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Diversity at the top of the agenda as New York lays out detailed plan for culture
POSTED 21 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has outlined the US city’s first ever plan for culture, linking future funding for museums and arts groups to the diversity of their staff.
Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Google’s Glass smart wear technology has been resurrected with job productivity in mind, two years on from the company scrapping its original consumer model.
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Brand experience provider Freeman has announced the acquisition of creative production company BaAM, expanding its business into the sports and entertainment markets.
Second buyer joins Wanda deal as group restructures multi-billion theme park and hotel sale
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Following a shock move by Wanda to first sell off the majority of its theme park and hotel portfolio and then loan its purchaser billions of dollars to finance the deal, the landmark property deal has taken another twist, with the addition of a second buyer to the sale.
Saudi Arabia government grants US$2.6bn to tourism projects
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Saudi Arabia’s government has allocated SAR9.9bn (US$2.64bn, €2.29bn, £2.02bn) to develop and rebuild the country’s tourism projects in its attempt to turn it into a world- class tourism destination.
Exclusive: Chester Zoo MD details £100m redevelopment masterplan
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Chester Zoo will develop 100 acres (405,000sq m) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a £100m (US$130.4m, €113m) development project.
David Walsh plans five-star suspension bridge hotel for Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The founder of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania has unveiled detailed plans to build a neighbouring 172 room, 5-star hotel suspended over the River Derwent.
Dublin's Guinness Storehouse announces €16m expansion
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Ben Coxon
Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction is seeking to draw even more visitors after the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin announced €16m (US$18.5m, £14.2m) expansion plans centred around doubling the size of its Gravity Bar.
Reid-Anderson back as Six Flags president as company announces Duffey departure
POSTED 18 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Six Flags has announced the retirement of its president and CEO John Duffey just 17 months after he took up the position.
Tourism projects receive funding in latest round of VisitEngland's £40m Discover England Fund
POSTED 18 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Development of a London/Bristol tourism route, a tour of Britain’s world famous horse- racing courses, travel packages for 18-35 year olds, and an urban food and drink hub have been named as the latest projects to receive funding from VisitEngland’s £40m Discover England Fund.
New York Wheel delayed indefinitely after contractor fired by developer
POSTED 18 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Plans to develop New York’s largest Ferris Wheel are in jeopardy after the attraction's main contractor was removed from the project.
Alton Towers opens world-first CBeebies hotel
POSTED 17 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Alton Towers has extended its relationship with the BBC following the launch of its new world-first 76-bedroom CBeebies-themed hotel at the resort and theme park.
Investigation launched into Madrid rollercoaster crash
POSTED 17 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Spanish theme park Parque de Atracciones has launched an investigation after two trains collided on one of its rides, affecting 33 people.
Star Wars hotel, Pixar Pier and Mickey Mouse ride among D23 announcements
POSTED 17 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney has announced a slew of new additions for its parks worldwide, including a Star Wars hotel, Marvel and Pixar attractions, and the very first ride for the company's iconic figurehead, Mickey Mouse.
Five in contention to be UK City of Culture 2021
POSTED 17 Jul 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
Coventry, Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland or Swansea will be named as the UK City of Culture 2021 later this year after making the shortlist for the award.
Major US aquariums join forces to eliminate plastic use
POSTED 14 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
A collection of 19 US aquariums have announced plans to phase out plastic use as part of an initiative to protect the world’s oceans.
Carlo Ratti proposes climate-controlled 'Garden of Four Seasons' for new Milan neighbourhood
POSTED 14 Jul 2017 . BY Kim Megson
One of the largest urban regenerations in Europe is set to be anchored by a public garden where spring, summer, autumn and winter coexist together throughout the year.
Heritage Lottery funding secured to establish Paralympic heritage centre at Stoke Mandeville
POSTED 14 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the National Paralympic Heritage Trust £1m (US$1.3m, €1.1m) to establish a heritage centre in the UK chronicling the history of the Paralympic movement.
BIG expand Danish WWII bunker and create museum camouflaged among the dunes
POSTED 14 Jul 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG) transformation of a former German WWII bunker into a cultural complex camouflaged among the protected dunes of Blåvand, western Denmark, has opened to the public.
Disney reveals scale model of new Star Wars lands at D23
POSTED 14 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney has offered its most in-depth look at its upcoming Star Wars Land yet, unveiling a scale model of the attraction ahead of the D23 fan expo taking place this weekend in Anaheim, California.
