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Director of Marketing and Communications
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Company: Kynren


Promotions and Education Manager, London Zoo
Salary: £30,316 pa (Inclusive of London Weighting)
Location: Camden, London, United Kingdom
Company: Zoological Society of London
Head of Marketing and Business Development
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Company: Kynren
Director of Marketing and Communications
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Company: Kynren
Operations Manager
Salary: £28-35K
Location: Milford, Devon, United Kingdom
Company: The Fairground Heritage Trust
Regional Controller (Northeast)
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York, NY, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds
Associate Producer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Company: Kynren
Guest Experience Host - Education Team
Salary: Competitive
Location: Michigan, Detroit, MI, United States
Company: Sea Life
Retail Director
Salary: Competitive
Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
Company: Legoland
Stage Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Company: Kynren
Head of Communications
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Company: Kynren




in this issue

• Tourism deal in 'common interest' of Europe
• TRIB3 set to open in Leeds and Moscow
• Luxury hotel included in Newcastle plan


Property & tenders
Opportunity for long-term leasehold in New Art Gallery Walsall
Location: Company: Walsall Council
Opportunities to operate Pleasure Boats and Amusement Attractions at Hanley Park, Stoke-on- Trent
Location: Company: Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Mepal Outdoor Activities Centre - Partnership / Investment Opportunity
Location: Cambridgeshire Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Invitation to tender - Management of Rosliston Centre
Location: Rosliston, South Derbyshire Company: South Derbyshire District Council
For Sale / To Let Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Location: Company: GVA
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Culture at heart of Dubai Expo legacy plans as government unveils District 2020  
Culture at heart of Dubai Expo legacy plans as government unveils District 2020

By Tom Anstey

Dubai has revealed its legacy plans following the 2020 World Expo, announcing plans to turn the site into a multi-use urban leisure district following the six-month event’s conclusion. More than 80 per cent of the HOK-Arup masterplanned expo site will be reused after the international event closes, with a new .... more>>
Legoland bringing VR coaster racing experience to Florida, Malaysia and Germany parks  
Legoland bringing VR coaster racing experience to Florida, Malaysia and Germany parks

By Alice Davis

Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to introduce a high-adrenaline virtual reality (VR) experience to rollercoasters in three of its parks. The all-new VR element will be available at Legoland Malaysia Resort, Legoland Florida Resort and Legoland Deutschland Resort, and will be an update to the existing .... more>>

Real Madrid plans interactive football experience in China  
By Tom Anstey

Real Madrid football club has announced plans to create an interactive football experience centre as part of a major development in Zhuhai, China. Business conglomerate the Lai Sun Group .... more>>
David D'Alessandro to step down from SeaWorld board as operator names Yoshikazu Maruyama new chair  
By Tom Anstey

Further strengthening its ties with China, SeaWorld has elected Zhonghong Zhuoye Group's (ZZG) Yoshikazu Maruyama as its new chair, also naming Donald C. Robinson as its lead independent .... more>>
Heatherwick Studio transforms Cape Town grain silo into art museum  
By Kim Megson

Heatherwick Studio’s latest completed building, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has been unveiled today (15 September) ahead of its public opening next week on Cape .... more>>
AZA names Bronx Zoo director Jim Breheny as new chair  
By Tom Anstey

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has named Jim Breheny, director of the Bronx Zoo, as its new chair. As chair, Breheny, along with three other executive officers and nine .... more>>
Exclusive: Post-Brexit tourism deal in the 'common interest' of Europe, says tourism minister  
By Tom Anstey

John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has said the country’s rising tourism numbers will continue to .... more>>
Visitor attractions worldwide gear up for Halloween  
By Tom Anstey

With the Halloween season fast-approaching, operators around the world are lining up their visitors for a scare as they try to get a slice of the lucrative Halloween pumpkin pie. Firmly .... more>>
Foster + Partners' evolution of iconic London Zoo aviary gets green light  
By Kim Megson

