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23 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

Group Food & Beverage Manager
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Company: The Continuum Group
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
Office Controller
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Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Commercial Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Georgia-Atlanta, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Entertainments Team Lead
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Location: Illinois-Schaumburg, United States
Company: Legoland Discovery Chicago
Commercial Sales Operations Coordinator
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Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: EDF Energy London Eye
Ice Marshal
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Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: EDF Energy London Eye
Supervisor - Admission
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Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Manager – E-Commerce
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Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia

in this issue

• Nuffield Health lands £330m to fuel expansion
• Experts examine referral issues
• Lancs CCC targets funds for hotel project

Property & tenders
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
All 1,715 designs revealed for record-breaking Helsinki Guggenheim architectural contest  
All 1,715 designs revealed for record-breaking Helsinki Guggenheim architectural contest

By Tom Anstey

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the upcoming museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased. The €126m (£100m, US$160.5m) waterfront project is officially the most popular architectural contest in history, .... more>>
Memphis planetarium to undergo modernisation  
Memphis planetarium to undergo modernisation

By Tom Anstey

The city of Memphis, Tennessee, US, has filed a US$1.2m (£744,000, €943,000) building permit to renovate the Sharpe Planetarium at the Pink Palace Museum in the city centre. The planetarium closed on 15 September and will remain so until Q2 of .... more>>

Designs unveiled for £15m Geffrye transformation  
By Tom Anstey

New plans have been released for the London-based Geffrye Museum’s £15m (US$24m, €18.9m) transformation, which will create .... more>>
US and Cuba look to form aquarium partnership  
By Tom Anstey

In a rare show of unity between the US and Cuba, representatives of Tampa Bay’s Florida Aquarium travelled across the water to look into forming a partnership .... more>>
Louvre Abu Dhabi project hits construction milestone  
By Tom Anstey

Work on the upcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi has progressed, with construction of the mammoth US$653m (€512.9m, £404.6m) structure’s dome roof now complete. .... more>>
Smithsonian Institute reveals US$1.5bn fundraising campaign  
By Tom Anstey

The US-based Smithsonian Institution is looking to raise US$1.5bn (€1.2bn, £928m) in an organisation-wide fundraising .... more>>
Kier group wins £25m contract for Welsh Natural History Museum  
By Tom Anstey

St Fagans National History Museum – Wales’ most popular heritage attraction – has named Kier Group as lead-developer for a .... more>>
Smurfs, Ghostbusters and Zombieland all coming to Motiongate Dubai  
By Tom Anstey

Motiongate Dubai – part of the AED10bn (US$2.7bn, €2.1bn, £1.7bn) mega resort currently under development – will include a Sony Pictures Studio and a Smurfs .... more>>
First World War battleship to become £12m floating museum  
By Tom Anstey

The last surviving battleship of the First World War is to be transformed into a £12m (US$19.3m, €15.1m) floating museum, dedicated to the history of the vessel. With the majority of .... more>>
Gandhi the focal point of new South African tourism drive  
By Tom Anstey

South Africa’s tourism body has launched a new Gandhi-inspired tourism drive, highlighting 13 attractions that enable tourists to “walk in Gandhi’s footsteps and experience the places where .... more>>
Heritage map launched by embassies in Thailand to promote European-Thai culture  
By Tom Anstey

A heritage map marking 65 sites in Thailand has been published by nine European embassies in a joint effort to promote Europe-Thai cultural dialogue and .... more>>
SeaWorld 'will not back down' against animal activists says executive  
By Tom Anstey

San Diego SeaWorld’s president, John Reilly, has said the park will “not back down” against activists opposing the park’s decision to continue to keep cetaceans .... more>>
Second pro-Russia historical theme park coming to disputed Crimea region  
By Tom Anstey

Despite the highly contentious Crimea region still being disputed between Ukraine and Russia, detailed plans for a historical theme park – in addition to one in .... more>>
Holland's Efteling plans immersive €18m dive coaster  
By Tom Anstey

Holland’s most-visited theme park has revealed €18m (US$23m, £14.3m) plans to build a new rollercoaster, themed around an .... more>>
Zoo and science centre teaming up for US$123m EcoPark project  
By Tom Anstey

A proposed joint venture between the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium could see a US$123m (€96.3m, £76.6m) ecotourism park and complex built over the next decade, .... 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
Light Fantastic

Light & Sound:
Light Fantastic

Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

Theme parks News:
Wait over for Ratatouille fans as ride opens

After a near five-year wait, the highly anticipated Ratatouille attraction opened on 10 July at Disneyland Paris
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
George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Museums & Galleries News:
George Lucas picks Chicago for museum

Chicago has been selected as home for the much sought-after George Lucas museum, with the city narrowly pipping bids from Los Angeles and San Francisco
Euro Attractions Show

Show preview:
Euro Attractions Show

Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam
Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Zoos & Aquariums News:
Zurich Zoo’s elephant ‘aquarium’

Visitors to Switzerland’s Zurich Zoo can now get up close and personal with the park’s six Indian elephants following the opening of the $63.3m (£37.8m, €46.7m) Kaeng Krachan elephant park, which welcomed its first guests on 8 June

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Attractions product news

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.
Accesso reveals enhanced waterpark queuing solution

Accesso reveals enhanced waterpark queuing solution


An updated version of a wristband that lets guests wait for popular waterslides without standing in line has been unveiled.
Museum product news

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.
Fitness tech adapted as immersive display for attractions

Fitness tech adapted as immersive display for attractions


An open platform dome display which began life as a high- end running experience for treadmill users is set to provide the latest in immersive audience experiences for the attractions industry.
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