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30 Jan 2015 Attractions Management: industry news and jobs
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Visitor Experience Manager
Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Company: National Trust

General Site Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Wareham, Dorset, United Kingdom
Company: Burnbake Campsite
Active Forests Coordinator
Salary: £22,338 pro rata
Location: Havering, Thurrock, Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom
Company: Forestry Commission
Visitor Experience and Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Edinburgh
Company: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Admissions and Retail Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Edinburgh
Company: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Assistant Park Operations Manager
Salary: Excellent salary and benefit package
Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom
Company: Paultons Park Ltd
Executive – Entertainment
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Operations Manager
Salary: £20-24,000p.a,dependant on experience
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Sea Life
Area Manager
Salary: (£23,283.00)
Location: Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Alton Towers Resort
Attraction Operations Host
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Madame Tussaud's London
Admissions Operations Host
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Madame Tussaud's London
Education Specialist
Salary: Competitive
Location: Missouri-Kansas City, United States
Company: Sea Life

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• We want to be the Audi A4 of gyms: Cosslett
• Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms
• Luxury art hotel plans for Edinburgh school

Property & tenders
Inverclyde Leisure IT Provision Partner
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Consultancy Services
Location: Company: Three Rivers District Council
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
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
Loch Ness Monster to star in new tourism campaign for Scotland  
Loch Ness Monster to star in new tourism campaign for Scotland

By Tom Anstey

The iconic landmark of Loch Ness in Scotland – supposedly home to the mythical Loch Ness Monster – is to benefit from a £2m (US$3m, €2.7m) investment to boost inbound tourism in a move that the UK government predicts will generate an extra £14m .... more>>
AU$90m waterpark with surf facilities approved for Queensland  
AU$90m waterpark with surf facilities approved for Queensland

By Tom Anstey

Plans have been approved for a AU$90m (US$83.4m, €62.4m, £49.7m) waterpark on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, to include a wave pool, .... more>>

Construction contract agreed for an Artists' Garden in Qingdao, China  
By Katie Buckley

A construction contract has been agreed for the 70,000sq m (753,000sq ft) "Artists’ Garden" that will encompass a new museum, marina and art studios in .... more>>
Destination Brisbane Consortium, creating the ultimate leisure destination?  
By Katie Buckley

Two parties are vying for the right to develop the Queen’s Wharf site in Brisbane, with the scheme being hailed as the ‘best integrated resort in Australia’. .... more>>
FFA opposes San Diego Ferris wheel development over aviation concerns  
By Tom Anstey

A giant Ferris Wheel proposed along San Diego’s Embarcadero has hit a stumbling block after the Federal Aviation .... more>>
Blue whale ousts dino in battle for centre stage at Natural History Museum  
By Alice Davis

Dippy, a diplodocus cast that has for 35 years welcomed visitors to the famous Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London is to be replaced in .... more>>
Smithsonian planning first international site at London's Olympic Park  
By Tom Anstey

The US-based Smithsonian Institute is working to finalise a deal to open its first international location at site of the former Olympic Stadium in London. .... more>>
Japanese theme park to launch robot-staffed hotel  
By Tom Anstey

Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki, Japan, is soon to open a new hotel staffed almost entirely by robots. The 72-bedroom Henn na Hotel is scheduled to .... more>>
Zeiss returns to modernise Indian planetarium  
By Alice Davis

The MP Birla Planetarium has announced its closure while it undergoes a INR300m (US$4.9m, €4.3m, £3.2m) renovation to bring its technology up to date. The .... more>>
Hogwarts Express coming to Harry Potter studio tour  
By Tom Anstey

The Warner Brothers Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, has announced it will unveil a 20,000sq ft (1,858sq m) .... more>>
Malaysia's US$34.6bn Iskandar waterfront development to feature snow theme park  
By Tom Anstey

The Greenland Group has purchased 128 acres (518,000sq m) of land from Malaysian property developer Iskandar for RM2.4bn .... more>>
CA$40m waterpark coming to Quebec in November  
By Tom Anstey

Work is progressing on a CA$40m (US$32.2m, €28.6m, £21.5m) waterpark set to open later this year in Blainville, Quebec, Canada. Designed as an all-year .... more>>
India launches RS5bn heritage protection initiative to boost tourism  
By Tom Anstey

The Indian government has unveiled a RS5bn (US$81.5m, €71.4m, £54.1m) heritage project for 12 of the country’s cities, aimed at preserving heritage and .... more>>
New York Met plans US$250m bond offering  
By Tom Anstey

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is to sell US$250m (€218m, £166.1m) of taxable bonds to finance future infrastructure projects. As of 30 June 2014, .... more>>
Casablanca plans aquarium development to entice tourists  
By Tom Anstey

A massive aquarium is at the centre of plans for Casablanca, Morocco, to lure in tourists and locals with a new MAD300m (US$34.8m, €30m, £23m) facility. To feature a variety of aquatic .... 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
How can attractions be more inclusive?

Talking Point:
How can attractions be more inclusive?

We ask our experts what attractions can do to cater for people with disabilities
Art Project

Art Project

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

Experience Design:
Revealing the Reveal

An attraction’s more than a big reveal – how you get there is just as important, says experience economist B. Joe Pine II
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
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

Promotional feature:

Barco offers state-of-the-art visualisation technology and a holistic solution uniquely tailored to suit any attraction
Attractions product news

Watching out for a visual treat during Latvian festival

Watching out for a visual treat during Latvian festival


Dataton’s ‘Watchout’ multi-display software recently provided projection mapping on four landmark buildings in Riga, Latvia, as part of an annual festival.
Australian Waterslides adds thrills and spills at resort

Australian Waterslides adds thrills and spills at resort


Two curved racing hydroslides are upping the thrill factor at a New Zealand resort, designed, manufactured and installed by Australian Waterslides & Leisure.
Century reached for WhiteWater launch capsules

Century reached for WhiteWater launch capsules


Since its own launch in 2009 WhiteWater’s ‘AquaLaunch’ has been propelling thrill-seekers into a range of waterslides around the world – and the 100th capsule has just been built.
Museum product news

Mather & Co designs WW1 exhibition for National Football Museum

Mather & Co designs WW1 exhibition for National Football Museum


A new exhibition exploring the truth behind the Christmas Truce matches of the First World War, as well as the role played by a number of footballers in the conflict, has been designed by Mather & Co.
Syx software selected at new military museum

Syx software selected at new military museum


A newly-opened museum in the Netherlands is using Syx Automations software for ticketing software and access control.
US cultural venues sign on for Accesso solutions

US cultural venues sign on for Accesso solutions


Four cultural venues in the US have recently signed agreements to use Accesso Technology Group’s ‘Siriusware Salespoint’ solutions.
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