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Ed Sheeran opens UOB Live Bangkok

Bangkok’s UOB Live entertainment venue has staged its opening event, an Ed Sheeran concert, in front of a 6,000-capacity crowd. Developed with the aim of becoming a world class…

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Feb 13, 2024 Entertainment / Retail / Venues /


Global Wellness Institute ranks Australia 11th of 145 countries based on wellness market size

The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has today released a comprehensive report delving into the wellness economies of 145 countries and ranking them by size. This new, in-depth research…

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Jan 31, 2024 ByKaren Sweaney Aquatics / Fitness / Retail / Tourism / Wellness /


STRONG Pilates expands into Japan

Australian fitness franchise, STRONG Pilates has announced its expansion into Japan, with plans to roll out 50 studios over the next five years. STRONG Pilates Japan (SPJ) has been…

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Jan 23, 2024 Fitness / Retail / Wellness /


Nike urged to compensate 4,200 garment workers in Thailand and Cambodia

Global sportswear giant Nike is being urged non-profit groups Human Rights Watch and Clean Clothes Campaign to pay US$2.2 million in unpaid wages to pay 4,200 workers in Thailand and…

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Jan 14, 2024 Finance / Legal / Retail / Sport /


Kevin Yates promoted to Chief Executive role for Lift Brands EMEA

Lift Brands has announced the appointment of Kevin Yates, who joined the fitness group as Chief Operating Officer in September last year, as Chief Executive for its business in the EMEA…

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Jan 10, 2024 Fitness / Recreation / Retail /


Worksite health promotion and exercise for older adults among top trends in 2024 ACSM worldwide survey

While again identifying wearable technology as being the top industry trend for 2024, the latest worldwide fitness trends survey from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has…

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Jan 9, 2024 Fitness / Retail / Technology / Wellness /


Xponential Fitness looks at Japan expansion with master franchise agreement for Pure Barre and YogaSix

USA-based Xponential Fitness has announced the signing of a master franchise agreement in Japan for Pure Barre and YogaSix with Sunpark Co. Ltd., their current master franchisee for…

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Jan 8, 2024 Fitness / Retail / Wellness /


MENALAC launches 2024 industry awards

The Middle East and North Africa Leisure & Attractions Council (MENALAC) has opened entries for its 2024 industry awards program. Operators of theme parks, waterparks, FECs,…

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Jan 6, 2024 Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Tourism / Waterparks /



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