     
 


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21 Jul 2017
Diversity at the top of the agenda as New York lays out detailed plan for culture
Diversity at the top of the agenda as New York lays out detailed plan for culture   New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has outlined the US city’s first ever plan for culture, linking future funding for museums and arts groups to the diversity of their staff. A blueprint to guide the future of arts and culture in the city, called CreateNYC was built from extensive public engagement, collating .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity
Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity   Google’s Glass smart wear technology has been resurrected with job productivity in mind, two years on from the company scrapping its original consumer model. The original technology, worn like a regular pair of glasses and fitted with a display offered hands free access to notifications, navigation and .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM   Brand experience provider Freeman has announced the acquisition of creative production company BaAM, expanding its business into the sports and entertainment markets. Headed by CEO Reg Bronskill and president Annemarie Roe, with past Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) president Christine Kerr the .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Second buyer joins Wanda deal as group restructures multi-billion theme park and hotel sale
Second buyer joins Wanda deal as group restructures multi-billion theme park and hotel sale   Following a shock move by Wanda to first sell off the majority of its theme park and hotel portfolio and then loan its purchaser billions of dollars to finance the deal, the landmark property deal has taken another twist, with the addition of a second buyer to the sale. Wanda took a step back from its plan to .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Saudi Arabia government grants US$2.6bn to tourism projects
Saudi Arabia government grants US$2.6bn to tourism projects   Saudi Arabia’s government has allocated SAR9.9bn (US$2.64bn, €2.29bn, £2.02bn) to develop and rebuild the country’s tourism projects in its attempt to turn it into a world-class tourism destination. Over the past few years, the country’s leaders have paid great attention to various sectors of tourism and .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Exclusive: Chester Zoo MD details £100m redevelopment masterplan
Exclusive: Chester Zoo MD details £100m redevelopment masterplan   Chester Zoo will redevelop 100 acres (405,000sq m) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a £100m (US$130.4m, €113m) development masterplan. The grasslands area will be located in the western part of the zoo and will be characterised by large, open savannah landscape populated by a mix .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
David Walsh plans five-star suspension bridge hotel for Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art
David Walsh plans five-star suspension bridge hotel for Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art   The founder of Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) in Tasmania has unveiled detailed plans to build a neighbouring 172 room, 5-star hotel suspended over the River Derwent. David Walsh has commissioned Fender Katsalidis Architects, who designed Mona’s understated Berriedale home, to draw up the design for .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Dublin's Guinness Storehouse announces €16m expansion
Dublin's Guinness Storehouse announces €16m expansion   Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction is seeking to draw even more visitors after the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin announced €16m (US$18.5m, £14.2m) expansion plans centred around doubling the size of its Gravity Bar. The culmination of the Guinness visitor experience, the plans will see the creation of a .... More>>
18 Jul 2017
Reid-Anderson back as Six Flags president as company announces Duffey departure
Reid-Anderson back as Six Flags president as company announces Duffey departure   Six Flags has announced the retirement of its president and CEO John Duffey just 17 months after he took up the position. Effective immediately, Six Flags executive chair Jim Reid-Anderson will take up the position of president and CEO, a role he held between 2010 and 2016 prior to Duffey’s appointment. .... More>>
18 Jul 2017
Tourism projects receive funding in latest round of VisitEngland's £40m Discover England Fund
Tourism projects receive funding in latest round of VisitEngland's £40m Discover England Fund   Development of a London/Bristol tourism route, a tour of Britain’s world famous horse-racing courses, travel packages for 18-35 year olds, and an urban food and drink hub have been named as the latest projects to receive funding from VisitEngland’s £40m Discover England Fund. The “Great West Way” project .... More>>
18 Jul 2017
New York Wheel delayed indefinitely after contractor fired by developer
New York Wheel delayed indefinitely after contractor fired by developer   Plans to develop America's largest Ferris Wheel are in jeopardy after the attraction's main contractor was removed from the project. Originally scheduled for early 2017, the development was pushed back to mid- and then late 2017, with the US$580m (€503m, £442m) wheel then delayed till April 2018 thanks to a .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Alton Towers opens world-first CBeebies hotel
Alton Towers opens world-first CBeebies hotel   Alton Towers has extended its relationship with the BBC following the launch of its new world-first 76-bedroom CBeebies-themed hotel at the resort and theme park. Developed with pre-schoolers and young families in mind, child-friendly design is at the heart of the hotel, with steps to sinks, children’s toilet .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Investigation launched into Madrid rollercoaster crash
