Creative thinking can be promoted by certain meditation techniques – even in people who have never meditated before – according to a study by cognitive psychologists Lorenza Colzato and Dominique .... More>>
Hotels are expected to start taking advantage of consumer desire for unique experiences centred around wellness because customers are no longer expecting a wellness experience solely in the spa department, according to .... More>>
The ‘Rom’ in Hornchurch, East London, has been given Grade II listed status by English Heritage and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Opened in 1978, the Rom, named after a nearby river, is one of the .... More>>
Just weeks after being the subject of intense speculation over its entry to the wearable tech market, Microsoft has duly proven that there’s no smoke without fire by unveiling the Microsoft Band.
The wearable device .... More>>
The government has announced the launch of a new wellness-focused policy think tank to evaluate services and interventions through the prism of wellbeing. The ‘What Works Centre for Wellbeing’ is the latest addition to the ‘What Works Network’, which was launched by the government last year to improve public services .... More>>
Home fragrance manufacturer and retailer AromaWorks has expanded its business by launching a brand new essential-oil skincare range that is vegan-friendly, pregnancy safe, plus gluten and dairy free.
Now operating from a purpose-built 7,000sq ft (650sq m) distribution, research, development and manufacturing centre in .... More>>
Sports Direct’s gym chain – Sports Direct Fitness – is to offer memberships from as little as £5 per month for its business model, which will see health clubs embedded in the group’s retail stores. Embracing the ethos .... More>>
Standalone beauty pop-up boutiques by Clinique and Bobbi Brown have joined upper-scale brands Dior, Chanel and Burberry in the famous piazza of Covent Garden in London – to retail spa products in an .... More>>
A London-based National Football League (NFL) team would be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a study carried out by Deloitte.
The figure is based on a London team playing eight .... More>>
The Thermae Bath Spa is proving to be a significant driver of tourism for the ancient UK city of Bath, with nearly two thirds of visitors arriving in the region simply to experience the spa's roof-top .... More>>
Tune Group is to invest £200m into its low-cost hospitality arm Tune Hotels as part of plans to open up to 25 new properties in the UK by 2020.
The private investment group – helmed by entrepreneur and Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club owner Tony Fernandes – is .... More>>
CIMSPA has begun the recruitment process for its long term CEO as the organisation pushes forward with its transformation programme.
The closing date for applications for the CEO role – based at CIMSPA HQ in Loughborough – is 14 November and the job advert notes the chief executive should be an .... More>>
Paul Zadoff has been promoted to the role of TRX president, charged with heading up the functional training company’s leadership team and driving its next chapter of expansion. Zadoff joined TRX in June 2013 as chief commercial officer, responsible for the global .... More>>
Former tourism minister John Penrose has called for VisitEngland to become an independent organisation, in line with the tourism bodies of the other home nations. Penrose, who was tourism minister from 2010 to 2012, .... More>>
A floating art gallery backed by Dame Judi Dench and Prince Charles is set to be destroyed after the London Port Authority failed to offer an alternate site appropriate for the nine-barge art .... More>>
The Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham, UK, has unveiled artists impressions of spa facilities that will be added to the estate as part of an £18m (US$29m, €23m) investment plan.
£3m (US$5m, €4m) of the .... More>>
The government’s high performance sport agency UK Sport is to reconsider its “no compromise” approach to funding elite sport.
Speaking to the BBC, UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl said the agency would launch a consultation, during which all stakeholders – such as national governing bodies – will have an opportunity to voice their views on .... More>>
Tourism’s enhanced reputation as an economic driver and creator of jobs, together with its position as the lifeblood of a number of marginal constituencies, could see the sector enjoy increased recognition as political .... More>>
Council-run parks and leisure centres could be in jeopardy thanks to a £4.3bn funding 'black hole' in adult care services caused by austerity cuts and an ageing population, a new study has warned. .... More>>
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