Foster + Partners’ plans to reinvigorate the famous Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo have received planning approval from Westminster Council. The Grade II listed structure, designed by .... more>>
France and Britain's past and future relationship to be explored in new museum by Casson Mann  
By Kim Megson

British exhibition designers Casson Mann will team up with Parisian architects Atelier Philéas to create a new Centre of Franco British Relations in Ouistreham, France. Located on Sword .... more>>
Disney commits US$2.5m to recovery effort as parks reopen following Hurricane Irma  
By Tom Anstey

As Disney reopens its Florida attractions following Hurricane Irma, the operator has announced that it is committing US$2.5m (€2.1m, £1.9m) toward recovery efforts stemming from the .... more>>
TEA calls for 2017 Board candidates  
By Tom Anstey

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is calling on its members as the body seeks candidates to join its Board of Directors. Divided between the International Board and the TEA’s four .... more>>
Britain joins tourism space race with successful Northumberland rocket launch  
By Tom Anstey

Britain has taken a big step in the space tourism race, with private firm Starchaser Industries successfully launching its first test flight of a reusable rocket. Funded and built by the .... more>>
Immersive Fear the Walking Dead attraction opens in Las Vegas  
By Tom Anstey

AMC has teamed up with multi-sensory interactive attractions provider Triotech to create a brand new attraction in Las Vegas, based on The Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking .... more>>
UK arts threatened by Foreign Office's £39m cut to British Council budget  
By Tom Anstey

An open letter penned to Boris Johnson, Britain’s secretary of state for foreign affairs, has called on the minister to reconsider funding cuts which would force the British Council to scale .... more>>

Features
Part 7 - Is it worth it?

Analysis:
Part 7 - Is it worth it?


In part of seven of this eightpart series, consultant David Camp has some tips on assessing whether a venture will make any money
Water Wonderland

Top team:
Water Wonderland


Morgan’s Inspiration Island founder Gordon Hartman on his journey to open an “ultra accessible” waterpark
Paramount leaves £3.2bn UK project

Theme Parks news:
Paramount leaves £3.2bn UK project


London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) – the developer behind the Paramount theme park in Kent – has split from the film studio, which was to act as the attraction’s masthead
Chester Zoo details £100m redevelopment

Zoos & Aquariums news:
Chester Zoo details £100m redevelopment


Chester Zoo will redevelop 100 acres (405,000sqm) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a new £100m ($130m, €113m) development masterplan
Product Innovation

Attractions-kit.net:
Product Innovation


Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest product launches
What Goes on Tour

Touring exhibitions:
What Goes on Tour


Ten of the best exhibitions inspired by film and TV, plus GES’s Eddie Newquist on the growing sector
Sea Change

Zoos & aquariums:
Sea Change


World aquariums join with the European Commission in the fight against marine litter
Simworx

Promotional feature:
Simworx


Simworx partners with Frontgrid to bring new ‘world-first’ attraction to market
TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2016

Analysis:
TEA/AECOM Theme Index 2016


Effective marketing campaigns, smart reinvestment and facility upgrades drive growth in Asia-Pacific, but it’s not all plain sailing
Be Our Guest

Analysis:
Be Our Guest


Dive into the 2016 TEA/AECOM Theme Index
Attractions product news

EAS PREVIEW: ProSlide partners with Six Flags Fiesta Texas

EAS PREVIEW: ProSlide partners with Six Flags Fiesta Texas

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), ProSlide will showcase innovative new water rides that have recently been installed at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
 
EAS PREVIEW: Vekoma to unveil new rollercoaster

EAS PREVIEW: Vekoma to unveil new rollercoaster

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), Vekoma will present Bermuda Blitz, an innovative new roller coaster.
 
Holovis hires new vice president of experience innovation

Holovis hires new vice president of experience innovation

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Virtual reality studio Holovis has appointed Howard Newstate as vice president of experience innovation.
Museum product news

HEX Digital designs new AR app for England’s Historic Cities

HEX Digital designs new AR app for England’s Historic Cities

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

HEX Digital has created a new heritage app, England’s Historic Cities (EHC), in collaboration with twelve of the UK’s most historic cities.
 
