30 Jan 2015 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Leisure Opportunities issue 650, 2015 is now out!

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Liz Terry
Editor

Kate Cracknell
Editor,
Health Club Management

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

Philippe Rossiter
Chief Executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Ian Taylor
CEO,
SkillsActive

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Gareth Edwards
Director of Education,
Springboard

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Suki Kalirai
Interim CEO,
SkillsActive

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Stephen Studd
CEO,
SkillsActive

Edwina Hart
Minister for Business,
Welsh Assembly Government

Tim Lewthwaite
Publications manager,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Lisa Starr
Senior Consultant,
Wynne Business

Linda Cendes
Program Assistant, Comms,
AZA

Anna Bjurstam
Owner,
Raison d'Etre

Dieter Buchner
Founding Partner,
Urban Healing

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

Leah De Silva
Business development director,
Springboard

David Grevemberg
CEO,
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Anni Hood
Owner,
Kis Lifestyle Group

Simon Johnson
CEO,
Business in Sport and Leisure

David Kerr
Principal,
David Kerr Associates

Nick King
Director,
Sports Think Tank

Fredrik Lindahl
Treasurer & Administrator,
Finnish Cricket Association

Kerry Mabbley
Customer Relationship Manager,
Springboard

Chris Marriott
Capita Symonds

Rhona Mennie
Business relations manager,
Springboard UK

Peter Moody
Partner,
Brook Street des Roches LLP

Matt Partridge
Executive board member,
CLOA

Jak Phillips
Head of News,
Leisure Media

Tom Pinnington
Associate director,
Capita Symonds

Neil Richmond
Founder,
Neil Richmond & Co.

Hugh Robertson
Minister for Sport

Louise Routh
Marketing and communications director,
Springboard UK

Dee Smith
Head of Programmes,
Springboard

David Stalker
CEO,
ukactive

Chris Trickey
Chief Executive,
SAPCA

Phillip Villars
Managing Director,
Indigo Planning

Andrew Wade
Partner,
Lawrence Graham LLP

Charles Wilford
Co-Head, Leisure Team,
Gerald Eve

Duncan Wood-Allum
Director,
Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy

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...]

A new call to action

by Kate Cracknell

Young or old, disabled or able-bodied, fit or unfit, the brief is clear: we should all be active on a daily basis. This is the unambiguous and very welcome message from Public Health England (PHE) in Everybody Active, Every Day – its recently published national framework designed to combat inactivity. Hear, hear PHE. In their bold simplicity, the four words ‘everybody active, every day’ become more than just the name of the framework – they become a rallying cry for the fitness sector as a whole. [more...]

School sport - could try harder

by Liz Terry

In my mid-teens I went to a new school which turned out to have a tradition of playing tricks on new students. Within a couple of days of starting, someone dropped into a conversation that there were mixed showers after PE. [more...]

Being socially useful

by Kate Cracknell

Has your organisation recognised the value of being genuinely useful to its community – not settling for ‘doing good by helping people get healthy’, but actually putting community interests at the heart of the business? [more...]

International water safety event sees worldwide growth

by Aleatha Ezra

According to the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) UK, "accidental drowning causes around 400 UK deaths every year, the equivalent of one person drowning every 20 hours. Thousands more suffer near drowning experiences, some resulting in life changing injuries. Drowning is still the third highest cause of accidental death in children in the UK." [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...]

Women (and girls) in sport

by Liz Terry

In the latest issue of Sports Management we focus on women in sport, with a cover celebrating the amazing Jo Pavey and her inspiring gold medal performance in the 10,000m at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich. She powered to the title aged 40 –the oldest competitor ever to win in Europe – and only a year after giving birth to her second child. It was lump in the throat stuff. [more...]

Here comes China

by Liz Terry

Speaking at the opening of the recent IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo in Beijing, Paul Noland, president and CEO of IAAPA, said the Chinese market is the fastest growing in the world, with at least 59 theme parks under development, probably more. [more...]

Obesity responsibility

by Kate Cracknell

How should we define obesity – is it a disease, a disability or a lifestyle condition? And why does the definition matter? [more...]

Trailblazing

by Liz Terry

In Leisure Management 2014 issue 3, we celebrate the disruptors – innovators who are coming into the leisure industry with new ideas which are innovative enough to bring about radical change in the way things are done in their sector – whether it be spa, health and fitness, sport or hospitality. [more...]

The feelgood factor

by Kate Cracknell

What really motivates you to exercise today? Are distant goals sufficiently engaging on a day-to-day basis, or will today’s gym visit be more about simply wanting to feel energised and positive about the day? [more...]

On-track with tracking?

by Kate Cracknell

We're hearing more and more about the ‘quantified self’, and this trend is now steering a course directly towards us, with news of some exciting and disruptive deals that won’t just bring tracking to the doorsteps of our clubs, but right into the heart of our businesses. [more...]

Attractions Management magazine launches AM2 global news magazine and invites the industry to join in conversation

by Liz Terry

It's a big day today for the team at Leisure Media as we launch our new magazine – AM2 – the first jobs and news magazine for the global visitor attractions industry. [more...]

The New Philanthropists

by Liz Terry

The majority of visitor attractions rely in part on donations to meet the cost of investment, so wooing benefactors and donors is part of the process. As more tech millionaires are made, will attractions which focus on tech-related topics find it easier to fundraise? [more...]

23 and a half hours

by Kate Cracknell

Can you limit your sitting and sleeping to 23 and a half hours a day? That’s the thought-provoking question asked by Dr Mike Evans in a fantastic short film which everyone in the sector should watch (see www.health-club.co.uk/film). In less than 10 minutes he makes a compelling case for exercise, setting out the extensive health benefits but also, crucially, making these seem achievable. All we need to do is limit our inactivity to 23 and a half hours a day, or 23 hours for children. [more...]

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