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Sesame Street theme park coming to San Diego in 2021
BY Andy Knaggs | 21 Oct 2019
Topo Design Studio spa revamp follows resort renovation at Sheraton Maldives
BY Stu Robarts | 21 Oct 2019
Waterpark industry heads to Disney World as World Waterpark Association hosts annual show in Orlando
BY Andy Knaggs | 21 Oct 2019
Kyricos receives Leading Woman in Wellness award
BY Jane Kitchen | 21 Oct 2019
Huge nature and recreation development planned for Brisbane wetlands
BY Stu Robarts | 21 Oct 2019
Mike Peters appointed CEO of International Paralympic Committee
BY Tom Walker | 21 Oct 2019
Europe's largest esports venue planned for Stockholm
BY Tom Walker | 21 Oct 2019
EuropeActive and ukactive will 'continue to work together' in the event of Brexit
BY Tom Walker | 18 Oct 2019
Eden Project targets 2020 start on geothermal energy project
BY Andy Knaggs | 18 Oct 2019
Alton Towers announces new attraction based on David Walliams' books
BY Andy Knaggs | 18 Oct 2019
UK government invests £250m into cultural and creative infrastructure projects
BY Andy Knaggs | 18 Oct 2019
Artistic façade adorns adapatable, MVRDV-designed urban redevelopment
BY Stu Robarts | 18 Oct 2019
FIBO reveals details for Southeast Asia event: Singapore picked as host
BY Tom Walker | 18 Oct 2019
It’s time for governments to pay attention to wellness, says Global Wellness Institute
BY Megan Whitby | 20 Oct 2019
American journal publishes new exercise guidelines for cancer survivors
BY Tom Walker | 18 Oct 2019
Six Senses adds the fourth lodge to its multi-location Bhutan project
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Oct 2019
Longevity Wellness Worldwide creates medi-wellness blend for Portuguese resort
BY Megan Whitby | 18 Oct 2019
Arianna Huffington's Thrive acquires AI specialist Boundless Mind
BY Tom Walker | 17 Oct 2019
Regular exercise 'highly beneficial' for heart patients, regardless of age
BY Tom Walker | 17 Oct 2019
Blackpool Museum to evoke lively spirit of UK's seaside entertainment heritage
BY Andy Knaggs | 17 Oct 2019
     
 


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21 Oct 2019
Sesame Street theme park coming to San Diego in 2021
Sesame Street theme park coming to San Diego in 2021   Sesame Place, the second theme park to result from a collaboration between the makers of Sesame Street and SeaWorld Entertainment, is to open in San Diego in 2021. The first Sesame Place park opened near Philadelphia in 1980, while areas of SeaWorld parks, such as in San Diego, San Antonio and Orlando, .... More>>
21 Oct 2019
Topo Design Studio spa revamp follows resort renovation at Sheraton Maldives
Topo Design Studio spa revamp follows resort renovation at Sheraton Maldives   A $470,000 (€422,000, £362,000) spa renovation is being carried out by Topo Design Studio at the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort, with treatment villas being revamped and an upgrade to the VIP suite. Topo's work follows a larger $20m (€18m, £15m) renovation they carried out at the resort last year that saw .... More>>
21 Oct 2019
Waterpark industry heads to Disney World as World Waterpark Association hosts annual show in Orlando
Waterpark industry heads to Disney World as World Waterpark Association hosts annual show in Orlando   Almost 2,000 delegates from 23 countries had the chance to take part in a comprehensive educational programme at the 2019 World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show, held this year at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, with awards, keynote speeches and a trade show also built into the event. Held from 7 to .... More>>
21 Oct 2019
Kyricos receives Leading Woman in Wellness award
Kyricos receives Leading Woman in Wellness award   Mia Kyricos, senior vice president and global head of wellbeing for Hyatt Hotels, was presented with the Leading Woman in Wellness award at the Global Wellness Summit in Singapore last week. Kyricos, who has a long and distinguished career in the spa industry, joined Hyatt last year, and has been a champion of .... More>>
21 Oct 2019
Huge nature and recreation development planned for Brisbane wetlands
Huge nature and recreation development planned for Brisbane wetlands   Plans have been revealed for a 150ha (16 million sq ft) wetlands development in Brisbane that will include a community hub, walking routes, events spaces and canoe and kayak facilities. Formerly a site for wastewater treatment and waste disposal – and a source of pollution for the local area – the Archerfield .... More>>
21 Oct 2019
Mike Peters appointed CEO of International Paralympic Committee
