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12 Dec 2018
A match made in heaven: Fusion to co-manage wellness resorts in Vietnam
A match made in heaven: Fusion to co-manage wellness resorts in Vietnam   Health and wellness-focused hospitality brand Fusion has teamed up with Alba Vietnam to operate two of the company’s hotels. The resorts – Alba Wellness Hue and Thanh Tan Hot Springs Hotel – are both situated in the foothills of the Truong Son Mountains on the site of a mineral-rich natural spring which has .... More>>
12 Dec 2018
Farris Bad opens 100-person event sauna
Farris Bad opens 100-person event sauna   In collaboration with Norwegian entrepreneurs DS Light and Sound and B+S Finland Sauna, the Farris Bad resort in Larvik, Norway has opened a 64sq m (689sq ft) sauna with a capacity for 100 people – one of the biggest event saunas in the Nordics. The sauna features state-of-the-art light and sound and a full .... More>>
12 Dec 2018
Single workout can 'boost metabolism for days'
Single workout can 'boost metabolism for days'   The positive effects of exercise on the metabolic system could last long after the activity, according to a new study. Research by UT Southwestern Medical Center on mice showed that neurons – the basic units of the nervous system – which influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout. .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
Environmental presure halts plan to build Europa-Park cable car
Environmental presure halts plan to build Europa-Park cable car   The largest theme park in operation in Germany, Europa-Park, has shelved plans to build a cable car that would run across the Franco-German border after pressure from environmental groups not to go ahead with it. The theme park had planned to run the cable car, labelled 'Friendship Car', across the River Rhine .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
Twin Cities shopping centre to get new SeaQuest aquarium
Twin Cities shopping centre to get new SeaQuest aquarium   A new SeaQuest-branded aquarium is to open at the Rosedale Centre shopping mall in Roseville, Minneapolis, US. Expected to employ 50 people when it opens in Q2 2019, the aquarium will house an array of marine animals, including stingrays and sharks and other wildlife such as snakes, birds and reptiles. The .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
Ant-Man leads the way as Disney unveils future Marvel additions for its parks
Ant-Man leads the way as Disney unveils future Marvel additions for its parks   Disney has unveiled a new interactive attraction based on its Ant-Man IP, with a raft of other Marvel super-hero experiences lined up for the operator's parks worldwide in the coming years. Called 'Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!', the new ride will open at Hong Kong Disneyland in March 2019. The .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
ACSM 2019 fitness trends report: wearable tech tops the list
ACSM 2019 fitness trends report: wearable tech tops the list   Wearable tech has made a comeback as the 'hottest fitness trend' for 2019 – with group training, HIIT and programming for the elderly also expected to grow in popularity over the next 12 months. In its latest global trends report, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) identified 20 trends it believes will .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
Catalyst has supported 4,100 organisations since 2012, says HLF
Catalyst has supported 4,100 organisations since 2012, says HLF   A new report published by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has found that its Catalyst programme has led to British heritage being more resilient and less reliant on public funding. The Catalyst programme was launched in 2012 and was designed to enable arts and heritage organisations to diversify their income .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
Arts sector internships identified as “problematic” in social mobility report
Arts sector internships identified as “problematic” in social mobility report   Increasing numbers of graduates are having to take on multiple unpaid internships as they strive to get their foot on the ladder in sectors such as the arts, according to a new report. Conducted by social mobility foundation Sutton Trust, the Pay As You Go report described the arts sector as .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
NorthernLight reimagines science gallery as a circus
NorthernLight reimagines science gallery as a circus   Exhibition and gallery designer NorthernLight has redesigned the kids’ gallery for Ciência Viva – an interactive science and technology centre in Lisbon – turning it into a circus-themed space. With a focus on play and interaction, the new children's gallery at Ciência Viva has been opened up by the Dutch firm .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum building education centre
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum building education centre   The Annie Oakley Society of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum has announced that ground has broken on a new education centre at the museum that will combine thematic STEAM subjects with citizenship. Called Liichokoshkomo’!, which is from the Chickasaw phrase for “Let’s Play”, the new centre at the .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
Disney unveils Millennium Falcon ride as work on Galaxy's Edge continues
Disney unveils Millennium Falcon ride as work on Galaxy's Edge continues   With Disney's Star Wars-themed lands close to opening at its Florida and California theme parks, the operator has shared a first close-up picture of its new Millennium Falcon ride, a major part of the new immersive worlds. Last month, Scott Trowbridge, portfolio creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
Historic visitor attraction planned for Belfast City Cemetery
