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23 Jul 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Pool Manager
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Visitor Experience Manager
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Location: York, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust
Visitor Experience Manager
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in this issue

• Pure Gym to push expansion despite failed merger
• ukactive criticises NICE guidelines
• Maiden voyage for Titanic Hotel


Property & tenders
Expression of interest for golf service
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
Location: North Wales Company: Denbighshire County Council
Leisure Contract Briefing Day
Location: Hornchurch, London Company: London Borough of Havering
Tender for the sole concession to trade in ice creams, cold drinks and confectionery
Location: Milton Keynes Company: The Parks Trust
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Request for Quotations
Location: Company: Bridgend County Borough Council
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a prime Family Entertainment Centre
Location: Company: GVA
A Diverse Leisure Portfolio in the Mendip District of Somerset
Location: Company: GVA
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
Inverclyde Leisure is inviting Fitness Equipment supplier to tender for the supply and Delivery of our Fitness and resistance equipment
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Barcelona's Olympic Stadium to be reborn as sports theme park in 2015  
Barcelona's Olympic Stadium to be reborn as sports theme park in 2015

By Tom Anstey

A new theme park – coming in 2015 on the site of Barcelona’s Olympic Ring – will be entirely dedicated to sport, offering a unique show designed to .... more>>
New Chinese museum of literature boasts 2.75m books  
New Chinese museum of literature boasts 2.75m books

By Jak Phillips

China’s rich literary past is to be celebrated in a new Beijing museum boasting 2.75m books, made up of cultural classics from across the past millennium. After two years of careful restoration in a heavily-guarded warehouse, the collection of .... more>>

Six Flags' visitor figures could be cause for concern  
By Alice Davis

Pressure is mounting on Six Flags as attendance figures begin to suggest a less than rosy picture. The most recent numbers, for April to June this year, show an eight per cent decrease in .... more>>
BRC chair Bob Rogers joins governing board for Oscars  
By Jak Phillips

Bob Rogers, founder and chair of experience design firm BRC Imagination Arts, has been elected to the board of governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars), .... more>>
George Lucas threatened with lawsuit over Chicago museum  
By Tom Anstey

Plans for George Lucas to build a museum in Chicago may not be as simple as once thought after a campaign group for open space threatened a lawsuit against the .... more>>
Prime Minister and Duke of Cambridge on hand for reopening of London's Imperial War Museum  
By Katie Buckley

London's Imperial War Museum (IWM) has marked the centenary of World War One with the reopening of its museum following the completion of the first phase of a .... more>>
US$500m Harry Potter attraction casts spell over Osaka, Japan  
By Tom Anstey

Harry Potter fans in Japan can now get closer to the magic, following the opening of the US$500m (€362m, £297m) Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction .... more>>
20th Century Fox plans mammoth US$3.5bn theme park in South Korea  
By Tom Anstey

Twentieth Century Fox has announced its intentions to bring its theme park brand to South Korea by 2018 in an attempt to attract tourists using the company’s film and television brands. .... more>>
Mangalore 3D planetarium will be 'first of its kind' in India  
By Tom Anstey

A new planetarium in Mangalore, India, will open to the public in April 2015 and become “the first of its kind in the .... more>>
Vancouver Aquarium fighting proposed cetacean ban when it meets with Park Board later this month 
 
By Tom Anstey

Vancouver Aquarium representatives will appear before the Vancouver Park Board on 26 July in a bid to continue its conservation work with large marine mammals currently in captivity. In .... more>>
Beijing opens museum dedicated to roast duck  
By Tom Anstey

A museum dedicated to one of China’s most iconic foods – roast duck – has been opened by well-known restaurant chain Quanjude in Beijing. The museum, which .... more>>
New waterpark splashes down in Myrtle Beach, US  
By Tom Anstey

A new US$2m (€1.5m, £1.2m) waterpark has opened at Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, US, as part of a massive overhaul of the resort, which is .... more>>
Nashville Zoo reveals addition to major expansion plans  
By Tom Anstey

Nashville Zoo in Tennessee, US, has announced plans for further expansion on the zoo’s existing US$130m (€96m, £75.9m) development, with new exhibits to be .... more>>
Abu Dhabi's Ferrari World set for major expansion  
By Tom Anstey

Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi has announced plans to open a further seven rides over the next three years in a bid to boost attendance and capacity at the theme .... more>>
Europa Park to expand with €100m waterpark development  
By Tom Anstey

Europa Park in Rust, Germany, has revealed details of its €100m (US$136m, £79.2m) waterpark expansion, due to be located 1km (0.6m) from the theme park. .... more>>

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Boston MoS plans 4D cinema

Science centre news:
Boston MoS plans 4D cinema


The Museum of Science in Boston is to open a new 98-seat 4D cinema in August
Olympic Movement

Museums:
Olympic Movement


Director Francis Gabet describes how The Olympic Museum's extensive refurbishment reflects the excitement and diveristy of the modern Games
Appliance of science

Science centres:
Appliance of science


Andreas Waschk and Mike Boris explain how they made Blueprint Entertainment into Europe's largest private science centre operator
Notts Castle eyes £24m revamp

Heritage news:
Notts Castle eyes £24m revamp


A Trust has been established to help push forward £24m (US$40.4m, €29.1m) plans for the regeneration of Nottingham Castle in the UK
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Record investment in EU attractions

Attractions news:
Record investment in EU attractions


European attraction parks have made a record investment in new rides and attractions for 2014, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA)
US$89m waterpark for Toronto

Waterpark news:
US$89m waterpark for Toronto


A CAD$60m (US$88.8m, €64m, £53.7m) waterpark expected to operate 365 days a year is planned for the Greater Toronto Area, with hopes construction will start in 2015 for a 2016 curtain raiser
Largest aquarium debuts in China

Zoo news:
Largest aquarium debuts in China


A new US$806.5m (€587m,£486m) aquatic theme park in China has broken five Guinness World Records on opening and is now officially recognised as the largest aquarium on the planet
Attractions product news

4D theatre is launchpad for Angry Birds Land’s success

4D theatre is launchpad for Angry Birds Land’s success

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Simworx has created the world’s first Angry Birds 4D experience theatre as part of the new themed area based on the popular game at Thorpe Park Resort.
 
StayDry announces 2014 contract wins

StayDry announces 2014 contract wins

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Contracts to supply The RHS Chelsea Flower Show and its main sponsor M&G investments are among a number won by StayDry so far in 2014.
 
First Aid for rising energy bills

First Aid for rising energy bills

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Utility Bidder is offering its First Aid service to help businesses find the most competitive energy deals on the market.
Museum product news

Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream

Formula D AV design to show wonders of the Gulf Stream

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A South African design consortium led by Formula D Interactive has won a contract to design and build an interactive audiovisual environment at a Miami science museum.
 
Attractions software specialist Gamma Dataware acquired by Access Group

Attractions software specialist Gamma Dataware acquired by Access Group

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Business management software company Access Group has acquired leisure solutions specialist Gamma Dataware.
 
Three new contracts for Syx Automations

Three new contracts for Syx Automations

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Syx Automations has been selected by Royal Museums Greenwich to become its software partner, among a number of recent contract wins for the company.
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THINC Indonesia

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Bali, Indonesia



07-12 Sep 2014

2014 World Leisure Congress

Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center and the University of South Alabama, Mobile Bay, United States



20-23 Sep 2014

GSCA International Conference and Trade Show

Ontario Science Centre, Ontario, Canada



23-25 Sep 2014

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