Mike Peters appointed CEO of International Paralympic Committee   The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has appointed two-time Paralympian Dr Mike Peters as its new CEO. Peters – who captained the USA 7-a-side football team at the Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004 Paralympic Games – will replace Xavier Gonzalez, who had held the role since 2004. Gonzales has been widely .... More>>
21 Oct 2019
Europe's largest esports venue planned for Stockholm
Europe's largest esports venue planned for Stockholm   Plans have been revealed to build Europe's largest esports gaming hub in the Swedish capital Stockholm. Space Digital Culture Centres (Space) – a Swedish property and entertainments venture set up to create hubs for gaming and music – plans to establish a permanent, 7,500sq m (80,700sq ft) esports venue .... More>>
18 Oct 2019
EuropeActive and ukactive will 'continue to work together' in the event of Brexit
EuropeActive and ukactive will 'continue to work together' in the event of Brexit   Physical activity bodies ukactive and EuropeActive have agreed to strengthen their partnership in the event of the UK leaving the European Union. ukactive CEO Huw Edwards and EuropeActive acting CEO David Stalker reiterated their commitment to maintain their close working relationship – whatever the outcome of .... More>>
18 Oct 2019
Eden Project targets 2020 start on geothermal energy project
Eden Project targets 2020 start on geothermal energy project   A long-planned project to drill for geothermal heat to power the Eden Project site in Cornwall will finally go ahead, after EU and Cornwall Council funding was approved. The project ‒ described by Eden Project co-founder Sir Tim Smit as the biggest leap forward for Eden since it opened in 2001 ‒ will eventually .... More>>
18 Oct 2019
Alton Towers announces new attraction based on David Walliams' books
Alton Towers announces new attraction based on David Walliams' books   David Walliams, the comedian, actor and best-selling author, is partnering with the UK's Alton Towers Resort to bring characters from his children's books to life at the park in a new attraction: The World of David Walliams. The resort said that construction started on a site around the existing Cloud Cuckoo .... More>>
18 Oct 2019
UK government invests £250m into cultural and creative infrastructure projects
UK government invests £250m into cultural and creative infrastructure projects   Funding support for York's National Railway Museum, Coventry's 2021 UK City of Culture programme and infrastructure and maintenance work at local and regional museums across the country are all included in the UK Government's proposed new Culture Investment Fund. The £250m (US$322m, €290m) funding package from .... More>>
18 Oct 2019
Artistic façade adorns adapatable, MVRDV-designed urban redevelopment
Artistic façade adorns adapatable, MVRDV-designed urban redevelopment   MVRDV has recently completed the WERK12 mixed-use building in Munich, Germany, with elements that can be adapted for use by different tenants and an artistic façade that recalls the site's past graffiti culture. The 7,700sq m (83,000sq ft) development already has a varied group of tenants, including restaurants .... More>>
18 Oct 2019
FIBO reveals details for Southeast Asia event: Singapore picked as host
FIBO reveals details for Southeast Asia event: Singapore picked as host   The first-ever FIBO Southeast Asia fitness event will be held in Singapore next year. Taking place at the iconic Marina Bay Sands from 24 to 26 September 2020, FIBO SEA will bring together fitness brands, manufacturers, distributors, buyers and trainers from across the region – as well as from leading global .... More>>
20 Oct 2019
It’s time for governments to pay attention to wellness, says Global Wellness Institute
It’s time for governments to pay attention to wellness, says Global Wellness Institute   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released a white paper – Opportunities and Impacts of the Wellness Economy for Regional Development – to guide policymakers, researchers and business people. Researched and written by GWI senior fellows, Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston, the paper explores the .... More>>
18 Oct 2019
American journal publishes new exercise guidelines for cancer survivors
American journal publishes new exercise guidelines for cancer survivors   Cancer survivors should undertake a minimum of 90 minutes of aerobic and resistance training each week, according to new guidelines published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal. The new recommendations outline that survivors should perform aerobic and resistance training for .... More>>
18 Oct 2019
Six Senses adds the fourth lodge to its multi-location Bhutan project
