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General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Company: Bewilderwood


Conference Director
Salary: -
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom
Company: Global Geoparks Network
UK sales agent
Salary: Commission based
Location: Nationwide
Company: ROCAS & DESIGN
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
Chef
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Grosvenor Casinos
VIP Customer Relations Manager
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




in this issue

• Sports Direct offer £5 gym memberships
• Third Space bought by Encore
• Tune Hotels outlines £200m UK expansion


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
IAAPA 2014: Triotech wins big at IAAPA  
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 two of the association’s .... more>>
Herzog & de Meuron’s Paris skyscraper rejected  
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, who claims the vote – with a result of 78 councillors for and 83 against – was invalid because some opponents violated secrecy .... 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>>
IAAPA 2014: AZA chair urges zoos to be business savvy  
By Alice Davis

For the zoos and aquariums industry, IAAPA 2014 kicked off on Monday with a field trip to Busch Gardens Tampa. At the meet, .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: Parks without digital solutions risk ‘50 per cent of potential revenue’  
By Jak Phillips

As theme park technology and consumer adoption continues to advance at rapid pace, parks that fail to embrace the digital .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: Chile's Gerardo Arteaga named IAAPA chair for 2015  
By Tom Anstey

On the opening day of IAAPA 2014 in Orlando, US, Gerardo Arteaga, general manager of Fantasilandia in Santiago, Chile, was introduced as the organisation's new chair for 2015. Arteaga has been involved in the attractions industry since his family established Fantasilandia in .... more>>
Heatherwick to design New York's 'Pier 55'  
By Katie Buckley

British architect and designer Thomas Heatherwick from Heatherwick Studios, and landscape architecture firm Mathews Nielsen .... more>>

Features
Reinventing the Nerd

Technology:
Reinventing the Nerd


Meet carnival-inspired Two Bit Circus, created from its founders’ passion for engineering, video games and the newest technologies


Web gallery:

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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
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
BBC show boosts Chester Zoo

Zoos & Aquariums News:
BBC show boosts Chester Zoo


Chester Zoo’s managing director Jamie Christon has said the hit BBC show, Our Zoo, has provided the equivalent of around £30m ($48.1m, €38m) in free PR for the visitor attraction in the north of England
Tim Smit

Interview:
Tim Smit


The Eden Project was groundbreaking when it opened in 2001. Now the attraction’s founder Tim Smit is taking the concept to a global audience, and he’s starting with China
Halloween fright nights prove big business

Visitor Attractions News:
Halloween fright nights prove big business


Attractions worldwide took advantage of Halloween 2014, with a selection of seasonal shows designed to shock, terrify and amaze those in search of a funfilled fright in October
Visitor Attraction EXPO

Promotional Feature:
Visitor Attraction EXPO


AN EVENT FOR THE UK ATTRACTIONS INDUSTRY BY THE UK ATTRACTIONS INDUSTRY
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
Attractions product news

Cruden powerboat simulator makes waves at IAAPA

Cruden powerboat simulator makes waves at IAAPA

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

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

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

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

FROM ATTRACTIONS-KIT.NET

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

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

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

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

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

FROM MUSEUM-KIT.NET

A newly-opened Amsterdam museum has selected Syx Automations software for its POS systems and access control.
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