A pipe dream of turning a former opencast coal site in Kelty, Scotland, into an iconic landscaped art project headed up by Charles Jencks, has been scrapped.
The multi-million pound scheme, the .... More>>
Active leisure employers are being urged to grasp the opportunity to improve the skills and expertise of more young people in the sector through a free scheme provided by Focus Training. The health .... More>>
Both Marriott and Hilton are tightening up their cancellation policies, with plans to charge a fee of one night’s stay to guests who fail to cancel before 11.59pm on the day before their scheduled arrival.
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UK Spa Association chair and group spa support at QHotels, Charlie Thompson revealed how he and his team at QHotels has managed to attain 90.9 per cent customer satisfaction at throughout the hospitality group’s 21 properties – 18 of which have spas.
Thompson, who .... More>>
Online retail giant, Amazon is setting its sights on the hospitality industry with the launch of a hotel booking service in January. According to Skift, Amazon Travel will feature a specially curated selection of four star, or above, hotels within a few hours drive from New York, Los Angeles and .... More>>
Wearable fitness devices are projected to dip in popularity in the short term, but bounce back in 2016, according to new research.
Analyst Gartner believes there will be a dip in shipments of smart .... More>>
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, UK, welcomed back members of the public on 13 November following the completion of part of its £13.8m (US$21.5m, €17.3m) refurbishment.
An ongoing project to completely refurbish the .... More>>
London is the most attractive hotel investment destination in Europe according to a study by Deloitte, published ahead of the Deloitte European Hotel Investment Conference last week (12 November). .... More>>
Crown Estate and TH Real Estate is set to invest £70m in Exeter city centre, adding a leisure extension to its existing Princesshay retail development.
Princesshay Leisure will redevelop the bus .... More>>
New research has found that regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis.
The study, carried out at the University of Otago in New Zealand, involved 206 people over two years. It found that those who did exercise and/or physical therapy had greater improvements in pain, stiffness and physical function than those who received usual medical care alone.
There is a growing body of evidence to show the effectiveness of exercise to .... More>>
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or the war on terror and more than both alcoholism and climate change, according to new research.
The McKinsey Global Institute has .... More>>
No longer will your phone running out of juice be a problem: providing you are prepared to have a quick run. New gadget AMPY converts energy from motion into battery life to charge any USB-powered device.
A 30-minute run, 10,000 steps or an hour’s bike ride is enough to charge a smartphone for .... More>>
The fifth annual Spa Life UK event took place on 18-19 November at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, featuring a jam-packed schedule of talks from industry experts.
The event comprised three main parts: the Conference; the Spa Life Forum; and the invitation-only CEO Summit, where the BBC’s business guru Dr Paul Thomas provided key insights into how .... More>>
As part of Visit London and StudioCanal’s campaign for the new Paddington bear film, out on the 28th November, 50 statues of the world's most adventurous bear have been unveiled across London. Each bear has been individually designed by a celebrity or architect.
From 4 November to 30 December, tourists can follow in the footsteps of Paddington via a series of .... More>>
Developer Allied London has revealed plans to redevelop Manchester’s Granada Studios, the former home of Coronation Street, into an event hotel.
Studios, rehearsal and production rooms - including .... More>>
Scientists have found that an individual’s post-workout level of pain sensitivity could indicate their chances of developing chronic pain.
In a study carried out by the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, published by .... More>>
Steve Birket, director of Birket Engineering and the new president of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) as of today (19 November), has described the areas where he hopes to drive the organisation further forward from ‘the strongest position it’s ever been in.’ Having been unanimously voted .... More>>
A private sector affiliate member of the UNWTO as of last June, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), has signed an agreement with the organisation to jointly implement wellness tourism projects. .... More>>
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