...Travel, Leisure and Hospitality


Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors, and a driver for socio-economic progress through the creation of employment, foreign exchange generation and infrastructure development, with impact on airlines, the cruise ship industry, construction, transportation and telecommunications.
Activities associated with Tourism and Leisure are travel arrangement and reservation services, and a variety of arts, entertainment and recreational services, in food-service and drinking establishments, amusement and theme parks, shopping malls, music venues, theatres, wellness & spa, and gambling establishments, and cultural visits to museums, historical sites.

According to Euromonitor International, overall growth is set to be very strong, at 8.4% over the period 2017-2022. China is the largest source of tourism expenditure, growing by 10.9% over 2017-2022, driven by GDP growth, and the rise in middle-class households, and by 2022, China will be the world’s largest source of outbound tourism demand, with 128 million trips, overtaking the US as the country with the highest propensity for travel abroad.
Outside of Asia – whereby Japan has enjoyed the strongest increase in China arrivals growth - the US and France are likely to benefit the most from the Chinese growth.
The largest travel reservation brands worldwide are Ctrip and Booking.com, with Ctrip recording sales of 60 billion USD, compared to Booking.com’s 33 billion USD.


Demand and consumer expectations have continued to expand desiring additional conveniences. Hospitality and leisure companies need to meet the challenges of today’s market by understanding and establishing strategies to meet consumer trends, technology, competition and concerns for public safety.
Luxury categories are benefiting from consumers trading up from mid-market brands to luxury, and budget accommodation still holds strong, despite being challenged to keep up with fast evolving consumers’ expectations.
Affiliated hotel chains, such as Accor, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, International Hotels Group, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, and Independent hotels account for the greater part of the accommodation industry, with the former affiliated chain hotels accounting for about two thirds of the market.

Restaurants & Foodservice

The restaurant and foodservice segment, includes all types of restaurants in the full-service, such as, family dining, casual dining and fine dining restaurants, and quick-service segments, as well as foodservice operations in stadiums, airlines and cruise ships. Quick-service, coffeehouse and pizza delivery chains are major players in the foodservice and restaurant market.

McDonald’s, for example, operates or franchises more than 34.000 restaurants worldwide, generating revenues in excess of 27 billion U.S. dollars.
Starbucks is the market leader in the coffee house chain segment with almost 15 billion U.S. dollars in revenue and almost 20.000 stores worldwide.  

Leisure activities are increasingly recognized as an important lifestyle choice.
Companies in this industry are manufacturing and retailing sporting goods, athletic and fitness wear, fitness equipment, and related products.
Demand is driven by population demographics and consumer income.
Large chains, such as Nike and Adidas, have a relative advantage in stocking and marketing a wide variety of goods. Smaller local market operators and specialty retailers compete by carrying a deeper product line in specialized sports, and hiring knowledgeable staff.
Major companies include Big 5, Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Bass Pro, Hibbett Sports, REI, and The Sports Authority (based in the US), as well as FGL Sports (Canada), Groupe Go Sport (France), and Sports Direct International (UK).
Professional sports is a billion dollar business today, generating revenue from a number of streams such as media TV rights, ticketing, sponsorships, endorsements, and merchandising of sporting goods.
In terms of overall popularity, football is the number one sport worldwide, and Europe is the premier market for the sport with total annual revenues in excess of 20 billion euros.

The ‘Big-Five’ leagues (England, Germany, Spain, France and Italy) generate around 50% of revenue.

Revenue of the top 5 European soccer leagues in billion euros

Recreation Activities

Statistics and facts on hobbies and leisure time activities, including creative hobbies, collecting things, scale modelling, performing arts, cooking, gardening, reading, and outdoor recreation activities.
Camping, Boating & Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife Viewing, recreational vehicle trips, hiking, climbing.
Physical Activity, Health & Fitness clubs and sports such as Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Winter Sports. Also insights into sporting goods and equipment trends and companies.
Parks & Outdoors: Facts and market data about parks and other outdoor recreational areas, as well as information about amusement and water parks.
Amongst the leading companies in the industry are Disney Parks and Resorts, Universal Studios Theme Parks, the Merlin Entertainment Group, SeaWorld Entertainment, and OCT Parks China.

Wellness and Spa

The importance of wellness is picking up pace, amounting to more 4 trillion U.S. dollars. The beauty and anti-aging segment is the largest, accounting for over 1 trillion U.S. dollars, among others following, such as, fitness, healthy eating and weight loss, alternative medicine and the spa industry.
Another segment of the wellness industry is corporate wellness services, aimed to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees, through health assessments, nutrition and weight management and smoking cessation initiatives.

Health & Fitness Clubs


The global Health & Fitness Clubs industry generates more than 87 billion U.S. dollars in revenue per year, with more than 200.000 fitness & health clubs in operation, and 174 million people as members. The United States is the single biggest market worldwide not only in terms of revenue but in regards to the number of members in health & fitness clubs as well.

Art & Culture

Market data and facts related to arts and culture, encompassing the art market, libraries, museums and other cultural institutions.
It includes visual arts, painting, sculpture, photography, literature, visual media, film, music, dance, and other performing arts.

We provide information and market data about all modes of travel, and the hospitality industry including resorts, hotels, apartment rentals, travel lodges, and bed & breakfast, as well as covering the restaurant and foodservice segment.
Facts and market data on professional sports, sports events, wellness, hobbies. Information on the arts & culture market, parks and the outdoors, theme and water parks, outdoor activities, and participation in physical activities and the health/fitness club industry.
Facts and market data related to sporting events, professional sports and fitness, including information on wellness, health & spa.

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