Five reasons to be cheerful about the leisure sector

COMMENT: With busy work-life schedules, social activities are becoming increasingly valuable to consumers and this desire to unwind in a variety of ways is one of the social-economic trends pushing leisure spend.

So away from the limelight of restaurant CVAs, here are my five reasons to be upbeat about the health and the future of the leisure sector.

1. The ability to service multiple consumer types from the same unit

Traditionally, operators just catered for one segment such as families (kids’ play areas) or adults (bars and nightclubs). But now we are