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

Leisure Opportunities issue 745, 2018 is now out!

Blogs:

hotels & hospitality 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

Gareth Edwards
Director of Education,
Springboard

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Katie Barnes
Managing Editor,
Spa Business

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

Dee Smith
Head of Programmes,
Springboard

Andrew Wade
Partner,
Lawrence Graham LLP

hotels & hospitality

Value of domestic breaks

by Eva McDiarmid

Research undertaken recently by ATS Euromaster, and published at the end of last month, found that 75 per cent of Brits plan to take a holiday in the UK this year. The sample size was 2000 and also found that of those who had already been away, 72 per cent had stayed in the UK. [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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 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...]

Tapping into wellness tourism

by Kate Cracknell

As health clubs align themselves more closely with wellness, exciting new opportunities are emerging. [more...]

India: challenge and opportunity

by Liz Terry

The phenomenal growth of the Indian economy is well documented, however, wellness and spa companies wanting to do business there need to be surgical in their analysis of the opportunities if they are to create successful businesses. [more...]

Emotional engagement

by Katie Barnes

Incredible spas resonate with guests at a deep level, ?lling their senses and engaging their emotions in a way that makes the experience powerful, profound and pleasurable. Yet given that the industry aspires to engage mind body and spirit, too many spas are just plain dreary. [more...]

Scotland rocks!

by Eva McDiarmid

Three of the four Scottish regions announced their Thistle winners last week and along with the winners of the Highlands and Islands Tourism awards, the national winners will be announced in November. The Thistles celebrate all that is best in Scottish tourism and a look at the winners (and runners-up) across the categories suggests that across the various sectors and regions, the industry really is ramping up its game. [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...]

Generating growth and ensuring quality

by Ufi Ibrahim

We are living through one of the most critical and exciting times that our industry has ever seen. Despite difficult economic challenges, hospitality and tourism are bucking the national trend. [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...]

A united effort is needed to ensure government listens to what the hospitality industry needs

by Ufi Ibrahim

The UK hospitality and tourism industry comprises internationally renowned businesses and a fantastic variety of small enterprises. Together we contribute some 8% to the total GDP – that's around £115 billion per annum. [more...]

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