Leisure Industry, service industry encompassing a wide range of activities, facilities, and services, including sport, physical fitness, recreation, art and entertainment, hospitality, and the tourist industry, and devoted to providing ways to fill its customers’ leisure time. The leisure industry is one of the largest, most diverse, profitable, and ubiquitous, and fastest-growing industries in the world. In the United Kingdom it is estimated that, on average, almost one sixth of total household expenditure goes on leisure, with a 150 per cent increase between 1985 and 1995. The leisure industry employs approximately 8 per cent of the total British workforce, and forms a major part of the tertiary sector (which provides services to the general public) of commercial activity. Leisure services stem from three sources; two of which, the voluntary sector and the public sector, are mainly non-profit-making, and one, the private sector, which aims to make a profit.