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

New Customer Sales Consultant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
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
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Location: Midlands, United Kingdom
Company: Mecca Bingo
Area Sales Manager - 12 month FTC
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Location: Regional, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
Head Receptionist
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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
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Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Company: Bewilderwood
Technical and Maintenance Manager
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Location: Margate, United Kingdom
Company: The Dreamland Trust

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• 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
Captive cetacean debate rages on as 120 countries consider ban and Vancouver ruling vetoed  
Captive cetacean debate rages on as 120 countries consider ban and Vancouver ruling vetoed

By Tom Anstey

The debate on whether or not cetaceans should be kept in captivity continues to rage on, as more than 100 countries signed a pledge to consider banning the capture of wild dolphins and whales for display, while a landmark ruling on breeding rules in .... more>>
Study shows virtual reality has significant effect on brain function  
Study shows virtual reality has significant effect on brain function

By Tom Anstey

Neurophysicists have discovered that the space-mapping neurons in the brain react differently when exposed to virtual reality (VR), with a study on rats showing VR makes a significant inpact on the brain, though it is not yet known what effects this .... more>>

US judge halts development of George Lucas legacy project  
By Tom Anstey

A federal judge has put a stop to plans for further development on the proposed site of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative .... more>>
Rollercoaster Restaurant sates Emirati appetite for theme park fun  
By Alice Davis

The Middle East is a hotbed of activity for theme parks, waterparks and tourist attractions, and the region’s appetite for the spectacular has been further evidenced by the opening of a new .... more>>
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 .... more>>
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 .... 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>>

Art Project

Art Project

State-of-the-art projectors and world-class artists combine to create inspiring installations
SATE 2014

Conference Report:
SATE 2014

TEA president Christine Kerr presents the hot topics from the annual design conference devoted to Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience
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
Kerry leads call to protect heritage from IS

Heritage News:
Kerry leads call to protect heritage from IS

US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken out to highlight the destruction of Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage by violent extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq (IS) and the Syrian regime
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

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Tom Falvey

Tom Falvey

A new planetarium, capable of live streaming to 14,000 schools, opens as a new addition to the South Carolina State Museum in the US
Actions Speak Louder

Actions Speak Louder

The National Trust’s Ben Cowell describes how landscaping can build up to a reveal, and ways the organisation is using actors to bring history to life
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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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.

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