Six Senses adds the fourth lodge to its multi-location Bhutan project   Six Senses has opened its fourth Himalayan guest lodge in Bhutan, Six Senses Gangtey, named the “Traditional Bird Watching Bridge”. This eight suite lodge is part of a multi-location project – Six Senses Bhutan– composed of 5 satellite lodges designed to take guests on a journey through the Kingdom of Bhutan. .... More>>
18 Oct 2019
Longevity Wellness Worldwide creates medi-wellness blend for Portuguese resort
Longevity Wellness Worldwide creates medi-wellness blend for Portuguese resort   Medical treatments and spa and wellness interventions are offered side by side at the new €25m Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel in Alvor, Portugal. Developed by HPA Group and Longevity Wellness Worldwide, the 70-room resort has extensive facilities offering preventative and solution-based therapies, blending .... More>>
17 Oct 2019
Arianna Huffington's Thrive acquires AI specialist Boundless Mind
Arianna Huffington's Thrive acquires AI specialist Boundless Mind   Thrive Global, the wellness and behaviour change tech firm founded by Arianna Huffington, has acquired neuroscience-based AI company Boundless Mind. Boundless specialises in behavioural design and engineering. Its technology fuses neuroscience and artificial intelligence to optimise, personalise and target .... More>>
17 Oct 2019
Regular exercise 'highly beneficial' for heart patients, regardless of age
Regular exercise 'highly beneficial' for heart patients, regardless of age   Regular exercise is highly beneficial for all patients with cardiovascular disease regardless of age. A study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology investigated the effects of an exercise‐based cardiac rehabilitation programme on a range of physical and psychological parameters in young, old, .... More>>
17 Oct 2019
Blackpool Museum to evoke lively spirit of UK's seaside entertainment heritage
Blackpool Museum to evoke lively spirit of UK's seaside entertainment heritage   A £13m (US$16.8m, €15.1m) project to create a museum that celebrates Blackpool's role in the development of British popular culture is moving forward, following the award of a £4m (US$5.2m, €4.7m) grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Blackpool Museum Project in Lancashire is due to open in 2021 .... More>>
17 Oct 2019
Gustafson Porter Bowman's Parque Central opens on former Valencia railway lines
Gustafson Porter Bowman's Parque Central opens on former Valencia railway lines   The first phase of a new 23ha (2,500,000sq ft) urban park designed by landscape architect Gustafson Porter + Bowman and built on the site of former railway lines and industrial land has opened in Valencia, Spain. Parque Central is part of a larger project in the city that will see train lines moved underground to .... More>>
16 Oct 2019
New Dream Cruises ship to have world's longest seaborne coaster
New Dream Cruises ship to have world's longest seaborne coaster   The world's longest rollercoaster at sea will be included in an on board theme park on Dream Cruises' new Global Dream ship, due to launch in early 2021. Space Cruiser will be the highlight of the "Dream Park at the Pier" theme park on the ship, which will be the first of Dream Cruises' new Global Class of .... More>>
16 Oct 2019
Saniya Kantawala Design's homely Mumbai restaurant draws on warm materials and earthy tones
Saniya Kantawala Design's homely Mumbai restaurant draws on warm materials and earthy tones   Saniya Kantawala Design interiors studio has designed a 2,100sq ft (195sq m) restaurant in Mumbai, India, that was conceived to celebrate Indian cuisine and culture in a homely, communal setting. To foster the feeling of homeliness at Mannrangi, a mixture of warm materials and earthy tones were used. Fabric was .... More>>
16 Oct 2019
Aussie fitness chain Viva continues acquisition programme – picks up Healthworks
Aussie fitness chain Viva continues acquisition programme – picks up Healthworks   Australian health club operator Viva Leisure has acquired eight Healthworks Fitness Centres in the state of Queensland. Healthworks offers full-service clubs with group exercise classes, large gym floors and functional training areas. The deal – which will be funded from Viva's cash reservers – is part of the .... More>>
16 Oct 2019
Noel Asmar Group launches new textile recycling initiative for hotels and spas
Noel Asmar Group launches new textile recycling initiative for hotels and spas   Uniform manufacturer Noel Asmar Group has launched a new sustainability initiative, Hospitality Lifecycle, a textile recycling programme for hotels and spas. Hospitality Lifecycle is an initiative to provide hotels and spas access to practical, cost-effective solutions to safely and securely dispose of used .... More>>
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