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29 Jul 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
 
 
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Vice President - Regional Business Development
Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
Location: North America, United States
Company: Picsolve


Membership Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Catford, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Casino Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Head Receptionist
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Location: Bolton, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Hospitality Host - Casino
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Location: Leicester, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Technical Manager
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Location: Ontario-Vaughan Mills, Canada
Company: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto
Studios Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Florida-Orlando, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Entertainments Supervisor
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Location: Arizona-Tempe, United States
Company: Sea Life
Digital Marketing and eCommerce Specialist
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Location: California-Carlsbad, United States
Company: LEGOLAND California
Head of Operations
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Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: EDF Energy London Eye
Sales Manager
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Location: Florida-Winter Haven, United States
Company: LEGOLAND Florida
Duty Manager
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Location: California-San Francisco, United States
Company: Madame Tussauds San Francisco




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
UNESCO raises concerns about Irish heritage site being used for new Star Wars film  
UNESCO raises concerns about Irish heritage site being used for new Star Wars film

By Tom Anstey

UNESCO has enquired 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. A UNESCO spokesperson confirmed to AM2 .... more>>
Ellensburg US$80m waterpark and hotel plans finally off the ground as funding is secured  
Ellensburg US$80m waterpark and hotel plans finally off the ground as funding is secured

By Tom Anstey

After nearly a decade of delays, plans for a waterpark in Ellensburg, Washington, US, look finally set to go ahead, with developers saying that construction should begin in a matter of months. Originally revealed in 2006, plans for the plot of land, which sits on the interstate, included a five-storey hotel .... more>>

Jetty bridge to UNESCO's Mont Saint Michel now open  
By Katie Buckley

A 760m (2,493 ft) long pedestrian walkway leading to the historic island of Mont Saint Michel - which boasts a castle, commune and abbey - was opened to the .... more>>
Brighton's i360 plans finally underway as London Eye team reunites to build iconic structure  
By Tom Anstey

Construction of Brighton, UK’s, i360 tower is set to kick off tomorrow (29 July) after the project secured £40m (US$68m, €50.4m) in funding eight years after .... more>>
George Lucas museum reveals architects for legacy project  
By Tom Anstey

George Lucas’ legacy project – the US$300m (€220m, £179m) Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) – has revealed that Beijing-based MAD Architects has been selected as principal designer for .... more>>
India plans new government body to manage country's heritage sites  
By Tom Anstey

India’s government is looking into establishing a Heritage Development Authority (HDA) to enhance tourism numbers and boost visitor attraction quality at heritage sites across the country. .... more>>
Ireland’s Tayto Park eyes Europe’s big boys with massive new roller coaster  
By Alice Davis

Tayto Park – one of Ireland’s most popular tourist attractions – has had a planning application for a €25m (£19.8m, $33.6m) expansion and world-class roller .... more>>
Damien Hirst's personal collection to go on display at new gallery in 2015  
By Tom Anstey

The personal art collection of British artist Damien Hirst is set to go on display in May 2015, when a new gallery opens in Vauxhall, south London. The collection – which contains 2,000 .... more>>
Images revealed for Disney Springs regeneration at Disney World Florida  
By Tom Anstey

New concept images have been released for Disney Springs – the multi-year transformation of Disney World Florida’s Downtown .... more>>
Smithsonian and Penn Museum team up to protect battling Syria's heritage  
By Tom Anstey

In an effort to help stem the significant loss of cultural artefacts and landmarks in Syria, Penn Museum in Philadelphia, US and the Smithsonian Institution in .... more>>
Turkey's museums see more than 420 per cent attendance increase over the last decade  
By Tom Anstey

Turkey’s cultural heritage has received a huge boost over the past decade, with visitors to museums and historic sites increasing by more than 420 per cent. Between 2000 and 2013, the .... more>>
Hong Kong's first 3D museum offers optical illusions  
By Tom Anstey

Hong Kong’s first 3D museum – inspired by similar attractions in South Korea and Malaysia – has opened its doors to the public in Tsim Sha Tsui. The .... more>>
Aberdeen City Council seeks firm for £30m gallery renovations  
By Tom Anstey

Aberdeen City Council is looking for construction firms to carry out a £30m (US$50.9m, €37.8m) revamp of the Scottish city’s art gallery. The local .... more>>
UK's first black heritage centre opens in Brixton, London  
By Tom Anstey

A new £7m (US$11.9m, €8.8m) development in Brixton, south London – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) – has opened today (24 July) in the form of the .... more>>
Italy's over 65s lose free access to cultural attractions  
By Tom Anstey

Italy has abolished a long-standing practice to allow people aged 65 or over free access to the country’s 225 state-owned museums, galleries and archeological .... more>>

Features
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
The Placemakers

Advertisement feature:
The Placemakers


What’s the secret to turning an attraction into a place?
MOHAI

Museums:
MOHAI


MOHAI's executive director, Leonard Garfield, talks about the Seattle museum's new Bezos Center for Innovation, named after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos
IMERSA

3D/4D/5D:
IMERSA


A review of the fifth annual IMERSA conference held in Denver, Colorado
Product focus

Attractions-kit :
Product focus


The latest products for the industry
Wet'n'Wild

Waterparks:
Wet'n'Wild


Wet'n'Wild Sydney has welcomed a million visitors through its gates since opening in December. Managing director Chris Warhurst tells us why
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
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
Mario Mamon

Profile:
Mario Mamon


The current chair of IAAPA talks about his role with the organisation, doubling the size of family theme park Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines and the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan
Attractions product news

Jora Entertainment announces two new productions

Jora Entertainment announces two new productions

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

A cowboys and Indians show with a twist and an animal adventure are the themes for Jora Entertainment’s two latest productions.
 
Defender system saves California water park

Defender system saves California water park

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

California’s City of Antioch Waterpark has reported a saving of more than 250,000 gallons of water in one month after using Neptune Benson’s Defender filtration system.
 
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.
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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International Play Company was established in 1999. Iplayco Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder.

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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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RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands



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