Historic visitor attraction planned for Belfast City Cemetery   Northern Ireland’s only burial ground with a Jewish section is to have a visitor centre added to it that will tell the history of the multi-faith people buried there and the cemetery itself. Belfast City Council, which runs Belfast City Cemetery in the west of the city, has successfully secured £1.7m (US$2.2m, .... More>>
11 Dec 2018
Destroyed Rio National Museum to be rebuilt with help of Mexican experts
Destroyed Rio National Museum to be rebuilt with help of Mexican experts   Experts from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) will work alongside members of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro to help rebuild Brazil's Museu Nacional. Blamed on funding cuts and the poor state of the 200-year-old building – a former imperial palace – the museum was gutted by .... More>>
10 Dec 2018
Blackpool’s Golden Mile to be redeveloped into £300m visitor attraction
Blackpool’s Golden Mile to be redeveloped into £300m visitor attraction   A “world-class”, £300m (US$376.2m, €330,9m) visitor attraction based on Swiss author Erich Von Däniken’s Chariots Of The Gods is in the works for Blackpool, UK, marking the biggest single investment in the town’s tourism industry for over a century. The masterplan for the redevelopment shows a number of .... More>>
10 Dec 2018
Melbourne’s Lyon Housemuseum close to finishing expansion
Melbourne’s Lyon Housemuseum close to finishing expansion   The Lyon Housemuseum in Melbourne, Australia, is close to finishing construction on a major expansion that will see the opening of a number of new public galleries for the institution. Opening in Q1 2019, the new galleries will offer more space for exhibits of contemporary art and architecture, including .... More>>
10 Dec 2018
Breaking: Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego ousted from Civana executive team
Breaking: Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego ousted from Civana executive team   With weeks to go before the opening of the new 22,000sq ft spa, Civana founders Kevin Kelly and Rianna Riego have been forced out of the resort’s executive team. Kelly, who had been CEO, has been replaced by Maggie Lang, a growth and marketing strategist who was recently head of guest experience and loyalty at .... More>>
10 Dec 2018
British Museum to hold largest manga exhibition ever outside Japan
British Museum to hold largest manga exhibition ever outside Japan   The British Museum in London is set to host the largest ever exhibition of the manga comics and graphic novels to be held outside of its native Japan. The Citi Exhibition Manga, launching in May 2019, will display the art of manga as well as looking at how it emerged in Japan and how it grew to become a worldwide .... More>>
09 Dec 2018
Youfit to begin offering genetic testing to members
Youfit to begin offering genetic testing to members   US budget club operator Youfit Health Clubs will begin offering its members genetic testing through its YouCoach personal training programme. Youfit has signed a partnership with Advanced Genomic Solutions (AGS) and the test will be made available to all members across the operator's sites in Arizona and .... More>>
07 Dec 2018
Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment building paramount theme park in Korea
Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment building paramount theme park in Korea   Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment's Inspire Integrated Entertainment Resort, currently under development in South Korea, will include a Paramount Pictures-branded theme park following a strategic partnership being agreed between Mohegan and Paramount. The Inspire resort will include a number of features, .... More>>
07 Dec 2018
RIBA to bring out new book on 'wellbeing in interiors'
RIBA to bring out new book on 'wellbeing in interiors'   The publishing wing of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is gearing up to release Wellbeing in Interiors: Philosophy, design and value in practice – a book authored by London-based interior designer Elina Grigoriou. Described as a practical guide on "how the design of interior spaces .... More>>
07 Dec 2018
Paris attractions closed this Saturday amid fears of renewed protester violence
Paris attractions closed this Saturday amid fears of renewed protester violence   World-famous attractions including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are among museums and tourist sites in Paris that will be closed on Saturday (8 December) – a decision made by French authorities fearing a recurrence of last week’s violence in the city. Speaking to RTL radio, France's culture minister .... More>>
07 Dec 2018
BREAKING: Tracey Woodward to step down from Aromatherapy Associates
BREAKING: Tracey Woodward to step down from Aromatherapy Associates   Tracey Woodward, global CEO of Aromatherapy Associates and The Refinery, has announced that she will be stepping down from her post as of the end of this year. Woodward, who will continue to offer her services as a consultant and an ambassador for the brand until March 2019, will work alongside her replacement, .... More>>
07 Dec 2018
David Stalker joins Myzone to drive European expansion
David Stalker joins Myzone to drive European expansion   David Stalker, former CEO of ukactive, has been named CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for fitness tech company Myzone. Stalker will lead the EMEA executive team to expand its direct operations in mainland Europe while continuing to support its existing Myzone partners. He will be working closely .... More>>
07 Dec 2018
UNStudio reveal 'mammoth' theatre complex in Hong Kong
UNStudio reveal 'mammoth' theatre complex in Hong Kong   Dutch architecture practice UNStudio have unveiled renderings for the Lyric Theatre Complex – an expansive cultural venue currently being constructed in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District. The mammoth complex, which will occupy roughly 41,000 sq m of the city’s waterfront, will include a 1,450-seat Lyric .... More>>
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