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31 Oct 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
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Head of Visitor Services
Salary: £38,070 rising in increments to £44,170
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: City of London

Field Services Engineer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Midlands, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Conference Director
Salary: -
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom
Company: Global Geoparks Network
Sales Manager
Salary: £28,000 to £36,000 depending on experience
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Company: Brighton i360
Visitor Experience Manager
Salary: Circa £27,000 per annum
Location: Ham House and Garden, Richmond, Surrey
Company: National Trust
Head Receptionist
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Director of Nottingham Castle Transformation Prog
Salary: £48,000 to £50,800
Location: United Kingdom
Company: Nottingham City Council
Office Controller
Salary: Competitive
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
General Manager
Salary: Circa £45,000 per annum
Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Company: WWT
Sous Chef (Fixed Term Contract)
Salary: £19,500
Location: Winter Gardens, Weston Super Mare, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Technical Advisor - Field Based
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Food and Beverage Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Pembrokeshire, West Wales, United Kingdom
Company: Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo

in this issue

• PHE launches framework to tackle inactivity
• Fitness First plans German sale
• Luxury yachyt hotel debuts in Victoria Docks

Property & tenders
Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom Company: Global Geoparks Network
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
Expressions of Interest invited: Contract to operate London horizons Leisure Club and Accommodation
Location: Company: Horizon Leisure
Leisure Management Contract
Location: Company: Hart District Council
Phase 2 for the provision of a Strategic Leisure Development Partner
Location: Suffolk Company: Suffolk Coastal District Council
Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames
Location: Company: Abingdon-on-Thames Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria Company: South Lakeland District Council
Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
Location: Company: Kirklees Active Leisure
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
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News headlines
Koran theme park proposed by Malaysian MP  
Koran theme park proposed by Malaysian MP

By Tom Anstey

A Malaysian MP has proposed the country develop the world’s first ever Koran theme park, in an effort to draw more religious tourism to the country. Ahmad Marzuk Shaary of the PAS-Bachok party said building the religious theme park would be of .... more>>
Crowdfunding campaign underway to restore Walt Disney's childhood home  
Crowdfunding campaign underway to restore Walt Disney's childhood home

By Tom Anstey

Plans to restore the childhood home of Walt Disney have been revealed with the start of a fundraising campaign running until Disney’s 113th birthday on 5 December. Built by Flora and Elias Disney in 1893, just outside of downtown Chicago, Walt and his nephew Roy Disney both grew up in the house. The fundraiser .... more>>

Polin's Cartoon Network Amazone wins prestigious Leading Edge Award from WWA  
By Tom Anstey

Polin Waterparks’ Cartoon Network Amazone in Thailand has taken the top honour during the World Waterpark Associations’ (WWA) Symposium & Trade Show Awards .... more>>
Merlin launches first Madam Tussauds in Singapore  
By Tom Anstey

Visitors to Singapore can now rub shoulders with the likes of David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Lady Gaga in wax form as Merlin .... more>>
Marriott to operate hotel within AED10bn theme park complex in Dubai  
By Helen Andrews

Marriott International is to operate a new Polynesian-themed family hotel being developed as part of the AED10bn (US$2.7bn, .... more>>
National videogame museum coming to UK in 2015  
By Tom Anstey

Plans have been announced to open the UK’s first dedicated national museum dedicated to the art of videogames. The National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham .... more>>
Delhi Eye finally debuts three years after completion  
By Tom Anstey

India's Delhi Eye – a 200ft (61m) high ferris wheel in Okhla, south New Delhi – has finally been opened to the public several .... more>>
Edo period theme park to explore 250 years of history at Osaka Castle  
By Tom Anstey

Osaka Castle in Japan will soon be home to a historical theme park after the Osaka city government confirmed plans for an Edo period attraction situated within .... more>>
US waterpark with sliding roof aims for year-round audience  
By Alice Davis

A new waterpark is opening in Frankenmuth, Michigan, which could prove to be the envy of aquatic attractions in similar climes. The Atrium Waterpark is fitted with a retractable roof, .... more>>
Dame Judi Dench defends floating art gallery set to be destroyed in London  
By Tom Anstey