Investigation launched into Madrid rollercoaster crash   Spanish theme park Parque de Atracciones has launched an investigation after two trains collided on one of its rides, affecting 33 people. The incident, which happened on Sunday (16 July) at the park in Madrid, occurred when one train on the TNT Mina Train – recently repurposed to include virtual reality – .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Star Wars hotel, Pixar Pier and Mickey Mouse ride among D23 announcements
Star Wars hotel, Pixar Pier and Mickey Mouse ride among D23 announcements   Disney has announced a slew of new additions for its parks worldwide, including a Star Wars hotel, Marvel and Pixar attractions, and the very first ride for the company's iconic figurehead, Mickey Mouse. Star Wars Star Wars was a focal point of the presentation, with the newly-named lands .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Five in contention to be UK City of Culture 2021
Five in contention to be UK City of Culture 2021   Coventry, Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland or Swansea will be named as the UK City of Culture 2021 later this year after making the shortlist for the award. The winner will be revealed in December 2017, and will become the third UK City of Culture following Derry-Londonderry and Hull, and will receive a £3m (US$3.9m, .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Major US aquariums join forces to eliminate plastic use
Major US aquariums join forces to eliminate plastic use   A collection of 19 US aquariums have announced plans to phase out plastic use as part of an initiative to protect the world’s oceans. The ‘In Our Hands’ campaign is a joint initiative of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) – a first-of-its kind collaboration of aquariums formed to increase collective .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Carlo Ratti proposes climate-controlled 'Garden of Four Seasons' for new Milan neighbourhood
Carlo Ratti proposes climate-controlled 'Garden of Four Seasons' for new Milan neighbourhood   One of the largest urban regenerations in Europe is set to be anchored by a public garden where spring, summer, autumn and winter coexist together throughout the year. The concept, called ‘Garden of the Four Seasons’, comes from the studio of designers, researchers and innovators Carlo Ratti Associati, and is .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Heritage Lottery funding secured to establish Paralympic heritage centre at Stoke Mandeville
Heritage Lottery funding secured to establish Paralympic heritage centre at Stoke Mandeville   The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the National Paralympic Heritage Trust £1m (US$1.3m, €1.1m) to establish a heritage centre in the UK chronicling the history of the Paralympic movement. Paralympic sport dates back to 1948, when Dr Ludwig Guttman, director of the UK’s first specialist unit for .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
BIG expand Danish WWII bunker and create museum camouflaged among the dunes
BIG expand Danish WWII bunker and create museum camouflaged among the dunes   Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG) transformation of a former German WWII bunker into a cultural complex camouflaged among the protected dunes of Blåvand, western Denmark, has opened to the public. Conceived as “a sanctuary in the sand”, the 82,000sq m (882,600sq ft) museum, called Tirpitz, has been successfully .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Disney reveals scale model of new Star Wars lands at D23
Disney reveals scale model of new Star Wars lands at D23   Disney has offered its most in-depth look at its upcoming Star Wars Land yet, unveiling a scale model of the attraction ahead of the D23 fan expo taking place this weekend in Anaheim, California. Two years on from the last D23, when Bob Iger first revealed plans for two Star Wars attractions at Disney’s Florida .... More>>
13 Jul 2017
Longleat eyes extended stays with hotel and waterpark plan
Longleat eyes extended stays with hotel and waterpark plan   Plans to develop a 240-bedroom hotel, waterpark and conference facility at the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire are likely to be greenlit when the plans go before councillors next week. Longleat Enterprises – the commercial arm of the 465-year-old estate – lodged the plans with Wiltshire Council in February .... More>>
13 Jul 2017
New icon for Natural History Museum as Dippy is replaced by giant blue whale
New icon for Natural History Museum as Dippy is replaced by giant blue whale   London’s Natural History Museum has completed a major revamp of its main hall, with its blue whale skeleton replacing the national institution’s much-loved Diplodocus replica – a sight which has welcomed visitors to the museum for more than 37 years. The museum made the move as it aims to refresh its image, .... More>>
13 Jul 2017
Wanda lending Sunac US$4.3bn to finance theme park and hotel purchase
Wanda lending Sunac US$4.3bn to finance theme park and hotel purchase   Following a huge CN¥63.18bn (US$9.3bn, €8.15bn, £7.22bn) property deal in a sell-off of Wanda’s tourism assets last week, it has now emerged that the company is actually part-financing its own sale, lending CN¥29.6bn (US$4.3bn, €3.76bn, £3.32bn) to Sunac China Holdings – the property developer taking control of .... More>>
13 Jul 2017
Croatia's first major theme park set to open doors
Croatia's first major theme park set to open doors   Croatia’s first major theme park will open its doors this weekend, with the €12m (US$13.7m, £10.6m) development by Italian amusement design specialists Bausaa officially launching on 15 July. Constructed over a 14-month period after breaking ground in April last year, the 45,000sq m (491,000sq ft) Fun Park .... More>>
12 Jul 2017
San Francisco's MOMA creates unique SMS service that sends art to user's phones
San Francisco's MOMA creates unique SMS service that sends art to user's phones   San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has introduced a unique way for the general public to take in its collection of more than 34,000 items – through text. According to SFMOMA, for a visitor to walk past each of its artworks currently on display, they would have to walk roughly 7 miles (11.2 .... More>>
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