VisitLanarkshire partners with DisabledGo to create access guides

VisitLanarkshire partners with DisabledGo to create access guides

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

VisitLanarkshire has collaborated with leading access information provider DisabledGo to develop accessible tourist guides for its attractions.
 
Red Raion to showcase new VR films at EAS 2017

Red Raion to showcase new VR films at EAS 2017

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

Italian movie production company Red Raion has expanded its digital content line up with the release of two new immersive VR movies.
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SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment

SimEx Inc. is the parent company of SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. Our main offices are located in Toronto, Los Angeles and Baltimore.

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment has been serving the amusement industry for 30 years, through three operating divisions: Attractions Development; Content Licensing, Production & Distribution; and Technology/Engineering.
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21-22 Sep 2017

BALPPA Zoo Group Meeting

Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Chessington, United Kingdom



24-28 Sep 2017

EAS (Euro Attractions Show) 2017

Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany



24-28 Sep 2017

World Canals Conference 2017

Erie Canal, Syracuse, United States



26-29 Sep 2017

GSCA International Conference and Trade Show

Navy Pier IMAX at AMC and the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, United States



02-04 Oct 2017

MuseumNext USA

Portland Art Museum, Portland, United States



04 Oct 2017

VAC 2017 (The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions)

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom



05-06 Oct 2017

TEA SATE Conference

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, United States



12 Oct 2017

Group Leisure and Travel Trade Show

NEC (Hall 18), Birmingham, United Kingdom



16-19 Oct 2017

World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show

Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, United States



30 Oct 2017

MuseumNext Tech

tbc, Berlin, Germany



13-14 Nov 2017

Total Supply Chain Summit

The Met Hotel, Leeds, United Kingdom



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TOP STORIES
Culture at heart of Dubai Expo legacy plans as government unveils District 2020
BY Tom Anstey
Dubai has revealed its legacy plans following the 2020 World Expo, announcing plans to turn the site into a multi-use urban leisure district following the six-month event’s conclusion.
Legoland bringing VR coaster racing experience to Florida, Malaysia and Germany parks
BY Alice Davis
Merlin Entertainments has revealed plans to introduce a high-adrenaline virtual reality (VR) experience to rollercoasters in three of its parks.
Real Madrid plans interactive football experience in China
BY Tom Anstey
Real Madrid football club has announced plans to create an interactive football experience centre as part of a major development in Zhuhai, China.
+ More news
FEATURES
Touring exhibitions: What Goes on Tour
Ten of the best exhibitions inspired by film and TV, plus GES’s Eddie Newquist on the growing sector
Theme parks: Living, Breathing, Being Star Wars
Could the Star Wars hotel and themed zone be Disney’s ‘most experiential concept ever’? Plus, news from the D23 fan expo
Obituary: The Man Who Walked With Walt
We look back at the life of Disney Legend and well-loved Imagineer, Marty Sklar
+ More features
SUPPLIER NEWS
EAS PREVIEW: ProSlide partners with Six Flags Fiesta Texas
At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), ProSlide will showcase innovative new water rides that have recently been installed at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
EAS PREVIEW: Vekoma to unveil new rollercoaster
At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), Vekoma will present Bermuda Blitz, an innovative new roller coaster.
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LATEST JOBS
Promotions and Education Manager, London Zoo
Zoological Society of London
Salary: £30,316 pa (Inclusive of London Weighting)
Job location: Camden, London, United Kingdom
Stage Manager
Kynren
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Head of Communications
Kynren
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Head of Marketing and Business Development
Kynren
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Director of Marketing and Communications
Kynren
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Operations Manager
The Fairground Heritage Trust
Salary: £28-35K
Job location: Milford, Devon, United Kingdom
Regional Controller (Northeast)
Madame Tussauds
Salary: Competitive
Job location: New York, NY, United States
Associate Producer
Kynren
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
Guest Experience Host - Education Team
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Michigan, Detroit, MI, United States
Retail Director
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
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