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17-18 Sep 2014
Hotel Investment Conference (Hot.E)
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17-20 Sep 2014
GaLaBau
Nuremberg, Germany More>>
18 Sep 2014
Active by Design summit
London, United Kingdom More>>
18-20 Sep 2014
World Spa & Well-being Convention 2014
Bangkok, Thailand More>>
21-22 Sep 2014
Olympia Beauty
London , United Kingdom More>>
23-25 Sep 2014
EAS (Euro Attractions Show) 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands More>>
24 Sep 2014
Postgraduate Open Evening - Bucks New Uni
High Wycombe, United Kingdom More>>
25 Sep 2014
Group Leisure and Travel Trade Show
Birmingham, United Kingdom More>>
25-27 Sep 2014
4th Fitness Health Wellnes India Expo 2014
New Delhi, India More>>
30 Sep - 01 Oct 2014
SPAMEETING Europe
Dubrovnik, Croatia More>>
30 Sep - 02 Oct 2014
Leisure Industry Week (LIW)
Birmingham, United Kingdom More>>
01-04 Oct 2014
Termatalia Argentina
Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina More>>
03 Oct 2014
Eleventh Annual LAGA Golf Day
Bushey, United Kingdom More>>
 
 
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15 Sep 2014
Will parkour make the jump into gyms through new fitness classes?
Coaching company Parkour Generations (PG) is hoping to give a leg-up to the increasingly popular parkour training discipline by launching its new MOV’ concept, a group exercise fitness programme designed for health clubs and leisure venues. MOV’ .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Coca-Cola sponsors more than 6 out of 10 water and theme parks
Coca-Cola is the most active sponsor of theme and water parks worldwide, with the soft-drink giant sponsoring more than six out of every 10 parks, according to new research. 62 per cent of theme parks and water parks surveyed by IEG research reported that the beverage producer was a sponsor, with Panama Jack .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
What does an unhealthy BMI look like?
Health messages and pictures of what a healthy and unhealthy BMI look like should be combined, according to researchers who believe that as the rest of the global population’s obesity levels rise, we may all lose sight of what a healthy body actually looks like. African American women are not concerned about .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Chinese group Reignwood buys UK's famous Wentworth Golf Club for £135m
Chinese investment group Reignwood Investments has purchased the UK’s famous Wentworth Golf Club, home of the PGA European Tour, from WG Acquisition for £135m (US$219m, 170m). The new owner will take charge of a prestigious property that is the venue of the BMW PGA Championship and which also hosted the first .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Cosslett turns to ex-IHG colleague for Fitness First CMO position
Fitness First has appointed David Anderson as chief marketing officer to lead the latest phase of its brand transformation. Anderson is thought to have impressed group CEO Andy Cosslett during the pair’s time together at hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Both men joined IHG in 2005 and worked .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Victorian Woodhall Spa baths to reopen after 40 years
A plan to reopen the historic Woodhall Spa baths, which gave the Lincolnshire village its name, has been announced by developers after 15 years of attempts to renovate the derelict building – currently considered an eyesore by residents. The Woodhall Spa Pump Room and Baths, which closed in 1983, has been .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham in the UK hits record numbers
Borrowing and visitor numbers to the UK's new £189m (US$307m, €237m) Library of Birmingham – designed as both a library and a visitor attraction – by Mecanoo Architects, have doubled in comparison to its predecessor, the old Central Library. The Library of Birmingham, which opened on to the public on 3 .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
ICC to push ahead with wearable tech development to prevent illegal bowling
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is looking to continue research in partnership with an Australian developer to produce a reliable wearable sensor that can detect illegal bowling actions in the game. International cricket has seen a number .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Romford Leisure Development plans close to fruition
The long-awaited creation of the Romford Leisure Development has taken a further step forward, with demolition work beginning to clear the ground of an old ice rink, allowing for Havering Borough Council to push ahead with its own ice-rink led .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Short bursts of exercise still bring impressive results for health and wellbeing: study
Exercise may not be the all or nothing health remedy some consider it to be, with brief bursts of moderate physical activity still contributing to increased longevity, according to a new study published by the Journal of American College of .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
