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


Sales and Marketing Manager
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Company: Parkwood Leisure
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in this issue

• Martin Long scotches LA fitness sell-off speculation
• Gym Group eyes 'Europe & beyond'
• Hotel union criticises Starwood robot plans


Property & tenders
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
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
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
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News headlines
Oculus Rift offers mind-blowing results when paired with a real-life roller coaster  
Oculus Rift offers mind-blowing results when paired with a real-life roller coaster

By Tom Anstey

Researchers have taken the completely immersive Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets for a test run, sending roller coaster technology to a different .... more>>
Denmark's House of Culture to open in 2016  
Denmark's House of Culture to open in 2016

By Katie Buckley

Work has started on Copenhagen’s House of Culture and Movement (Ku.Be.) in Denmark, aimed at engaging the local population in a healthy and active .... more>>

Cyprus plans crocodile farm as tourist lure  
By Tom Anstey

An Israeli/Cypriot consortium has put forward plans to build a visitor attraction housing 1,000 crocodiles in Psematismenos, Cyprus. The plans for the crocodile farm, submitted to .... more>>
Korea plans coffee-inspired theme park  
By Alice Davis

Popular South Korean coffee shop Tom n Toms has announced plans to build an amusement park in Chuncheon in the country’s northern province of Gangwon. An agreement was signed between the coffee shop chain, Gangwon’s .... more>>
Macedonia searches for national identity as capital undergoes controversial €500m cultural revamp  
By Tom Anstey

Macedonia’s capital of Skopje is undergoing a major revamp, but some are calling the controversial makeover – intended to attract more tourists to the country – .... more>>
Canadian Science Museum ad pulled from TV for being 'too violent'  
By Tom Anstey

A new television advert for Vancouver, Canada’s, Science World Museum has been pulled from TV on the basis that the 30-second clip is “too violent”. The .... more>>
Saudi Arabia runs heritage training course to protect traditional architecture  
By Tom Anstey

A 60-day programme, conducted by Saudi Arabia’s National Urban Heritage Center (NUHC) and giving Saudi students comprehensive training in heritage renovation, .... more>>
OVA Studio prototype brings the oceans to life with 3D Swimarium  
By Tom Anstey

A prototype design for an attraction, conceived by Hong Kong’s OVA Studio, could recreate the world’s oceans, using projected imagery on LED screens to bring .... more>>
Birthplace of Hitler to be turned into 'House of Responsibility' museum  
By Tom Anstey

A long-running debate about what to do with the birthplace of Adolf Hitler looks to be settled, with Austrian authorities poised to turn the controversial property into a “House of .... more>>
Bulgarian zoo forced to close after unexplained deaths of animals  
By Tom Anstey

A zoo in Bulgaria’s capital has been forced to close after several of its animals died of unknown causes over the course of a weekend. Sofia’s ‘The Zoo’ has .... more>>
EAS set to inspire industry attendees  
By Alice Davis

Attractions industry insiders are gearing up for the biggest European event of the calendar, with the Euro Attractions Show (EAS) being held in Amsterdam, .... more>>
Free-to-use virtual reality gaming museum launches on Oculus Rift  
By Tom Anstey

A museum dedicated to video games has been made available in a fully immersive virtual world using the Oculus Rift headset .... more>>
Iraq's national museum reopens to the public for the first time since 2003  
By Tom Anstey

Troubled Iraq’s national museum has reopened two renovated halls for exhibition, more than a decade after they were subject to mass looting and destruction .... more>>
Cuba celebrates rail heritage by restoring 40 locomotives for grand exhibition  
By Tom Anstey

A large exhibition on Cuba’s rail heritage is set to open following an eight-year project to repair and restore 40 locomotives. The open air exhibition will take place at the country’s .... more>>
Six Flags reinvents Batman, Colossus rides for 2015  
By Alice Davis

Six Flags has announced a medley of new attractions opening across its parks in 2015. “Innovation is part of our DNA and we look forward to introducing .... more>>

Features
Cartoon Network waterpark opens

Waterparks News:
Cartoon Network waterpark opens


Cartoon Network’s first branded waterpark opens in August to invited guests and annual pass holders in Bang Saray
Euro Attractions Show

Show preview:
Euro Attractions Show


Looking forward to EAS in Amsterdam
Face Reality

Technology:
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
TEA/AECOM  Enduring Appeal

Analysis:
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
Sarah Maltby

Profile:
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
Light Fantastic

Light & Sound:
Light Fantastic


Castles and Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall transformed by light and sound
Obama pushes US

Visitor Attractions News:
Obama pushes US


US President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million tourists to the country each year by promoting national visitor attractions
Inside Story

Storytelling:
Inside Story


Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld draws on the local culture to create a narrative journey for its visitors. Atkins Global tells us about an innovative approach
Grand Tours

Audioguides & Apps:
Grand Tours


The best in visitor guides
Attractions product news

Riders come face to face with dinosaurs in Simworx’s new immersive tunnel

Riders come face to face with dinosaurs in Simworx’s new immersive tunnel

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Simworx has opened its first “immersive tunnel” ride as part of a new attraction at the Movie Park Germany theme park.
 
Justice League recruits Alterface for dark ride project

Justice League recruits Alterface for dark ride project

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

Alterface Projects has been selected to provide interactivity for two dark rides set to open in Six Flags theme parks next year.
 
Innovative Leisure showcases product range

Innovative Leisure showcases product range

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

A wide range of products will be displayed by UK-based adventure attractions company Innovative Leisure at this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS) and Leisure Industry Week (LIW) events.
Museum product news

Gateway provides ticketing solutions at newly-opened human rights centre

Gateway provides ticketing solutions at newly-opened human rights centre

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

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

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

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.
 
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.
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Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is one of the largest roller coaster manufacturers in the world and a market leader in the amusement industry.

Vekoma Rides has been in the amusement industry for many years. Vekoma Rides Manufacturing, Vekoma Rides Engineering and Vekoma Rides Parts & Services are all part of the Vekoma Rides Group.
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