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21 Nov 2014
Charlie Thompson of QHotels reveals customer satisfaction plan
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 works for QHotels between Tuesday and Thursday on a weekly basis, spoke to Spa Opportunities .... More>>
21 Nov 2014
Amazon to launch hotel booking service
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 Seattle. The content would feature editorial about attractions and others things to do in the destination. As only a few .... More>>
21 Nov 2014
Looking down at your smartphone exerts 27kg on your neck
The amount of force exerted on the head of an adult human looking down at his or her phone is equivalent to 60lb (27kg) – the weight of an eight-year old child. A New York-based spine .... More>>
21 Nov 2014
Fitness wearables will dip, but then bounce back, says study
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 wristbands, sports watches, fitness monitors, .... More>>
21 Nov 2014
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall reopens following refurbishment
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 interior of the 1939 concert hall is being headed up by architects Caruso St. John, who have .... More>>
21 Nov 2014
London favoured for hotel investment in Europe: Deloitte study
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). A survey of senior hospitality industry figures by .... More>>
21 Nov 2014
Exeter bids to become south west’s retail and leisure capital
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 and coach station, creating 180,000sq ft of new .... More>>
21 Nov 2014
Exercise could help arthritis sufferers: study
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 improve outcomes for those with poor health, including those suffering from chronic kidney disease and even patients in intensive care. .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
IAAPA 2014: World’s tallest rollercoaster a 'gamechanger', says its creator
The theme park capital of the world is on course to quite literally scale new heights when the world’s tallest rollercoaster opens in Orlando, Florida, in Q2 2017. The record-breaking .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
Shocking stats show obesity costs as much as smoking
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 calculated that, in the UK, the cost is £47bn, when .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
Tony Fernandes: QPR "must move" if it wants to survive
The owner and chair of Queens Park Rangers Football Club (QPR), Tony Fernandes, has said the club must move away from its Loftus Road home if it is to exist as a top flight club. .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
Fitness gadget could mean you never have to plug your phone in again
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 three hours. The battery can store about a week’s worth of physical activity and stays ready to use for months. An associated app .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
Marketing and operations advice dominates Spa Life UK
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 to increase effectivity in the workplace without losing front-line staff. The Good Spa Awards were also incorporated into this year’s event, during a gala dinner on .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
Tourists to follow the Paddington Bear trail across London
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 trails – leading to statues situated in key locations such as museums, parks and shops – showcasing the best of London. Architect Zaha Hadid has created ‘R;G;B’ Paddington, with a stripy .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
Iconic Manchester TV studios to become event hotel
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 the studio where The Beatles played their .... More>>
20 Nov 2014
Exercise can raise the pain barrier: study
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 the Journal of Pain, researchers found that rats displaying the least sensitivity to .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
IAAPA 2014: New TEA president Steve Birket outlines vision
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 in by TEA board members at a 13 May meeting, Birket replaces outgoing president Christine Kerr, who has successfully carried out .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
Global Wellness Institute to collaborate with UNWTO
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. The planned projects will address the role of .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
MPs get on board to tackle physical inactivity
MPs attending the first ever first Parliamentary Debate on physical activity have agreed the government has a large role to play in kickstarting a reversal of the current trend towards inactivity. The well attended debate took place yesterday (18 November) and was the first time Parliament has talked about .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
Architecture academy for spas unveils first seminar dates
The brand new International helo Sauna & Spa Academy is offering two-day training sessions for architects and project planners on how to design spas according to the latest trends and efficiency targets. The German thermal spa zone supplier helo .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
Sport Northern Ireland launches mental health and wellbeing programme
Sport Northern Ireland (SNI) has launched a Mental Health and Wellbeing pilot programme, aiming to increase awareness of the importance of mental health among the region’s sports operators. The scheme will “target all aspects of positive mental .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
