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Steve Jones, one of the UK’s leading extreme sports expert and Managing Director of Venture Xtreme™, has joined Adventure Tourism as an Associate Consultant. Steve has over 30 years experience in the world of adventure sport in senior roles from instructing, to manufacturing and project management. Steve created the UK’s biggest company manufacturing climbing walls, caves, ice walls and other extreme sports equipment. He has directly managed numerous extreme sports projects including the installation of many of the biggest adventure sports facilities in the world.
Venture Xtreme™ is an extreme sports brand responsible for the design, build and operation of extreme sports projects and he is currently working on projects in London, South Yorkshire, Manchester, Shanghai and Bremen, worth over £400m. Steve also acts as a consultant in extreme sports, helping and advising other companies that want to include extreme sports in their facilities mix in the UK and internationally. Steve continues to be active in a wide range of extreme sports including sailing, diving, climbing, canyoning and caving. He has made three TV documentaries recording his adventures in every corner of the planet. Steve has an enviable track record of successfully leading teams both on international expeditions and in business.
Adventure tourism has been launched – come and say hello: Adventure Tourism.
Aerial Extreme a leading provider of extreme adventure activities have just opened a new urban high rope course in Sheffield, at iceSheffield and another is planned to open at the Trafford Centre in Manchester. Visit their website to find out more.
Our sister company Planning Solutions Limited is launching its latest leisure operation – Super Tubing at Festival Park in Ebbw Vale, South Wales.Â Â It’s opening on 31st July.
Sailing and power boating tourism is worth around Â£100m per annum to Scotland.Â The sail and power boat cruising tourism sector is worth around Â£101m per annum and supports more than 2,700 jobs. This could possibly grow by Â£44m in the next decade.Â VisitScotland has invested more than Â£70,000 into promoting sailing and power boating to neighbouring countries.
Natural England has unveiled plans to develop a new coastal path stretching the entire length of Englandâ€™s coastline.
The Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) is to invest Â£2.25m towards the improvement of its cycle trials.
An indoor skydiving centre has opened at the Trafford Quays Leisure Village in Manchester. The centre cost Â£4.4m and contains a 14ft diameter tunnel and a 35ft high flight chamber, making it the largest in the UK.
Talks are in place over the possibility of developing a permanent home for the proposed Museum of British Surfing at a site close to Saunton Sands, North Devon. The museum has received approval for 2 development grants, Leader 4 initiative and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beautyâ€™s sustainable development fund.
A Â£7.5m Forestry Commission led initiative is to see six off-road cycling hubs created across the South West England to transform the region into a global destination for cycling.Â It will see the development of purpose built cycling trails, bike hire facilities, cafes and improvement areas.
A redevelopment of the Tees Barrage International Water Course on the River Tees has been announced. It will include redesigning the main course, building a second shorter course and installing 4 large 12m x 3m Archimedes Screws, which can create guaranteed conditions. The scheme is funded by ONE North East, Stockton Council, Tees Active, Middlesbrough Council and Sport England.Â Work is due to begin in September and is a proposed site for the 2012 Olympic Games.
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