tourism
  • an essay and a profile of each sector under examination
  • a five year forecast for each sector
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