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Apps to Help Navigate Cruise Lines: Recreation Round-Up

Apps to Help Navigate Cruise Lines. Anyone planning a cruise these days quickly learns that major lines such as Disney, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean have their own smartphone apps to help passengers navigate their floating cities and discover on-board entertainment, spa services and ports of call. And for most travelers, that’s more than enough information. […]

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3 Health and Fitness Trends Shaping Gyms In 2015

New Year’s resolutions are one of the greatest opportunities gyms have to boost their memberships. However, a recent TIME article states that 60 percent of gym memberships actually go unused. To avoid the drop-off in attendance come March, it’s important to stay on top of the latest trends and engage members with a fresh approach. […]

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Mobile Apps Improving Guest Services in the Hospitality Industry

The travel industry has been on the forefront of using mobile technology to enhance the customer experience – impacting how consumers plan and book vacations, track flight itineraries, navigate tourist destinations, and more. In turn, the neighboring hospitality industry is also making changes. Hotels in particular are now offering apps to reach a new level […]

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6 Incredible New Amusement Park Rides for 2015: Recreation Round-Up

6 Incredible New Amusement Park Rides for 2015. Along with April showers, May flowers, and non-bone-chilling temperatures, spring brings exciting new attractions to many amusement parks in the U.S. From a dizzying glow-in-the-dark funhouse roller coaster, to a beyond-vertical Batman, here are six new rides we’re looking forward to in 2015. Read more at […]

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How To Find The Right Gym For You: Recreation Round-Up

How To Find The Right Gym For You. More people join gyms in January than in any other month. But not all of them will stick around. The International Health, Racquet and Sports Club association (IHRSA) estimates that annual gym attrition rates hover between 20 and 25 percent each year. So how do you make […]

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New Year, New Members: 4 Tips to Show Your Gym’s Strength

The New Year comes fast, and with it so does a newfound motivation for fitness. Each year gyms see an influx of customers, with about 30 percent of all new members coming from the first quarter of the year, and the majority during January. As a result, the beginning of the year is crucial to […]

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The Nonskier’s Guide to Ski Towns: Recreation Round-Up

The Nonskier’s Guide to Ski Towns. Friends and family are clamoring to hit the slopes. You, on the other hand, are not. What’s a nonskier to do? Happily, there are plenty of destinations with compelling trails for skiers and other pleasures — soaking in hot springs, snowshoeing, sleigh riding, bowling, gambling, shopping, ghost tours, yoga, […]

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How Businesses are Making the Most Out of the Holiday Shopping Season

Make or break it. That’s the reality retailers face during the last two months of the year. Competition is stiff, shopping traditions are changing and bargain hunters are guarding their wallets. If predictions ring true, more than $616 billion in retail sales is on the line this holiday season. The forecast is favorable – the […]

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