VisitBritain has welcomed chancellor George Osborne’s plan to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists, describing it as the ‘perfect catalyst’ for a boom in visitors from the Middle Kingdom.
The scheme is expected to generate between £8-15m, and between 150 and 300 new jobs for the tourism industry, with tour operators .... More>>
Leisure operator Places for People is to harness the ubiquitous popularity of Peppa Pig in a bid to banish inactivity among children under five.
Entertainment One – creator of the all-conquering IP – has teamed up with activity programme design startup Tumuv to produce the new Move with Peppa programme, which will roll .... More>>
Vasper, a hi-tech training system based on cooling and compression, has been designed to deliver the benefits of anaerobic exercise without the high intensity effort. With organisations including Google and NASA among its admirers, the product has been earmarked as a .... More>>
Merlin Entertainments has announced a new commercial partnership with Coca-Cola, which will see the beverage giant become the new sponsor of the London Eye from January 2015. The deal includes .... More>>
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 .... More>>
The MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research facility, has launched a wellness initiative designed to spark innovation in the area of health and wellbeing, while promoting healthier workplace and .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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 .... More>>
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. .... More>>
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>>
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 .... More>>
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