The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) decision to refer the proposed merger of The Gym Group and Pure Gym to an in-depth investigation – a move which prompted the low cost operators to scrap the .... More>>
A new £7m (US$11.9m, €8.8m) development in Brixton, south London – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – has opened today (24 July) in the form of the UK’s first national black heritage .... More>>
Work has got underway this week on a £1.9m regeneration project to upgrade facilities at Adwick Leisure Centre in Doncaster.
Operator Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) has obtained Doncaster Council funding .... More>>
Retail and mixed-use property developer Hammerson has recorded a strong set of results for the first half of 2014 (up to 30 June), with pre-tax profits hitting £362.9m. The real estate investment trust – which is behind .... More>>
The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night was a unique blend of bagpipes, banter and bravado, as the city welcomed more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations.
An .... More>>
UK tourism body VisitBritain is hoping the emerging popularity of TV dramas such as Downton Abbey and Sherlock in Japan will lead to a surge of new visitors to the UK.
The globally popular – and quintessentially British – TV shows have both recently .... More>>
With the Commonwealth Games set to kick off this evening (23 July) through a much-anticipated opening ceremony, the buzz has clearly spread to Glasgow’s hospitality sector, with hotel prices up a .... More>>
The Good Spa Guide will present its fifth annual awards on the first evening of the two-day Spa Life UK Conference between 18-19 November at Center Parcs Woburn Forest.
Launched in 2010, The .... More>>
English Heritage has published new three-part draft guidance on good practice and planning in a historic environment.
The guidance – to be consulted until 5 September – covers how planners should .... More>>
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have provided the UK economy with a trade and industry boost in excess of £14bn.
The figure comes from the second annual update of the Inspired by 2012: The legacy from .... More>>
A new medi-spa has been launched alongside existing spa facilities at The Culloden Estate & Spa in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in collaboration with a number of healthcare specialists.
Randox Health – a blood profiling .... More>>
Jeremy McCarthy, the new group director of spa for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, has spoken exclusively to Spa Opportunities about his new role based in Hong Kong and the ethos he'll embrace as he bids to drive the business forward.
McCarthy revealed that Mandarin Oriental's reputation for having the best spa in .... More>>
With final preparations and rehearsals for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony nearly over, the organisers have promised that tonight’s celebrations will "capture the heart, soul, and true grit of the people of Glasgow".
More than one billion people .... More>>
The Manchester United Museum is about to reach a significant landmark when it welcomes its five millionth visitor through its doors later this month.
Originally opened in 1986 as the first of its kind in the world, .... More>>
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management has launched a specialised course in spa and health management – in collaboration with ESPA and Genolier Swiss Medical Network (GSMN).
The .... More>>
A new research paper examining why as many as one in three people ditch fitness trackers shortly after buying them, has found that better education of the benefits is key to ensuring more “happily ever afters” between .... More>>
Software provider Refer-all, which specialises in solutions to enhance the efficiency of exercise referrals from GP to leisure provider, has launched a new foundation designed to support leisure providers as they seek to work more closely with local authorities in the .... More>>
Consumer research company The Hartman Group has published an infographic of ten defining attributes of ‘health and wellness,’ as perceived by
millennials. Millennials, for the purpose of the .... More>>
Despite the stereotypes of living on beer, black coffee and baked beans, students are actually a lot more active than we give them credit for, with almost a half of UK students belonging to a gym, according to new .... More>>
Brighton, UK's, Hippodrome looks set to enjoy a new lease of life after Brighton & Hove City Council approved plans to transform the 117-year-old structure into a cinema and restaurant complex.
Alaska Development .... More>>
Delivering training for the next generation of active leisure workers is a great responsibility. Choosing which awarding organisation to go with can play a significant role in the learner's levels of success, and in turn, yours too. More>>
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