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

Leisure Opportunities issue 732, 2018 is now out!


parks & countryside bloggers:

Liz Terry
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
Health Club Management

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

parks & countryside

AZA training course equips future leaders of zoos and aquariums

by Jennifer Fields

It’s imperative that the next generation of executive directors of AZA-accredited zoological facilities are trained, educated, and prepared to lead their communities in environmental stewardship while advancing their facility with strong business and operational skills. [more...]

Linear parks enrich us

by Liz Terry

When Meg Daly broke both her arms in a bike accident, she was forced to use Miami’s Metrorail and then walk under the raised train tracks to get to physiotherapy sessions. The path beneath the tracks was wide and shaded and as she walked, it occurred to her that the land was a precious, under-used resource and the idea for the Miami Underline – a 16km linear park and urban trail – was born. [more...]

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...]

Creating ‘wellness cities’

by Kate Cracknell

Recommendations made in January that two new garden cities be built in southern England to ease the UK’s housing shortage have prompted fierce political debate. [more...]

It’s time to build wellness cities

by Liz Terry

Earlier this month, news broke that the UK government is planning to build two new Garden Cities in the south of England to ease a housing shortage. The original Garden Cities - conceived in 1898 by Sir Ebenezer Howard - were planned, self-contained communities surrounded by green space, containing homes, industry and agriculture. Plans for the new settlements seem likely to be guided by this philosophy. [more...]

New style and substance

by Liz Terry

Happy New Year! The first edition of Leisure Management in 2013 marks the beginning of a new chapter in the magazine's development as it enters its 31st year and we hope you enjoy our new format, which will be more focused on the amazing people who make things happen in our industry. [more...]

The danger of scrapping the DCMS

by John Goodbody

Reports that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) faces being scrapped after the Olympic Games has sent a shiver through the sporting establishment. After being set up in 1992 and originally called the Department of National Heritage, it was quickly nicknamed 'The Ministry of Fun' and 'the Ministry of Free Tickets.' [more...]

IMSPA is born

by Liz Terry

In the end, the announcement was so low-key it could almost have been missed. After 30 years locked in mortal combat, ILAM/ISPAL and ISRM had ceased to exist and in their place was the new Chartered Institute for Sport and Physical Activity - IMSPA. [more...]

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