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About The Leisure Media Company Ltd


Established in 1981, The Leisure Media Company publishes a wide range of business magazines and online services for professionals working in the leisure industries. The company works in partnership with over 20 different trade bodies and holds over 100,000 key industry contacts
The Leisure Media timeline
  Leisure Media was founded and published its first magazine, Leisure Management.
  Leisure Opportunities was the second title to launch.
  Attractions Management and Health Club Management were launched.
  Leisure Opportunities went online with a flow of daily news and jobs in 1997, two years before the Guardian and The Times.
  Sports Management was first published.
  Leisure Media launched its ezines.
  Spa Business magazine was launched in 2003, followed by the industry’s news-based magazine Spa Opportunities in 2006.
  Leisure Media launched the Health Club Management Handbook - a reference for the health and fitness industry.
  Managing director of Leisure Media, Liz Terry, gets
awarded an MBE for her contribution to publishing.
  Leisure Media introduced digital editions, making
all magazines readable online in September.
  The Spa Business Handbook is published for the first time - the global resource for spa professionals.
  Leisure Media launched the Attractions Management Handbook - the global resource for attractions professionals.
  The Sports Management Handbook is published - an essential resource for the sports industry.
  Leisure Media launched the Leisure Handbook - the best of the leisure industry.
  AM2 magazine is launched. Sister publication to Attractions Management and the first jobs and news magazine for the global visitor attractions industry.
 
Hot facts

Since its launch, approximately 12 million copies of Leisure Opportunities have been posted. If the magazines were stacked, this would equate to 39,370ft – more than 10,000ft higher than Mount Everest. If laid flat, the line would reach 2,236miles, from our head offices in Hitchin over the Ural Mountains to the city of Perm in Russia (or the distance between New York and Las Vegas).

In the last five years, the Leisure Opportunities’ news team has written 29,260 stories.

In 2008 alone, Leisure Media printed more than one million magazines.

Leisure Media magazines are sent to more than 100 countries.

Leisure Media has more than 65,000 ezine subscribers and over 14,000 digital magazine subscribers.

Leisure Media has 59,045 visitors to its digital turning page magazine editions each quarter.

www.leisureopportunities.co.uk is the company’s most visited website with 360,000 individual visitors each month.

The Leisure Media team consumes around 18,750 cups of tea and coffee a year, keeping us on the ball with all the
latest industry news.


Website hits
How our website traffic has increased over the years
Sep 1997 - 5,251 individual visits
Sep 1998 - 12,576 individual visits
Sep 1999 - 22,741 individual visits
Sep 2000 - 38,283 individual visits
Sep 2001 - 78,324 individual visits
Dec 2002 - 122,984 individual visits
Mar 2009
Leisure Opportunities: 360,243 individual visits
Sports Management: 26,842 individual visits
Health Club Management: 25,576 individual visits
World Leisure News: 20,173 individual visits


Official publication

Did you know Leisure Media magazines are the official publications for:

AALARA (Australian Amusement Leisure And Recreation Association)
BALPPA
BISL conference (Business In Sport and Leisure)
CLOA (Chief Leisure Offi cers Association)
Leisure Ireland
LPF (Leisure Property Forum)
Springboard
CMAE (The Club Managers Association of Europe)
FIA (The Fitness Industry Association)
The Tourism Society
REPS (the Register of Exercise Professionals)
World Leisure
SAPCA

And a member benefit of…

Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA)
British Hospitality Association (BHA)
ECSITE conference (European science centres Association)
HCIMA (The Hotel, Catering and International Management Association)
ISPAL (The Institute of Sport, Parks & Leisure)
Sport And Play Contractors Association (SAPCA)
TiLE (Trends in Leisure & Entertainment)
World Waterpark Association (WWA)

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