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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

Snakes & Ladders

by Liz Terry

There’s a bouncy feel to the latest TEA/AECOM Theme and Museum Index (Attractions Management 2015 issue 3 page 42) which reports healthy growth in attendances across attractions sectors from museums to theme and water parks. AECOM, which did the research, says the top 25 amusement/theme parks grew attendances by 4.1 per cent in 2014, the top 20 waterparks by 2.8 per cent and the top 20 museums by 1.6 per cent. Increases were recorded on all continents. [more...]

National Living Wage

by Eva McDiarmid

The much-heralded first all-Conservative budget in 18 years was made public last week by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. It features some very controversial elements if media stories are anything to go by. But the one thing that is likely to impact on tourism businesses is the introduction of what is being referred to as a ‘National Living Wage’ (NLW), which will effectively become a minimum wage. [more...]

Building respectful partnerships

by Liz Terry

Mixed-use developments of all kinds rely on the inclusion of leisure elements for a range of vital impacts which make the difference between the success or failure of a scheme. [more...]

Competitiveness – staying ahead of the game

by Eva McDiarmid

The World Economic Forum published its 6th Travel & Tourism Competitiveness report some weeks back. This biennial report was first published in 2005 and lets us track progress over time in the countries being measured and compared, allowing cross country comparisons. It looks at 141 countries worldwide across 90 indicators. This year's report is titled 'Growth through Shocks' and addresses the effects of geopolitical tensions in different parts of the world as well as the ever present threats of pandemics. [more...]

Killer sport

by Liz Terry

The FIFA corruption scandal has brought the issue of Qatar's hosting of the Football World Cup to the top of the agenda again and – along with the allegations of bribery – has highlighted the death toll which has occurred to date during the building of the country's World Cup stadia. [more...]

The times they are a'changing'?

by Eva McDiarmid

On the back of what was a largely unpredicted election result last week the times they are about to change (with apologies to Bob Dylan) – BIG TIME! In other parts of the UK the pollsters got it wrong although perhaps in Scotland something close to the final result had been predicted. But just what will this mean for Scotland and our relationship with the rest of the UK in all its glory? [more...]

Preservation

by Liz Terry

It’s been a challenging time for the heritage sector. Widespread destruction of temples and other ancient monuments has been reported in Kathmandu following the Nepal earthquake, along with huge loss of life. [more...]

Active and wellness design

by Liz Terry

The spa industry is growing more quickly than ever before, with roll-outs globally in all sectors. There’s never been a better time both to create wellness environments and to adopt green building methods to improve the health of both customers and the planet. [more...]

Use research to inspire

by Kate Cracknell

The world of scientific research can seem impenetrable at times – lengthy papers full of Greek letters and shorthand – but it’s a world we should get to grips with, because it offers new avenues to explore as we develop concepts, services and messaging to engage both members and prospects. [more...]

9/11

by Liz Terry

Rarely has one moment in time so defined an age and a place as Ground Zero, New York City on September 11 2001. It’s almost impossible to imagine how daunting the task appeared when the first meeting was called to discuss the development of a lasting memorial on the site. [more...]

Adding value

by Liz Terry

Leisure is emerging as a powerful anchor for residential and retail developments, as well as adding significant bottom line value to a wide range of other development types. [more...]

Is the tide turning on the UK tourism boom?

by Kurt Janson

Over the last four years the tourism industry has been at the forefront of the UK’s economic recovery. It has generated a third of all additional jobs in the country, provided a boost to export earnings and helped maintain regional economies. [more...]

Confidence improves but fragility remains

by Peter Ducker

For the UK hotel market, at least, the recession is fast receding. The latest performance data shows average increases in RevPAR of 20 per cent across the UK, with our 12 largest cities recording growth for what was the fourth consecutive quarter. [more...]

Access for all

by Liz Terry

In Attractions Management 2014 issue 4 we ask our panel of experts how attractions can better cater for people with disabilities – how they can engage with them and enable them to enjoy the enhanced quality of life that comes from great days out with friends and family (see page 28). [more...]

Wellness surge breaks the Catch 22

by Liz Terry

As more consumers turn to a wellness lifestyle, spas in urban hotels in the US are enjoying the benefits of increased volume, with profits up significantly, according to a new report from PKFC – Trends® in the Hotel Spa Industry. [more...]

Embracing active design

by Kate Cracknell

People should be active every day, with opportunities to do so designed into the very fabric of our environments and our daily lives. That was the clear message of last month’s inspirational Active by Design Summit, organised by the UK’s Design Council. So how might this look in practice, and what does it mean for health club operators? [more...]

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