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Leisure Management
2010 issue 1

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3   Editor's letter: Tough choices
Once the recession is behind us and the economy starts to grow, the job of sorting out public borrowing will begin, with £178bn to repay. What impact do you think this will have on local government leisure services? We welcome your views and feedback. Write to us at [email protected]

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8   World leisure news: TDIC unveils new Qasr Al Sarab resort
The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) has launched the new Qasr Al Sarab holiday resort in the Rub’ al Khali (Empty Quarter) desert in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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10   Sport: UK sports clubs ‘defying recession’
Community sports clubs across the UK are withstanding the recession after reporting an increase in membership levels, according to new research by the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR).

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12   Commercial: G Casino launches in Coventry
More than 1,200 guests attended a special event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry in October to mark the opening of Grosvenor Casinos’ ninth G Casino in the UK.

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13   Health and fitness: LA Fitness to spend £30m on revamps
Private equity-owned gym chain LA Fitness has earmarked £30m for a comprehensive refurbishment programme of its 83-strong portfolio of health clubs in the UK.

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14   Attractions: Historic Margate coaster saved
The future of Britain’s oldest surviving rollercoaster, a scenic railway ride in Margate, has been safeguarded after the Dreamland Trust was handed a £3.7m grant.

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15   Public sector: Council unveils Wakefield plans
Plans for a new multi-million pound swimming pool and fitness complex in the centre of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, have been unveiled by the local authority.

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16   Property: €430m leisure complex planned for Dundalk
An application for a €430m (£387.4m) snow complex in Dundalk, Ireland, is to be submitted to Louth County Council.

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17   Parks: Work starts on £3.8m Bury woodland scheme
A new 71-hectare (175-acre) community woodland is set to be created in Bury, Greater Manchester, as part of a £3.8m regeneration scheme incorporating the town’s Waterdale and Drinkwater parks.

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18   Spa: Luxury spa for Hoole Hall
An £8m luxury spa opened to the public on 2 November in Chester, Cheshire.

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19   Hospitality: D&D London unveils Moorgate hotel plans
Restaurant operator D&D London has unveiled plans to develop its first hotel after securing a deal with property company Frogmore for a new 80-bedroom property in Moorgate, London.

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20   Design news: Hotel opens on Grand Prix Circuit
The Yas Hotel has launched on Abu Dhabi Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit. The hotel actually consists of two separate buildings, which are connected by a bridge spanning the racetrack. Steel and diamond shaped glass panels ‘drape’ over the two buildings, uniting them visually.

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22   Design profile: Peter Joehnk
The Hamburg-based interior designer talks to Rhianon Howells about winning the Best Futuristic Design Award for Park Inn, Krakow, and his future plans

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24   Architect's focus: Dominique Perrault
The French architect shares his inspiration for the Madrid Olympic Tennis Centre

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26   Hotseat: James Caan and Ben Silcox
The partners behind new health club brand nuyuu tell Magali Robathan why they think the sector is ripe for a shake up

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30   Interview: Don Camilleri
Center Parcs’ development director speaks out about the frustrations of getting the Woburn site through planning

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34   Burning question: Should children be allowed to touch farm animals
Following the E.coli outbreak at Godstone Farm, we ask if guidelines should be changed for next season

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36   Business analysis: Building Butlins
Butlin’s new Ocean Hotel and Spa fits well with the brand’s strategy of attracting new types of customer while staying true to its roots, says Matthew Goodman

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38   Paradise found: Green dream
Can a €1bn luxury resort really be sustainable? Magali Robathan finds out how the man behind Greek resort Costa Navarino plans to create an 100 per cent emission-free destination
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42   Adventure stories: Making fresh tracks
The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead has opened following a £23m development. Kath Hudson checks it out
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44   Sport regeneration: City of sport
Major new sports facilities including Cardiff City Stadium, Millennium Stadium and the ISV have transformed Cardiff. We look at their impact on the city
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48   Attractions: Building a brand
Ahead of the opening of the UK’s first Legoland Discovery Centre in Manchester’s Trafford Centre, Andrea Jezovit looks at how the brand fits with Merlin Entertainment’s wider plans
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52   Corporate wellness: Using wellness
Ginsters’ innovative employee wellness programme uses sport and leisure to boost morale, lower staff turnover and create a healthier workforce. Kath Hudson finds out how
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56   Energy: Capitalising on carbon reduction
We take a look at how the launch of the Carbon Reduction Commitment scheme can be used to the industry’s advantage
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58   Restaurants: Dining with a difference
We take a close look at a few of the world’s weirdest restaurants
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62   BISL: Start of a new era
David Teasdale previews the coming year and sets out BISL’s new manifesto
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64   Senior's solutions: Be true to yourself
Real customer focus is essential in these tough times, says Grahame Senior
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66   Travel: Travel research
Britons are staying close to home during the recession, and are likely to be careful about spending on travel during 2010
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68   Leisure-kit: Product focus
New products for industry buyers
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72   Leisure directory: Be seen by over 14,000 active buyers
In the most exciting full colour buyers guide in the leisure industry
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74   Odd job: Silent movie pianist
Neil Brand explains how he brings silent films to life with his piano playing
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