21 Dec 2014 World leisure: news, training & property
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Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: London Alperton, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
General Managers - Pools and Fitness
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, gym, private medical
Location: Bedfordshire, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Cafe Supervisor
Salary: £9.00 - £9.50 per hour + gym membership, 22 days holiday and more
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Programme Manager (Sports & Leisure)
Salary: £39,351 - £41,148 pa
Location: Warwick, United Kingdom
Company: Warwick District Council
Visitor Centre Attraction Manager
Salary: Up to £50,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits
Location: Pontyclun, South Wales, United Kingdom
Company: The Royal Mint
Internal Sales Representative
Salary: Competitive
Location: Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
Company: Gardaland Resort
Marketing Coordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York-New York, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds New York
Duty Manager - Admissions
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Marketing Coordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: California-Hollywood, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds Hollywood
Commercial Supervisor
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York-Yonkers, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Center
Hotel Resident Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Castelnuovo del Garda, Italy
Company: Gardaland Resort
Dry/Fitness Operations Manager
Salary: £18720 per annum + 22 days holiday, gym membership
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle

Training directory

in this issue

• Liverpool FC kicks off £75m stadium expansion
• Les Mills: No workout, no meeting
• Harry Potter-themed hotel aims to enchant

Property & tenders
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Procurement Consultancy support for the Tendering of a Leisure Centre Management Contract
Location: Company: Test Valley
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom Company: Global Geoparks Network
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
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News headlines
FIFA to publish full version of World Cup corruption report  
FIFA to publish full version of World Cup corruption report

By Jak Phillips

World football governing body FIFA is to release more of a report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption, after its executives voted .... more>>
Exercise has the power to change our DNA: study  
Exercise has the power to change our DNA: study

By Jak Phillips

Scientists in Sweden have made looks to be a significant breakthrough in the quest to establish exactly how exercise leads to better health and fitness. It’s an accepted principle that exercise helps us attain better levels of fitness and reduce the risk of many cardiovascular diseases, but the biology behind this has long remained unclear. Now, researchers at the .... more>>

Milwaukee Brewers announces plans for Allan Selig Experience  
By Tom Anstey

Baseball team the Milwaukee Brewers has announced plans for a new fan experience at its Miller Park home – a state-of-the-art attraction to honour retiring .... more>>
InterContinental make major play for the boutique sector with acquisition of Kimpton  
By Ashley Harrison

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHC) has acquired Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants in a US$430m (€350m, £275m) deal which pushes it to the forefront of the boutique hotel and restaurant .... more>>
MLS club D.C. United gets green light for new stadium  
By Tom Walker

The District of Columbia Council has approved plans to build a new home for US-based Major League Soccer (MLS) club D.C. .... more>>
Emaar unveils wellness retreat The Burj Club in Downtown Dubai  
By Helen Andrews

Dubai developer of integrated communities, Emaar Properties, has opened The Burj Club – an exclusive fitness and wellness retreat in Downtown Dubai, adjacent to the world’s tallest building, .... more>>
Norwegian Cruise Line to launch largest waterpark at sea in 2015  
By Tom Anstey

A vessel in Norwegian Cruise Line’s fleet is set to boast the largest waterpark at sea, with the company unveiling an exciting raft of leisure facilities for .... more>>
Leisure Industry Week announces new two-day format  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure Industry Week (LIW) organiser UBM Live has unveiled a new two-day format for the longstanding trade event, part of its ongoing repositioning strategy. Having seen falling attendances in recent years, UBM teamed up with ukactive to survey more than more than 40,000 industry professionals for their feedback on the show. This information, .... more>>
Hourglass installed as Egyptian Museum of Turin nears completion of €50m redevelopment  
By Tom Anstey

A large hourglass has been installed in Turin, Italy’s, Piazza San Carlo, counting down progress as the €50m (US$62.3m, .... more>>
Hitler's seaside resort to be converted into tourism hub  
By Helen Andrews

Developers are cashing in on the redevelopment of a resort originally built by the Third Reich in the run-up to World War II – part of a Nazi vision for the .... more>>
EU courts rule obesity can be classed as a disability  
By Jak Phillips

Employers across Europe may be forced to make adjustments to work environments to accommodate overweight employees, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that obesity can constitute a disability within European law. .... more>>
A good year: ukactive profits jump 123 per cent  
By Jak Phillips

Physical activity sector representative body ukactive has reported a strong set of annual financial figures, with turnover increasing by £2.3m and profits up 123 per cent. At the organisation’s recent AGM, it was announced that the audited .... more>>
Liquor sales expert and hotel collection owner team up to buy Sheraton Noosa Spa and Resort  
By Helen Andrews

Arthur Laundy, owner of Laundy Hotel Group, and the former liquor-shop chain owner turned property investor Theo Karedis have partnered to purchase the Sheraton Noosa Spa and Resort in .... more>>
Controversy as Uzbekistan's biggest museum replaces original artworks with frauds  
By Tom Anstey

Several employees from Uzbekistan’s most-visited museum have been jailed for selling original artworks and replacing them with copies over a 15-year period. .... more>>
Dundee V&A to tour Scotland before 2017 opening  
By Tom Anstey

Prior to its opening scheduled for early 2017, exhibits from the new V&A Dundee Museum of Design are to tour Scotland, visiting 78 venues across the country through 2015. The travelling .... more>>

Active Design

Wellness Cities:
Active Design

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
A cool customer

A cool customer

We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
Product news
Seminar programme at VAE encourages sharing of ideas

Seminar programme at VAE encourages sharing of ideas


Details of a comprehensive seminar and education programme at the Visitor Attraction Expo (VAE) have been revealed.
EMS-based training programme launches in the UK

EMS-based training programme launches in the UK


A new personal training programme is hoping to be at the forefront of an increased uptake in the UK of electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) as an effective workout.
Conica the new name for Charles Lawrence International

Conica the new name for Charles Lawrence International


Charles Lawrence International is changing its name to Conica as of January 2015. The change comes as a result of the acquisition of the company by the Munich-based Serafin Group in October 2013.
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EAG International

EAG International is a showcase for the latest innovative products targeted at the coin-op, amusements and attractions industries, attended by over 5,400 visitors from 62 countries.

EAG International is in its sixth successful year. EAG International 2015 will take place at ExCel London on 13th-15th January 2015. The show continues a long tradition of an amusement and coin-op expo being held in London at the start of the year.
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With over 20 years' experience building award-winning spas in five continents - and with a pioneering collection of natural spa products and treatments - ESPA stands at the forefront of today’s global spa industry as an authority on spa creation and management.
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Playtop reveals unique 3D play animals

Playtop has introduced an exclusive range of 3D rubber animals, perfect for play areas within zoos, theme parks, attractions and hotels.
  Playtop reveals unique 3D play animals

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03-06 Jan 2015

2nd Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World

TBA, Athens, Greece

13 Jan 2015

Quest NBS Sport Development Benchmarking Seminar

Holywell Park, Loughborough, United Kingdom

13-15 Jan 2015

EAG International

ExCeL London, London,

13-15 Jan 2015

Visitor Attraction Expo

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London, United Kingdom

19-21 Jan 2015

The Hospitality Show

NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom

21-22 Jan 2015

Museum Expressions

Porte de Versailles (Hall 8), Paris, France

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