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Leisure Management
2010 issue 3

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3   Editor's letter: Backing tourism
"Factors like the weakness of sterling and the recession have improved our tourism balance of payments, and overnight trips by domestic tourists were up 7 per cent in 2009, with spending up 4 per cent. Overnight trips to the seaside were up by an enormous four million"

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6   News update: World leisure
Centre Pompidou-Metz, the offshoot of Paris's famous Pompidou Centre, opened in mid-May in France.

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7   News update: Sport
Crystal Springs Resort (CSR) is the new owner of Mountain Creek, the New York metropolitan area's closest winter resort.

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10   News update: Health and fitness
US-based operator Anytime Fitness has revealed plans to open 50 sites in the UK and Ireland by the end of 2012 after it secured a master franchise agreement.

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12   News update: Commercial
New leaseholders have been appointed at the Donington Park motor racing circuit near Kegworth, Leicestershire.

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14   News update: Hospitality
Some of the world's largest hotel companies have written to London mayor Boris Johnson, slamming plans to introduce a levy on hotel developments in order to fund the Crossrail project.

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15   News update: Spa
The women-only Sanctuary spa brand is to be extended with a series of 'High Street' day spas opening around the UK.

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16   News update: Public sector
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed it will reduce expenditure by £88m in 2010-11 as part of government cuts totalling £6.2bn.

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17   News update: Attractions
London mayor Boris Johnson has called on Harry Potter fans to lobby for the development of a theme park dedicated to the ictional wizard in the UK capital.

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18   News update: Parks
HRH Prince William has launched a new campaign designed to protect 2,012 playing fields across the UK as part of efforts to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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20   News: Design news
Including Dublin's new Aviva Stadium, the £100m Savoy refurbishment and a new look for the Midlands Art Centre

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24   Hotseat: Will Deague
The founder of the Art Series Hotels in Melbourne shares his plans

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28   Drinks: Energy boost
We check out the energy drinks and supplements helping to keep customers going for longer

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30   Interview: Brigid Simmonds
After 17 years with BISL, Simmonds talks about her new role as CEO of the British Beer and Pub Association

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34   Big ambitions: A green oasis
Set in the Abu Dhabi desert, the park aims to explore sustainable living and drive tourism in the Emirate

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38   Sport: Riding the rapids
It's now possible to white water raft in the centre of Cardiff, with the launch of CIWW. Magali Robathan goes to visit

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42   Architect's focus: Wilfried van Winden
The eccentric Zaandam Inntel Hotel is putting the Dutch town on the world map. Kath Hudson meets its creator

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44   Tourism: Istanbul inspires
As Istanbul celebrates its year as Capital of Culture, Terry Stevens finds out how the city is changing
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48   Tourism: A fresh start
When Pontins closed in Hemsby, the future for the resort looked bleak. Now a plan to create the 'Eden of the East' is transforming its fortunes
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50   Lifestyle: The American Dream
Rhianon Howells finds out how American Leisure became a global player in lifestyle amenities
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54   Business analysis: Cutting costs
As the new government announces massive cutbacks, Chris Marriott asks whether local authorities can afford to continue managing their own facilities
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56   Training: Training the industry
Lifetime founder Heather Frankham tells us how she grew her company into a major training provider
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59   BISL column: Coalition life
David Teasdale looks at the impact on the leisure industry of the new coalition's first few months in power
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60   Sound and light: Brought to life
From a giant cruise ship to a Virginia park, we look at the projects using sound and light to make an impact
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64   Catering: Eating out
Couture Catering's MD Marc Warde talks about the challenges of catering for outdoor events
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66   Senior's solutions number 16: How to be different
Setting yourself apart and daring to be different can help your leisure business thrive, says Grahame Senior
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68   Leisure-kit.net: Product round-up
New products for industry buyers
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72   Leisure directory: Be seen by over 14,000 active buyers
The most exciting full colour buyers guide in the leisure industry
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74   Odd job: Sleep director
Travelodge's Leigh McCarron talks luxury pet beds, sleep manifestos and hi-tech, sleep-inducing pyjamas
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