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Leisure Management issue 1, 2016 is now out!

Blogs:

Leisure Management bloggers:

Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

Philippe Rossiter
Chief Executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Gareth Edwards
Director of Education,
Springboard

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Katie Barnes
Managing Editor,
Spa Business

Edwina Hart
Minister for Business,
Welsh Assembly Government

Tim Lewthwaite
Publications manager,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,
Ecsite

Linda Cendes
Program Assistant, Comms,
AZA

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Michel Buchel
President of Ecsite and CEO of NEMO, Amsetrdan,
NEMO

Antonio Gomes Da Costa
Co-ordinator of PLACES,
Ecsite

Jean-Guy de Gabriac
Founder/ CEO,
Tip Touch Academie

Leah De Silva
Business development director,
Springboard

Jean-Baptiste Desbois
Director General,
Cité de l'espace

Hans Gubbels
Director,
Continium Discovery Center, NL

Adrian Mahon
Chair,
BALPPA

Chris Marriott
Capita Symonds

Valentina Montalto
EU consultant,
KEA European Affairs

Malcolm Roughead
Chief Executive,
VisitScotland

Dee Smith
Head of Programmes,
Springboard

Andrew Wade
Partner,
Lawrence Graham LLP

Air Passenger Duty and aviation capacity

by Kurt Janson

The government recently carried out a consultation on a restructuring of the Air Passenger Duty (APD) regime. It was originally meant to discuss the merits of moving from the current 'per passenger' regime to a 'per plane' regime, which the government preferred as a means of encouraging airlines to use more efficient aircraft. [more...]

The Inside Track to uncover fresh talent

by Philippe Rossiter

Over the past few weeks, we have once again witnessed the British summer sporting festival. Wimbledon, Henley and Goodwood all attracted much interest - not just from sports fans, but also by many organisations who use these occasions to host their customers and potential clients. [more...]

Donations will help funding new careers

by Sam Coulstock

The way the economy is today, companies are straining to keep their heads above water. So just imagine what it is like for a charity to obtain funding and the support to continue helping in today's economy. [more...]

Problems in the war on regulation

by Kurt Janson

The government has introduced a major initiative to free-up the tourism industry so that it can provide economic growth by reducing legislation. [more...]

A time to reflect on the past 60 years

by Philippe Rossiter

On 7 June, the Institute of Hospitality held its AGM and Annual Lunch at London's Dorchester Hotel. Attendance was at its highest level for many years, demonstrating a welcome and positive support by the industry for its professional body. [more...]

Cinemas sweat their assets

by Liz Terry

Cinemas have been a great place to put your money for the last 20 years as the multiplex market has grown from scratch, boomed and created big profits for operators and investors. [more...]

Councils must choose the most appropriate procurement route

by Chris Marriott

The message that local authorities can make big savings by outsourcing the management of their leisure facilities has been received loud and clear. Activity in the leisure outsourcing market has increased markedly since last year; so much so that it seems appropriate to continue with the theme. [more...]

Find new models

by Liz Terry

The global recession has driven operators to look further afield for growth, prompting them to be more creative in identifying development and partnership opportunities. The recession has also inspired operators to be more outward-looking in their approach and we're seeing an acceleration in the number of projects that involve international collaboration. [more...]

Meeting visitor expectations

by Hans Gubbels

Visitor expectations used to be simple. A zoo was somewhere to watch animals and discover which part of the world they originated from; a theme park was a place where you had to be courageous enough to be exposed to unknown forces; and a museum was there to learn about heritage or see art. [more...]

The Importance of Accreditation

by Linda Cendes

Not all zoos and aquariums are the same. Accredited zoos and aquariums have demonstrated their commitment to the highest standards in animal care and management and also to safety, conservation, education and visitor services. [more...]

Rise up to the challenging times

by Adrian Mahon

The UK is facing increased taxation and higher unemployment following cutbacks in national and local Government expenditure. And, to cap it all, 'stagflation' - high levels of inflation coupled with an economy which showed signs of a slowdown in the last quarter. [more...]

Happy 30th birthday

by Liz Terry

Welcome to the 30th anniversary, souvenir edition of Leisure Management. We've brought together our leading contributors to explore the ways the industry has grown and developed since 1981. [more...]

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