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Daily news & jobs: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk Calorie counts added to staircases


Public staircases are soon to be labelled as exercise apparatus when a govern- ment-backed scheme comes into force to try and make office workers and commut- ers across the UK fitter. Trials at three large office


buildings, including the BBC in Manchester, found that signs advertising how many calories you could burn by taking the stairs increased the number of people using them by up to 29 per cent. The scheme is based on


nudge theory, which subtly influences people’s habits to help strengthen their hearts through short bursts of exercise. Health experts class stair climbing – which burns more calories than jogging – as


Te government-backed scheme will see calorie counts added to stairways


‘vigorous’ exercise and studies have suggested that climbing stairs for seven minutes a day could half the risk of heart attack over the next decade. Details: http://lei.sr?a=G2m7D


Legacy report “hit the nail on the head” says Sutch


Continued from front cover Andy Sutch, chief executive of BISL, has com- mented on the House of Lords’ Olympic and Paralympic legacy report, stating that the house has “hit the nail on the head” with its findings. Speaking to Sports Management magazine, Sutch


commented: “While there are some fantastic examples of legacy projects which are making a real difference, most of them are independently initiated on an ad hoc basis by local authorities, schools, national governing bodies and commer- cial operators.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=J5C8G


Hotel customer expectations changing


Hotels will need to cater for a new breed of trav- eller which values life experiences and being connected with people over luxury items, according to a new report published by global hotel consultancy firm HVS London. A New Breed of Traveller concludes that hotels


face the risk of failing to adapt to the affects developing technology and globalisation have had on the expectations of younger travellers. Te report features interviews from lead-


ing hotel executives and outlines that a new generation of travellers see luxury more in the storytelling of having an experience, rather than in the abundance of luxury items featured during their stay at hotels. For example, young travellers would rather see a


hotel lobby where they can sit in drink coffee while surrounded by other people, rather than having a coffee machine in their room.


24 Hotel guests like to have good quality, sociable lobbies Te findings also suggest that hotel services will


need to become more intuitive and casual to cater for this new generation, albeit with the same level of respect, while some hotels are abandoning uni- forms and putting an end to scripting responses to visitors. Details: http://lei.sr?a=f8m2B


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