A floating art gallery backed by Dame Judi Dench and Prince Charles is set to be destroyed after the London Port Authority failed to offer an alternate site .... more>>
Lone Star Flight Museum making US$35m move to Houston, Texas  
By Tom Anstey

The masterplan and renderings for a proposed US$35m (€27.4m, £21.6m) museum dedicated to flight have been revealed in Houston, Texas, with the facility .... more>>
Finland's Contemporary Art Museum Gösta Serlachius extension now complete  
By Katie Buckley

The new wing of the Contemporary Art Museum Gösta Serlachius in Finland, designed by Spanish architectural firm MX_SI, has been opened after three years of planning and development. MX_SI .... more>>
Regional blocs would improve African tourism, say leading experts  
By Tom Anstey

Tourism in Africa is facing an image crisis which can be remedied by promoting the country in regional blocs rather than individual countries, according to some .... more>>
Eco-designed Moesgaard Museum opens at new location  
By Kim Megson

Denmark’s Moesgaard Museum – which is dedicated to the country’s archaeology and ethnography – is open to the public once more after completing a move across .... more>>
Controversial US$212m cable car system proposed for world's largest cave  
By Tom Anstey

Plans for a US$212m cable car system to be installed in a UNESCO-recognised Vietnamese cave are being considered by the Quang Binh People’s Committee, though conservation concerns could .... more>>

The Art of Collaboration

The Art of Collaboration

Merlin’s Mark Fisher talks about working with Hollywood studio DreamWorks on the upcoming Shrek-themed midways, how to spot a winning IP and the importance of creative collaboration
Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Talking Point:
Whose Museum Is It Anyway?

Five experts debate how museums can tackle the controversial issue of balancing the needs of the visitor with their curatorial responsibilities

Company Profile Promotion:

Triotech Celebrating 15 Years of Success
Inside Story

Inside Story

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach
Grand Tours

Audioguides & Apps:
Grand Tours

The best in visitor guides
Here comes China

Editor’s letter:
Here comes China

As China opens up to the West, the nation’s attractions are booming, with existing attractions reporting record attendances and new museums, theme parks and science centres planned
Oceans of Fun

Theme Parks:
Oceans of Fun

Chimelong International Ocean Resort is a big development on a small island. Will its proximity to the gambling haven of Macau be a help or a hindrance?
Obama pushes US

Visitor Attractions News:
Obama pushes US

US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions
Euro Attractions Show

Promotional Feature:
Euro Attractions Show

The Euro Attractions Show is just around the corner
Attractions product news

Technological marvel powers Angry Birds theatre projection

Technological marvel powers Angry Birds theatre projection


Thorpe Park’s Angry Birds 4D effects theatre is using 7thSense Design’s ‘Delta’ media server with passive stereo 3D output to power its projection system.
Historic order for WhiteWater in China

Historic order for WhiteWater in China


Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark’s purchase of C$29m (US$25.8m, €20.3m, £16.1m) worth of WhiteWater products is the largest single order in waterpark history, according to the Canadian manufacturer.
Dance event moves ahead with CAST Software solution

Dance event moves ahead with CAST Software solution


CAST Software’s ‘Wysiwyg R33’ solution has been used to create all lighting at a long-running open air dance event in Belgium.
Museum product news

Norfolk museums turn to Syx software

Norfolk museums turn to Syx software


Syx Automations has successfully installed software at three museums in Norfolk, UK. The Museums – Time and Tide, Elizabethan House and The Tolhouse – are all located in Great Yarmouth.
Micro museum part of a major contract for Syx

Micro museum part of a major contract for Syx


A newly-opened Amsterdam museum has selected Syx Automations software for its POS systems and access control.
Gateway’s Galaxy selected at US science centre

Gateway’s Galaxy selected at US science centre


The Franklin Institute, one of the oldest science centres in the US, has selected Gateway Ticketing Systems to be its new ticketing and access control provider.
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GANTNER systems use the latest RFID (radio frequency identification) technology to store and transmit information between the leisure client and leisure facility.

Founded in Schruns in Austria in 1982, GANTNER Technologies is recognised as a pioneer in contactless electronic access control and SMART systems, time recording and administration solutions for the leisure sector and other industries.
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