Spa and gym plans akin to 'parking 12 double decker buses in valued woodland'
Plans for a spa and gym at the KP Club at Kilnwick Percy in the Yorkshire Wolds, UK has been likened to "parking 12 double decker buses in valuable woodland" by local councillors. The .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
Exercise shown to help kidney disease patients
Simple exercises can help improve the health of patients with kidney disease, according to research carried out at London’s King’s College Hospital. Researchers found that 12 months of exercise-based rehabilitation significantly slowed the rate of kidney function decline and improved cardio-respiratory fitness, compared with standard care. “Exercise, besides protecting the kidneys, also will improve fitness, general .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
VisitBritain launches GREAT campaign for Paddington film
The upcoming film, Paddington, about the marmalade-sandwich munching, globe-trotting bear, is to be used by VisitBritain in its largest ever film tourism campaign targeting first-time family visitors. The campaign will show Paddington .... More>>
19 Nov 2014
Ill-fated £3.2m Boscombe Reef ‘a laughing stock’ among surfing community
Boscombe’s £3.2m man-made surfing reef has been branded a ‘laughing stock,’ with the surfers it was built for having long since abandoned it, according to local practitioners. The reef .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
IAAPA 2014: Firm behind UK Paramount resort aiming to drive project forward
London Resort Company Holdings Ltd (LRCH), the company behind the proposed £2bn (US$3.2bn, €2.5bn) entertainment resort in the south east of England, is hoping to drive the project forward with its debut at the 2014 IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida. .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
IAAPA 2014: 'Your next big idea is here' says IAAPA president
"Big starts here" is the official theme for this year's IAAPA Attractions Expo and big was certainly what was delivered at the official kick-off event for the exhibition part of the show. President and CEO of IAAPA, Paul Noland, started things off with his opening address, saying to the thousands in attendance .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
Raison D'Etre extends online spa management course content
Leading spa consultancy Raison D’Etre has updated its online spa management training programme with extended modules, new material and new lectures. Launched in 2012, the spa management programme runs for 16 weeks and comprises seven modules geared towards teaching students and existing spa managers how to achieve the best tools, ideas and strategies for their spa business. With modules in spa market trends, marketing, leadership and human capital management, finance, .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
£9m transformation of Parklands Leisure Centre and Wigston Pool underway
Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is to invest £9m into improvement works for two leisure centres as part of a drive to boost participation levels across all ages and abilities in the region. Parklands Leisure Centre, in Oadby, and Wigston Pool .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
AFC Wimbledon submits stadium plans for Plough Lane site
AFC Wimbledon has submitted a planning application to Merton Council for a new stadium at Plough Lane in South London. The League Two football club is planning to build a 11,000-capacity stadium on the site of Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium – a .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
Glasgow 2014 tourism contributed £282m to Scottish economy
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games contributed to £282m worth of Scottish tourism revenue in 2014, according to a study carried out on behalf of Scottish government, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau. The Games .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
Dilapidated hospital to be transformed into boutique hotel
Scotland’s Birkwood Castle and its surrounding estate, which was once home to a hospital for mentally disabled children, is to undergo renovations that will cost more than £7m (US$11m, €9m) – making it into a wedding, conference and special events destination with a wellbeing facility. With an anticipated .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
IOC publishes Olympic Agenda 2020 - 40 proposals to transform Games
International Olympic Committee has today published its long-awaited Olympic Agenda 2020 report, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The report consists of 40 proposals which are aimed at transforming and “future proofing” the IOC and its operations. Varying from changes to the bidding process and improving ethics to the launch of a new Olympic TV Channel, the proposals will be discussed and voted on by the full IOC membership at the .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
IAAPA 2014: Parks without digital solutions risk ‘50 per cent of potential revenue’
As theme park technology and consumer adoption continues to advance at rapid pace, parks that fail to embrace the digital revolution will risk forfeiting half their revenues by 2020. That .... More>>
18 Nov 2014
Adventure operator launches £2m Airspace indoor trampoline park
A £2m indoor urban sports and trampoline park is set to open at the Playsport complex in East Kilbride. AirSpace, a ‘spring loaded urban playground’ will be a second brand for growing adventure high wire experience company Go Ape, and Scotland’s .... More>>
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