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02-04 Sep 2014
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04-05 Sep 2014
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07-12 Sep 2014
2014 World Leisure Congress
Mobile Bay, United States More>>
08-09 Sep 2014
Event Organisers Summit
Wembley, United Kingdom More>>
08-14 Sep 2014
Pinks Boutique Organic Beauty Festival
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08-14 Sep 2014
Spa Longevity Week
09 Sep 2014
European Sport Development Network 2014
Walsall, United Kingdom More>>
10-11 Sep 2014
Health+Fitness Business Expo & Interbike Expo
Las Vegas, United States More>>
10-11 Sep 2014
APSE Annual Seminar 2014
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10-12 Sep 2014
Global Spa and Wellness Summit
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13 Sep 2014
GFX Series Belfast
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16-17 Sep 2014
The Energy Event 2014
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17-18 Sep 2014
Hotel Investment Conference (Hot.E)
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17-20 Sep 2014
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18 Sep 2014
Active by Design summit
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18-20 Sep 2014
World Spa & Well-being Convention 2014
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02 Sep 2014
Work on York's £37m stadium project to start in 2015
Work on a £37m sports stadium to house both York City Football Club and the York City Knights Rugby League team is set to start in May, after more than a year of delays, from plans which date back to 2009. The 8,000-seat stadium – designed to easily expand to 12,000-seats should the need arise – is scheduled .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
Tourism Alliance calls for progress not politicking in ‘Boris Island’ airport row
The Tourism Alliance has warned that playing “political football” must not stand in the way of increasing UK aviation capacity, after plans backed by London mayor Boris Johnson to create an airport hub in the Thames Estuary – dubbed ‘Boris Island’ .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
Oculus Rift offers mind-blowing results when paired with a real-life roller coaster
Researchers have taken the completely immersive Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets for a test run, sending roller coaster technology to a different dimension. Thomas Wagner, professor .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
Club Managers Association names Michael Braidwood new director of education
The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) has appointed Michael Braidwood as its new director of education, charged with overseeing the roll-out of a new educational pathway. The association – whose members are involved in the management of sports clubs, health and fitness clubs, leisure, city and dining .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
Nearly half of 16-year-old girls put off sport by ‘ugly’ PE kit
Almost half of UK 16-year-old girls say their fondness for sport and activity is being hampered by having to wear their school PE kit, according to new research. A study carried out by Virgin Active to support its Active Inspiration campaign found that 39 per cent of girls, rising to 46 per cent among 16-year olds, said they enjoy being active but hate the PE kit. Meanwhile, 48 per cent of girls admit to making up excuses to get out of PE lessons and 28 per cent of .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
The Gym Group targets equipment giants for new supply proposals
The Gym Group is to undertake a review of its existing supplier contract with Matrix and is seeking proposals from a number of leading equipment providers in the health sector. A company spokesperson told Health Club Management the chain .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
Sunbed study uncovers heightened cancer risk from repeated tanning
A sunbed study has found users have a significantly increased risk of developing a common type of skin cancer caused by repeated tanning, rather than burning. Researchers from Dundee University, Scotland, and Leiden University Medical Centre in .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
RunKeeper to reward users with gifts for reaching fitness goals
Fitness tracking application RunKeeper has partnered with mobile reward service Kilp to give users gifts and brand samples when they reach their exercise goals. The offering comes as a number of technology producers turn to the carrot and stick .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
Mind The Map: UAE officials create areas-to-avoid guide for tourists visiting London
Tourists visiting London from the United Arab Emirates have been warned to avoid famous landmarks like Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, on a new list of troublesome hotspots published by the UAE's foreign ministry website. The information appears to .... More>>
02 Sep 2014
Work progressing on £13.4m beachfront leisure centre in Neath, Wales
The Welsh coastal region of Aberavon is to become home to a new multi-million pound leisure development with work well underway on the construction of Neath’s beachfront leisure centre. Led by developer Corban Investments and contractor Heron .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Halal tourism conference to spotlight Muslim travel trends
This year’s international Halal Tourism Conference in Europe will launch an index of Muslims’ travel habits and current trends, shining light on a market said to be worth millions to the UK tourism industry. The conference – which takes place in .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Health leaders call for emergency obesity measures
A group of leading GPs and health experts have called on the government to create an emergency taskforce to quell the rising epidemic of childhood obesity. In an open letter to Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies – timed .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
North Lincs Council bids to transform RAF site into mixed-use development
North Lincolnshire Council has reportedly submitted a last-gasp bid to buy RAF Kirton, with plans for a major new business, housing and leisure development it says will create thousands of jobs. The 305-acre site is being sold off as personnel have been relocated to nearby RAF Scampton and the local authority .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Women-only spa in Leeds, UK, blames daily deal websites for closure
The UK’s first five-star women-only spa – which opened in 2005 – has closed, citing daily deal websites and increased competition as reasons for its demise. Developed by the County Durham-based Ebac Group – a European manufacturer of bottled watercoolers and domestic dehumidifiers – the 4,800sq ft (446sq m) Waterfall Spa was located at the Brewery Wharf development in Leeds city centre. The facility featured six .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
OVA Studio prototype brings the oceans to life with 3D Swimarium
A prototype design for an attraction, conceived by Hong Kong’s OVA Studio, could recreate the world’s oceans, using projected imagery on LED screens to bring the Bahamas, Maldives, Great Barrier Reef and more to a uniquely designed swimming pool. .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Beefeater Gin launches visitor centre in London
