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12   Trends
LEISURE Foresight™ 2014
A look beyond the trends to the technology, innovation and new thinking that will shape the industry of the future
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24   People
Kickstarter
The team behind Kickstarter on how they brought crowdfunding to the masses
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28   People
Bruce Poon Tip
G Adventures is trailblazing in adventure travel. We talk to the CEO
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32   People
Pine & Gilmour
They defined the Experience Economy – learn their views on where it's going next
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36   People
Daniel Gauthier
The co-founder of Cirque de Soleil breaks the mould again – this time with trains
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40   People
Colin Grant
The Hong Kong-based entrepreneur builds yoga, fitness and restaurant businesses
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44   People
Susie Ellis
Simply the global guru of all things spa, Ellis is president of SpaFinder
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46   People
Darrell Metzger
Metzger is busy developing the Malaysian hotel and theme park sectors
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50   People
Deborah Szekely
She founded and built Rancho la Puerta. Now at 92, she's the Wellness Warrior
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54   People
Dr Mark Hyman
The health expert believes communities have the power to heal themselves
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58   People
Carlos Couturier
The co-founder of stylish Mexican boutique hotel company Grupo Habita talks about his plans for the group and what drives him
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60   Architecture
Den Blå Planet
This incredible aquarium is shaped like a whirlpool – and the restaurant serves fish
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66   Architecture
Matheo Thun
The Italian architect designs sexy hotels. Here's how he injected pazzazz into the formerly drab Hilton Barcelona
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68   Architecture
Todd Schliemann
Schliemann explains how he created the Natural History Museum of Utah – a masterpiece of subtle design
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74   Architecture
Antonio Citterio
Fitness company Technogym hired Citterio to design its beautiful new headquarters
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76   Architecture
Marc l'Italien
As principal of EHDD, l'Italien was responsible for the relocation and expansion of San Francisco's much loved Exploratorium
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82   Architecture
Jean-Michel Gathy
Gathy's practice – Denniston International – is behind hundreds of five star resorts
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86   Top teams
Miraval
They battled the recession and came out triumphant. Here's how the strategy and teamwork came together
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92   Top teams
Botanique
With the co-founders of AOL and the Body Shop on the team, the Brazilian hotel and spa had the backing to pull it off
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98   Top teams
Studio Noach
A floating island made from recycled polystyrene cups, an international footballer, Amsterdam and a mind bending spa. What more do you need to know?
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102   Market reports
Global fitness market
IHRSA keeps track of the numbers
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108   Market reports
Global sports market
PricewaterhouseCoopers forecasts the market to 2015
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112   Market reports
SPA Sector stats
At your fingertips – all the useful spa stats from the world of wellness
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116   Market reports
Health Club Sector stats
We track the health clubs stats so you don't have to. Our roundup of the numbers
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120   Trends
Watch this space
The hottest trends shaping the health and wellness industries worldwide – from the rise of the bio-citizen to holistic ageing
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124   Trends
Health trends
A look at consumer behaviour and how people's needs for health and wellness interventions are changing
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128   Trends
Ahead of the curve
The latest trends for health clubs revealed – from wearable tech to the quantified self
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132   Trends
Rising Stars
The spa market has many drivers, including the power of global brands to engage consumers in developing markets
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136   Eco
Portland Oregon
The city trailblazed as a champion of sustainability – with bikes...and beer
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142   Eco
Stockholm
Setting standards the rest of the world can aspire to. Stockholmers are passionate about delivering on sustainability
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146   Eco
Green Matters
Sport is going green – from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics to a sustainable sports hotel in Berlin
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152   Features
Morgan's Wonderland
Gordon Hartman's daughter Morgan has cognative delay, so he found a way to build a theme park for her. And a sports team to raise money to fund it so others could come for free. An inspiring story
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158   Features
The High Line
Joshua David and Robert Hammond saved New York's High Line from demolition, turned it into a liner urban park and unleashed a movement on the world
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164   Features
A true icon
Hong Kong Polytechnic University has built a hotel for the students on its hotel and tourism management courses to practise in
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170   Features
A big welcome
Many people of size want to join a gym, but few do. These entrepreneurs are responding to their need
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174   Features
Sharing the land
Australian aboriginal tribe the Jawoyn are building a tourism business
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178   Features
Residential gyms
Developers are starting to add health clubs and spas to residential developments in Europe – following a well established practice in the US
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184   Features
Peace and Sport
Girls skateboarding in Kabul and kids surfing in Gaza. A look at how sport in hard places can be a life changer
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190   Features
Daily Tous les Jours
The Canadian collective creates inspiring and whimsical experiences to encourage people to play and collaborate together
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194   Features
The Telo-age
They reversed ageing in a mouse. Find out how telemere science could change your life
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198   Company Profiles
Company Profiles
Find out about the top suppliers and companies from across the industry
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