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25 Nov 2014 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
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General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Company: Bewilderwood

Tours Manager
Salary: £35 – 40,000
Location: St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
Company: MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club)
UK sales agent
Salary: Commission based
Location: Nationwide
Field Services Engineer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Midlands, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Area Sales Manager - 12 month FTC
Salary: Competitive
Location: Regional, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Head Receptionist
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Events Manager
Salary: £25k
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Company: The National Museum of the Royal Navy
Executive Manager
Salary: Up to £30,000 + benefits
Location: West Sussex, United Kingdom
Company: Borde Hill Garden
Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Company: Bewilderwood
Technical and Maintenance Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Margate, United Kingdom
Company: The Dreamland Trust
Visitor Welcome Manager
Salary: £20,401 per annum
Location: Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derby, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust

in this issue

• Labour reveals vision for activity-focused NHS
• Snap Fitness targets UK rollout
• The Student Hotel to target millennials

Property & tenders
Procurement Consultancy support for the Tendering of a Leisure Centre Management Contract
Location: Company: Test Valley
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Leisure Management Contract: Market Engagement Day
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom Company: Global Geoparks Network
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County 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
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News headlines
Business boom for suppliers at IAAPA 2014  
Business boom for suppliers at IAAPA 2014

By Tom Anstey

“Big starts here” was the official theme for this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, and big was certainly what was delivered as millions of dollars worth of contracts were signed at the event. Meanwhile, attendees also shared insight, sparked new relations and saw new innovations on the show’s .... more>>
Van Gogh glowing cycle trail shimmers in Netherlands  
Van Gogh glowing cycle trail shimmers in Netherlands

By Katie Buckley

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled what is arguably the world’s most artistic cycle path in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh’s death. The high-end cycling highway consists of more than 50,000 solar powered, glow in the dark stones which appear to .... more>>

London tourism competition offering spectacular  VIP experience  
By Ashley Harrison

London tourism chiefs have created a two-week long lifestyle package fit for any A list celebrity as part of a prize which will be offered to the city’s most .... more>>
Harry Potter-themed London hotel bewitches guests  
By Ashley Harrison

Harry Potter fans retracing the steps of the boy wizard can now retire to their Hogwarts-inspired wizarding chambers at the Georgian House - an independent hotel in London’s Victoria. .... more>>
Herzog & de Meuron’s Paris skyscraper rejected  
By Katie Buckley

Plans for Paris’ first skyscraper in 42 years were rejected on 17 November, following a ‘secret’ ballot. The ballot itself has been called in to question by Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: Triotech wins big at IAAPA  
By Alice Davis

Interactive dark ride company Triotech was celebrating at the IAAPA convention in Orlando, Florida, this week after winning .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: Latin America set for attractions boom says new IAAPA chair  
By Tom Anstey

New IAAPA chair Gerardo Arteaga has said that Latin America will become a "huge market" for the attractions middle class once the region stabilises. Arteaga, general manager of Fantasilandia in Santiago, Chile, was introduced as the new IAAPA chair for 2015 earlier this week .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: World’s tallest rollercoaster a 'gamechanger', says its creator  
By Jak Phillips

The theme park capital of the world is on course to quite literally scale new heights when the world’s tallest rollercoaster .... more>>
Grimshaw and Andrew Burges win Sydney Aquatic Centre design contest  
By Katie Buckley

Global architecture firm Grimshaw and Australian firm Andrew Burges have won an international competition to design and build .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: New TEA president Steve Birket outlines vision  
By Jak Phillips

Steve Birket, director of Birket Engineering and the new president of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) as of today (19 November), has described the areas where he hopes to drive the organisation further forward from ‘the strongest position .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: TEA honours Disney Electrical Parade creator with Thea award  
By Alice Davis

Ron Miziker, creator of Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade, was recognised for a lifetime of distinguished achievements as the Thea Awards were announced at the IAAPA convention in .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: Puy du Fou claims prestigious Applause Award and reveals plans to expand into China 'and beyond'  
By Tom Anstey

French history recreation theme park Puy du Fou has won the biannual Applause Award at IAAPA 2014, pipping China's Chimelong Paradise and Spain's Portaventura to the post to claim the .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: Firm behind UK Paramount resort aiming to drive project forward  
By Jak Phillips

London Resort Company Holdings Ltd (LRCH), the company behind the proposed £2bn (US$3.2bn, €2.5bn) entertainment resort in the south east of England, is hoping .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: 'Your next big idea is here' says IAAPA president  
By Tom Anstey

"Big starts here" is the official theme for this year's IAAPA Attractions Expo and big was certainly what was delivered at the official kick-off event for the exhibition part of the show. .... more>>
Beethoven Concert Hall shortlist released  
By Katie Buckley

Following an open design competition which saw more than 50 entrants, three architecture firms have been narrowed down from a .... more>>

Helsinki Guggenheim concepts unveiled

Museums & Galleries News:
Helsinki Guggenheim concepts unveiled

Multiple images for each of the 1,715 entries for the Guggenheim coming to Helsinki, Finland, have been released by the museum, with a huge number of anonymous stage-one entries showcased
The Ride Makers

The Ride Makers

In the first of a new series, industry-leading manufacturers tell us about the latest trends and innovations in thrill coasters
Universal makes $3.3bn leap into China

Theme Parks News:
Universal makes $3.3bn leap into China

Universal Studios has confirmed plans to open a $3.3bn (£2bn, €2.6bn) theme park in China after more than a decade of trying to enter the market

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Art Project

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State-of-the-art projectors and world-class artists combine to create inspiring installations

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WhiteWater strikes record deal

Waterparks News:
WhiteWater strikes record deal

Zhengzhou Yinji Kaifeng Waterpark in Henan, China, has made a $25.7m (£16m, €20.2m) order for WhiteWater products – the largest ever single order for the global waterpark sector
Jonathan Gottschall

Jonathan Gottschall

Literary scholar and author of The Storytelling Animal explains why we’re all addicted to story, and how attractions can capitalise on our love of narrative
Tell Me A Story

Story Centres:
Tell Me A Story

The popularity of story centres shows the youngest generation – dubbed digital natives – are thirsty for children’s literature and illustration
Attractions product news

Cruden powerboat simulator makes waves at IAAPA

Cruden powerboat simulator makes waves at IAAPA


A world champion river racing driver has helped launch Cruden’s new powerboat simulator for the attractions industry.
Ring’s the thing for Magic Memories

Ring’s the thing for Magic Memories


Magic Memories’ San Francisco Dungeon Photobook has been awarded an International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) 2014 Brass Ring Award.
LatiTube rides wave to WhiteWater stable

LatiTube rides wave to WhiteWater stable


Surf’s up for WhiteWater following its acquisition of the ‘LatiTube’ line of products. The surfing attraction joins the WhiteWater family range.
Museum product news

International growth projected for Danny Rose

International growth projected for Danny Rose


Paris-based art and design company Danny Rose says it has expanded its portfolio and international presence.
Norfolk museums turn to Syx software

Norfolk museums turn to Syx software


Syx Automations has successfully installed software at three museums in Norfolk, UK. The Museums – Time and Tide, Elizabethan House and The Tolhouse – are all located in Great Yarmouth.
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.
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Sally Corporation

Sally Corporation was founded in 1977 to merge technology and art into memorable entertainment and educational experiences.

Sally has built a solid reputation for innovation, quality and service. The company reinvented the traditional dark ride with its successful ride/game adventures, making them affordable, flexible and operator friendly.
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