The well establish British brand of London Dry Gin, Beefeater, has recently opened its new visitor centre and exhibition space in London. Following a competition held in 2008, Lee Boyd Architects and Four-by-Two design consultants made the winning bid to construct an extension that has tied two of the Beefeater sites’ original buildings together; creating a new point of entry and allowing visitors to move freely inside the .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
English Premier League transfer spending "close to £1bn"
The collective buying power of English Premier League clubs remains unrivalled in world football, making the competition the richest football league in the world. Heading into the last day of the 2014 summer transfer window, an analysis by Deloitte shows that gross transfer spending by EPL clubs has already .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Nottingham to go green with solar panels on leisure centres
Nottingham City Council is looking to the heavens to power a number of its leisure centres, by installing solar panel canopies above the facility's car parks. The Ken Martin Leisure Centre, Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre and Nottingham Tennis Centre .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Apple’s ‘iWatch’ could send wearable sector into overdrive: research
Launches of wearables from tech giants such as Apple have the potential to revolutionise the fast-growing market and “reshape the way people think,” according to a new report. Mobile communications and internet analyst CCS Insight, predicts that .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
Spa product suppliers urged to take advantage of 3D printing
Spa Business magazine has conducted its annual forecast report Spa Foresight™, predicting the top 20 long-term trends expected to have a big impact on the industry. The forecasted trends, which range from robot therapists to clean air rooms, .... More>>
01 Sep 2014
P&O cruise liner Britannia to debut next year with extra wellness elements aboard
Set to join the P&O fleet in March 2015, the greatly anticipated 1,082ft (330m) cruise ship Britannia, which is 20ft (6m) longer than the Eiffel Tower, will boast expanded wellness offerings .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
EAS set to inspire industry attendees
Attractions industry insiders are gearing up for the biggest European event of the calendar, with the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) being held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in less than a month’s time. Organisers are promising more than 400 exhibitors .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
Free-to-use virtual reality gaming museum launches on Oculus Rift
A museum dedicated to video games has been made available in a fully immersive virtual world using the Oculus Rift headset technology. Initially released in beta format in June by indie .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
CIMSPA embarks on new partnership with IQL and IoS
The Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has announced a new partnership with aquatics bodies the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards (IQL) and the Institute of Swimming (IoS) to deliver its pool plant operator .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
Gharieni launches its spa consultancy division
High-end spa equipment manufacturer Gharieni Group has launched an in-house spa consultancy division to support all its partners, offering services such as space planning, renderings and access to the suppliers’ worldwide contacts. Founded by Sammy Gharieni in 1992 in Duisburg, Germany, the manufacturing company was initially focused on beauty and medical equipment. Over the last ten years the spa and beauty sections of the .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
Breakfast is not 'the most important meal of the day': study
Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day, contrary to popular belief that food eaten after a good night’s sleep is vital to kickstart metabolism and prevents snacking later in the day – according to a study by researchers at The University .... More>>
29 Aug 2014
UK trainers lend expertise to UAE's Al Ain Zoo to run training scheme
Al Ain Zoo in Ail Ain, UAE, is hosting two UK trainers from Durrell Conservation Academy in Jersey, UK, to oversee a joint development and training programme for all of the zoo’s senior .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Action-packed GSWS daily agenda revealed
The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has announced the final daily programme for its eighth annual conference between 10-12 September, where delegates from more than 45 nations will gather at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco, to discuss the future of wellness tourism. Exploring the future of technology, design, brain science, retailing, marketing and .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Have scientists cracked the brain's code for exercise motivation?
Scientists may have discovered the part of the brain responsible for exercise motivation, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience. The research, conducted by scientists at both the Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Centre .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Ryder Cup invests in RFID fan technology
Fans attending The 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland next month are set to enjoy one of the most technologically advanced golf events in history, thanks to the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Spectators will receive a .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
International Rugby Board to rebrand as World Rugby
The International Rugby Board (IRB) will renamed World Rugby later this year, as part of a major rebranding programme. The new brand, which includes a new logo, will be revealed at the IRB World Rugby Conference and Exhibition in London on 17 .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
French hotel group Accor purchases 13 UK properties
French hotel group Accor has spent €89m (US$117.m, £71m) on acquiring 13 UK properties as it looks to gain ownership over the hotels it currently leases. The transition away from the often-popular asset-light strategy deployed by other hotel .... More>>
28 Aug 2014
Losing weight could help to increase brain power: study
Losing weight and reducing BMI levels could lead to increased brain power, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Having a high BMI has already been found to have significant impacts on the function of the brain, with one study suggesting that obesity .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Cambridge, UK, to become 'living museum' for special event
The city of Cambridge, UK, is to be transformed into a ‘living museum’ for five weeks starting in October as part of a major event called Curating Cambridge. Funded by Arts Council England and backed by Cambridge City Council, experts and curators from the city’s University museums will exhibit an array .... More>>
27 Aug 2014
Yoga pilot scheme added to Heathrow Airport Exclusive Lounge spa experience
Global airline alliance SkyTeam's Exclusive Lounge, which opened in 2009 at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4, is offering a two-month yoga pilot project to customers on any of its 13 member airlines. This scheme builds on SkyTeam’s existing .... More>>
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