£60m Science Museum transformation underway
The evolution of London’s Science Museum is now well underway, with several ‘starchitects’ being named to design its new galleries, while a new exhibition space is now set to open on 25 October. Universal Design Studio’s Communication Gallery .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
Harry Potter studios to unveil dark arts section
Harry Potter’s loyal army of fans has an insatiable appetite for all things related to the boy wizard. Attractions themed around this fictional character are a surefire winner and now Warner .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
£400m ‘Olympicopolis’ design competition now open
Mayor of London Boris Johnson, has opened a major design competition for a new £400m (US$650m, €503m) educational and cultural quarter at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London. .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
Fit to fly - Nike and Teague team up to create an 'Athlete’s Plane'
It’s no secret that athletes are said to have a ‘home-game advantage’, but how do teams combat the sometimes negative effects of ‘playing away’? Nike and design consultancy Teague have come up with a solution. In order to minimise the effect of air travel and changing time zones on sportsmen and women, Teague .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
Consortium of Chinese investors backing £65m development in Sheffield
A consortium of Chinese investors is backing plans being put forward for the creation of a new £65m leisure, residential and business district in the steel city of Sheffield. Headed by businessman Jerry Cheung, managing director of Sheffield-based .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
Judy Murray's Park of Keir tennis and golf hub receives blow from planning officer’s report
A development group led by tennis coach Judy Murray, mother of star Andy Murray, has been dealt a blow after a prominent member of Stirling Council’s planning office said that it could not support plans for the creation of the Park of Keir sporting hub in Scotland. Led by Murray and the King Group, the project is also backed by her son Andy and former Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie, as well as members of the sporting .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
Weight discrimination more likely to influence people to put on pounds: study
People facing discrimination because of their size may be more likely to put on weight, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. Weight discrimination, sometimes termed as “fat shaming” has often been more commonly .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
Delos and Mayo Clinic pair up for wellbeing product testing lab
Delos, the company that created the Well Building Standard™, has agreed to design, build and operate a newly-formed Well Living Lab with renowned US health provider Mayo Clinic Center. This will be a multidisciplinary lab focused on the interaction between health, wellness and the built environment. Delos’ .... More>>
11 Sep 2014
UNWTO International Congress on Tourism & Pilgrimages kicks off in Spain next week
The first ever International Congress on Tourism & Pilgrimages – co-organised by the World Tourism Organisation, Ministry of Industry Energy and Tourism of Spain and the Regional Government of Galicia – is set to take place in Parador de Santiago de .... More>>
11 Sep 2014
Visit Cornwall in danger of losing funding
The body responsible for promoting Cornwall’s tourism industry is under threat, as Cornwall County Council has confirmed the need to make savings of £196m over the next four years. Visit Cornwall, which estimates its activity led to an extra £17.5m spent by visitors last year, could lose its annual grant of £850,000 from Cornwall Council In a statement, the .... More>>
11 Sep 2014
Tesco teams up with charity giants to kickstart healthy living campaign
Tesco is continuing its push towards wellness by teaming up with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation to form a charity partnership aiming to raise millions of pounds to promote healthy living. The move marks the latest step in a series of .... More>>
11 Sep 2014
Man Utd posts record revenues despite woeful season
Manchester United Football Club’s poor start to the post-Ferguson area on the pitch doesn’t appear to have hampered the club’s finances so far, after it reported record revenue of £433.2m (US$702m, €544m) in the year to the end of June. Despite a disappointing campaign under David Moyes, finishing seventh in .... More>>
11 Sep 2014
Star Trac lands exclusive contract to help fuel Fitness First’s global expansion
Star Trac has secured an exclusive global Spinner bike contract with Fitness First, as the health club giant bids to hasten its planned expansion. The three-year global agreement covers the UK, Asia, Australia, Germany and India and promises to include over 1500 bikes – including the new Spinner Blade IONTM, Spinner Blade, Spinner NXT and the eSpinner. The value of the contract has not been disclosed. In addition to the Spinner bike contract, Fitness First will also .... More>>
