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23 Sep 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
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Vice President - Regional Business Development
Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
Location: North America
Company: Picsolve

Sales and Marketing Manager
Salary: c£25,000
Location: Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Romford, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Main Stage Caller
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Location: Brierley Hill, Dudley, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Team Member / Senior Team Member
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wrexham, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Electronic Gaming Host
Salary: Competitive
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Head Receptionist
Salary: Competitive
Location: London Park Tower, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Food / Beverage Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: London Picadilly, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Theme Park Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: warrington, United Kingdom
Company: Gullivers Theme Park
Theme Park Guest Services Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Warrington, United Kingdom
Company: Gullivers Theme Park
Splash Team Member
Salary: -
Location: Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Company: Butlins
Duty Manager - Operations
Salary: £20,000
Location: Manchester
Company: Coronation Street The Tour

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• Legal challenge leaves Spurs in stadium limbo
• Industry to rally for Fitness Day
• WHG snaps up Manchester's Lowry Hotel

Property & tenders
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
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
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
Pakistani government announces first phase redevelopment of country's zoos and wildlife parks  
Pakistani government announces first phase redevelopment of country's zoos and wildlife parks

By Tom Anstey

The Pakistani government has announced plans to upgrade facilities at Lal Sohanra National Park, Lahore Zoo and Safari Park to bring the visitor attractions up to scratch with international standards as part of a nationwide initiative. Speaking at a press briefing, the government’s Wildlife and Parks Department .... more>>
John Kerry leads call for protection of Iraqi and Syrian heritage sites  
John Kerry leads call for protection of Iraqi and Syrian heritage sites

By Tom Anstey

US secretary of state John Kerry will be on-hand later today (22 September) to highlight the destruction of Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage by violent extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq (IS) and the Syrian regime. Alongside .... more>>

Phase 3 of NYC High Line project sees innovative park opened to public  
By Katie Buckley

Officially opened to the public yesterday (21 September), the third and northernmost phase of the New York High Line elevated park is now complete. Designed .... more>>
Investor exit leaves US$5.3m Bahrain Smurf Village developers feeling blue  
By Tom Anstey

Plans for a BD2m (US$5.3m, €4.1m, £3.2m) Smurf Village attraction in Bahrain have collapsed after the project's key investor pulled out following two years of .... more>>
Legoland Malaysia unveils RM6m Star Wars attraction  
By Tom Anstey

Legoland Malaysia has invested RM6m (US$1.8m, €1.4m, £1.1m) on a new Lego Star Wars attraction, which opened 15 September. The 900sq m (9,687sq ft) Lego Star Wars Miniland launched on the theme park’s second anniversary and is the first of its .... more>>
Videogame history museum coming to Texas  
By Tom Anstey

Plans have gained unanimous approval to bring a videogame history museum to Frisco, Texas – a first of its kind in the US. The non-profit venture has been approved by the Frisco .... more>>
IAAPA opens regional office for North America  
By Tom Anstey

The International Association of Amusement Parks (IAAPA) has opened a new office in the heart of the North America's theme park industry, Orlando, Florida, appointing its new vice president of North American Operations to oversee running of the .... more>>
National Gallery of Australia launches NGA Contemporary art space  
By Tom Anstey

The National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is about to open a new space which, for the first time in the gallery’s history, will be devoted to contemporary .... more>>
Nick Cave curates virtual museum of 'Important Sh*t'  
By Tom Anstey

Musician Nick Cave has launched a virtual museum known as the Museum of Important Sh*t – a unique collection of ordinary objects with extraordinary .... more>>
Santa Claus is coming to China in form of theme park  
By Tom Anstey

A new Christmas-themed attraction is now under development in the Chinese city of Changdi in the form of SantaPark – the “official” home of Lapland’s own Santa Claus. The company behind .... more>>
KISS concert raises US$1m for US museum renovation  
By Tom Anstey

Legendary glam rock band KISS has shown its support for the US military in a big way, raising US$1m (€771,000, £612,000) to part-fund a refurbishment of the .... more>>
UK to fund friendship-building museum exchange with China  
By Alice Davis

A £300,000 (US$490,000, €378,000) pot is being made available by the UK government to fund museum exchanges between China and Great Britain. The move is aimed .... more>>
'Shawshank' prison set for major tourist renovation  
By Tom Anstey

The former prison used in the 1994 Oscar-nominated classic The Shawshank Redemption is going to be opened as an .... more>>
Plans afoot for AU$2m aerial climbing park in Sydney, Australia  
By Chris Dodd

Plans are in the works for the creation of Australia’s first aerial climbing park giving guests connected to safety harnesses .... more>>
Miami's Museum of Science gets US$5m donation for health and wellness  
By Tom Anstey

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (formerly known as the Miami Science Museum), which is nearing the halfway stage of moving to a new US$275m .... more>>

Light Fantastic

Light & Sound:
Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
Sarah Maltby

Sarah Maltby

As Jorvik turns 30, director Sarah Maltby talks about keeping archaeology at the heart of what the Viking centre does, and moving with the times

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Rick Schwartz

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San Diego Zoo Global ambassador on the Tiger Trail and conservation initiatives
Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

Heritage News:
Star Wars flies into Ireland heritage row

UNESCO has voiced concerns about whether appropriate authorisation was granted for the use of World Heritage site Skellig Michael as a film set for the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise
Product Focus

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TEA/AECOM  Enduring Appeal

TEA/AECOM Enduring Appeal

Theme park attendance for 2013 reached an all-time high, and museums worldwide performed well. AECOM’s economics experts crunch the numbers
Face Reality

Face Reality

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg buys Oculus VR and its Rift device, we look at how far VR has come, and ask whether it has a place in the attractions industry
Attractions product news

The Juice to distribute epic battle of the sexes 4D film

The Juice to distribute epic battle of the sexes 4D film


A new 4D attraction film that offers a unique take on the battle of the sexes will be distributed by The Juice.
Cruden to unveil powerboat simulator at IAAPA show

Cruden to unveil powerboat simulator at IAAPA show


A new powerboat simulator will be unveiled by Cruden at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando in November.
Adding a waterpark for expansion a growing trend, says Polin

Adding a waterpark for expansion a growing trend, says Polin


The $6.5m (€5m, £4m) addition of a new waterpark at Isla Magica theme park is the latest example of a growing trend in Europe, according to Polin.
Museum product news

Norwich Castle installs Syx Automations software

Norwich Castle installs Syx Automations software


Syx Automations’ ‘ReCreateX’ software has been installed at Norwich Castle in the UK.
Gateway provides ticketing solutions at newly-opened human rights centre

Gateway provides ticketing solutions at newly-opened human rights centre


A strong reputation and the ability to scale up were cited as the reasons for Gateway Ticketing Systems’ contract win at The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Cutting energy costs allows RAF museum to take flight

Cutting energy costs allows RAF museum to take flight


The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford is hoping to cut the cost of heating its hangars after signing Vickers Energy Group to install its energy management system.
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