22 Feb 2018 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Leisure Opportunities issue 730, 2018 is now out!

Blogs:

Read blogs by writer:

Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Tom Walker
Journalist,
Leisure Media

Our guest writers:

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Brad Irwin
Partnerships development manager,
Natural History Museum

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

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,
Ecsite

Ian Taylor
CEO,
SkillsActive

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Lucy Schweingruber
Fundraising and Events Manager,
Ecsite

View all guest writers
by Peter Ducker
Chief executive, Institute of Hospitality

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...]

The post-recession return to growth

by Peter Ducker

Following one of the worst recessions in history, the UK is now passing from recovery to bona-fide growth. Instead of the 1.5 per cent it gave us a few months ago, the IMF now expects the UK to grow 2.4 per cent this year, higher than any other European country. [more...]

How to stop the hospitality sector's drop out rate

by Peter Ducker

To plagiarise The Monkees, I'm a believer. I believe that the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry offers great career opportunities, rewards talent and recognises commitment. Yet it is still perceived by many as a job rather than a career. [more...]

Engage with your local college

by Peter Ducker

Hospitality, leisure and tourism (HLT) is one of the real success stories of the global economy and one that requires an ever increasing number of qualified managers. [more...]

Passion to succeed

by Peter Ducker

On 11 March the Institute of Hospitality hosted its third annual Passion 4 Hospitality student debating competition. As eight universities competed, it was a privilege to witness the quick-witted energy, intelligence – and passion – on display. [more...]

Are you well?

by Peter Ducker

How are you? No, really! Feeling good, I hope, but just because you work in the sport and leisure sector we can’t assume you’re a picture of health. [more...]

Future is bright for tourism and hospitality

by Peter Ducker

I’m taking on my new role as CEO of the Institute of Hospitality at a time when the prospects for hospitality, leisure and tourism are encouragingly positive. At a global level, tourism is generating income and jobs around the world and lifting millions over the poverty line. [more...]

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