Blackstone – the private equity giant which owns Center Parcs – is believed to have rejected a joint £2bn (€2.5bn, $3.1bn) bid from BC Partners and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) for the chain of .... More>>
Neurophysicists have discovered that the space-mapping neurons in the brain react differently when exposed to virtual reality (VR), with a study on rats showing VR makes a significant inpact on the .... More>>
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has launched a new gym transformation programme, which will see innovative design, technology and ‘best-in-class’ equipment installed at a number of clubs in its 91-strong .... More>>
Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) CEO Roger Millward has announced that he will retire next summer, with his son Theo set to take over the reigns at the charity organisation.
Millward senior .... More>>
John Steele will leave his role as CEO of Youth Sport Trust (YST) to become executive director of sport at Loughborough University at the end of the year.
Speaking of his appointment, Steele – who has been at YST since February 2012 – said: “It’s a great privilege to take on the role at Loughborough, at a time when the university has some .... More>>
Plans for a £300m five star hotel and championship golf resort at the site of Loudoun Castle in East Ayrshire have been scrapped in favour of a more expensive proposal to turn the area into an all weather holiday .... More>>
UK tourism leaders have cranked up the pressure on chancellor George Osborne to reduce industry VAT in his forthcoming Autumn Statement, producing figures that suggest the move would bring major .... More>>
Up to 70 UK leisure and sports facilities face an uncertain future after operator Serco announced plans to sell its leisure arm. Services giant Serco is looking to offload several of its ‘non-core’ .... More>>
“Big starts here” was the official theme for this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, and big was certainly what was delivered as millions of dollars worth of contracts were signed at the event. Meanwhile, .... More>>
Two giant glass floors 42m (138ft) above the Thames have opened at Tower Bridge as part of a new attraction marking its 120th birthday.
The scheme by Purcell Architects took a year to implement and now offers visitors a completely new view of the bridge, the river .... More>>
Jeremy McCarthy, group director of spa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, has made the case for negative employees – stating that when people are negative about something, it means they really care.
In an article published by McCarthy on Linkedin, he says that students on his “Positive Leadership” course are .... More>>
London tourism chiefs have created a two-week long lifestyle package fit for any A list celebrity as part of a prize which will be offered to the city’s most enthusiastic visitor from home or abroad. .... More>>
Harry Potter fans retracing the steps of the boy wizard can now retire to their Hogwarts-inspired wizarding chambers at the Georgian House - an
independent hotel in London’s Victoria.
The four star boutique .... More>>
Retail megabrand JD Sports, which announced its entry into the gym market with the launch of its new JD Gyms brand in early 2014, has outlined plans for expansion in 2015. Due to launch its second club in December 2014 in Liverpool city centre - within a Grade II listed three-storey property – the .... More>>
UK Sport chair Rod Carr has warned of complacency over Team GB’s recent Olympic successes and has called for continued investment in elite sport using National Lottery money.
Describing lottery .... More>>
Fitness First Group has announced plans to spend more than Rs160 crores (US$26m, €21m, £16.4m) on its expansion in India, to open 30 new premium fitness clubs in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in the .... More>>
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.
The changes .... More>>