11 Sep 2014
Scarlets rugby team kicks off season in new performance gym
Welsh rugby union team Scarlets has been gearing up for this season’s on-field battles in the Guinness Pro12 League in the club's newly-refurbished performance gym. Wales-based strength and conditioning equipment specialist Absolute Performance (AP) has carried out a major refurbishment of the gym used by the .... More>>
11 Sep 2014
London hotels second dirtiest in world cities list, according to figures from new poll
London’s hotels are among the dirtiest in the world, second only to those found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, according to figures published from a poll by Hotel.info. The room reservation agent collected all of the post-stay reviews posted by .... More>>
11 Sep 2014
Exercise before school could help reduce symptoms of ADHD in children: study
Before-school exercise could help to reduce the symptoms of ADHD in children both at school and at home, according to a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. A growing amount of research has been conducted to .... More>>
11 Sep 2014
Westfield Shepherds Bush given green light for £1bn expansion
Australian developer Westfield has gained momentum for its long-running plans of a £1bn (US$1.6bn, €1.2bn) expansion to its retail offering at Shepherds Bush, with Hammersmith and Fulham Council rubber stamping proposals to provide local housing, community space and further retail offerings. In terms of .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Global Spa and Wellness Summit: Day one report
The Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) kicked off in Marrakech, Morocco, today (10 September), with more than 400 delegates gathering from 45 countries to share knowledge and best practice. The GSWS is an invitation-only event which draws senior decision-makers from across the world of spa. Delegates were .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Mentors for spa management training scheme revealed at GSWS
The list of mentors for the recently announced spa manager mentorship programme as part of the Global Spa Management Education Initiative have been revealed at the Global Spa and Wellness Summit (GSWS) currently taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
High court challenge of Spurs' stadium plans means club may spend season away from home
Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur may be forced to play a season away from home thanks to a legal wrangle over the club’s new stadium development. Plans for the £400m (US$644m, €498m) 58,000-seat stadium, being built next to Tottenham’s current home of White Hart Lane, have been challenged by .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Michael Bloomberg's charity grants US$17m to cultural institutions worldwide
Bloomberg Philanthropies – the charitable arm of Michael Bloomberg’s business empire – has announced that it has granted US$17m (€13.1m, £10.5m) in funding for digital projects in cultural institutions worldwide. Formerly known as the Digital Engagement Initiative, the newly-rechristened Bloomberg Connects .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Spa leaders gather in Morocco for the start of GSWS
The eighth annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) has kicked off today at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco, and will continue until 12 September – with an agenda full of discussion panels, talks and workshops. Delegates from more than 45 nations will gather to explore the future of technology, design, brain science, retailing, marketing and investment trends in relation to spa and wellness. Ministers of .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Cork City Council plans €4m renovation of Elizabeth Fort to attract more tourists
Cork City Council has revealed €4m (US$5.1m, £3.2m) plans to turn heritage site Elizabeth Fort into a major tourist attraction predicted to draw in 100,000 visitors a year to the Irish city. The fort is expected to be the centrepiece of the city’s tourism trail, intended to rival Ireland’s top heritage .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Delos and WTS announce strategic alliance
Delos, the company behind the Well Building Standard™, has announced an alliance with WTS International (WTS), the global consultancy which designs and manages spa, wellness and fitness facilities. Together, they’ll collaborate to integrate Delos’ standards into facilities designed by WTS. The Well Building .... More>>
10 Sep 2014
Northumberland, UK, seduces astrotourists with its starry skies
Britain’s newest dark skies park is simply sparkling with business opportunities, local authorities say. An increasing public interest in all things astronomical makes starry-skied Northumberland a magnet for stargazers as astrotourism establishes itself as a sub-sector in its own right. According to .... More>>
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