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Looking back on the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism

Four years on from the United Nations’ 2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism, what were its results and implications. It has been the mission of the UN, and specifically the United…

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Oct 21, 2021 ByMichael Palmer Environment / Features / Recreation / Tourism /


How confident can fitness businesses be in AI predictions?

I am often asked about the accuracy of AI - how confident we can be in its predictions. It’s understandable. Operators are, after all, being asked to move away from an expertise-led…

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Sep 12, 2021 ByIan Mullane Billing / Features / Fitness / Marketing / Technology /


When sporting icons opening up about mental health

Mental health has long been considered a stigma for the human race. Despite technological and other advancements, society has not been able to come out of certain misconceptions around the…

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Aug 13, 2021 ByKunal Sawhney Features / Sport / Wellness /


Abu Dhabi to restrict access to public places to vaccinated people only

The Abu Dhabi Government has advised that it will restrict access to a selection of public places to vaccinated people only as of late August. Announced by the from the Abu Dhabi…

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Jun 29, 2021 ByKaren Sweaney Features / Government / Safety / Tourism / Venues /


COVID lockdowns and their impact on Japan’s already struggling fitness industry

With Japanese Prime Minister Yoshida Suga announcing that the country would be extending its state of emergency by one month, ending on 7th March, as it handles country's third wave of…

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Feb 17, 2021 ByRichard Young Features /


Tourist destinations at risk from global warming and sea level rise

With global warming and sea levels rising and some of our most popular tourist destinations at risk of being lost in the next 100 years, energy experts investigated which tourist…

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Feb 8, 2021 ByBen Gallizzi Features /


COVID-19 forces a rethink of major stadiums and sports facilities around the world

Kevin Wilson suggests that the Coronavirus pandemic has further exaggerated the ‘white elephant’ characteristics of just about all large spectator sport facilities. In recent…

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Jan 25, 2021 ByKevin Wilson Events / Features / Finance / Sport / Venues /


What Does Japan’s Low Birth Rate Mean For Its Fitness Industry?

It's been well-documented that Japan's population is decreasing.  According to Japan's Minister of Internal affairs, a 0.22% decrease in population accord between 2018 and…

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Jan 18, 2021 ByRichard Young Features / Fitness / Wellness /



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