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Reinvestment leads to stability
Aleatha Ezra, WWA
Aleatha Ezra, WWA
At the end of every season, most operators feel the need to measure the success and health of their business against other leisure entertainment businesses in their market and against the larger amusement and water leisure industry as a whole. This allows management to quantify whether certain increases or declines in attendance or revenue are linked to a larger trend that might not be within the control of the business. According to PGAV Destinations latest Voice of the Visitor: Outlook on the Attractions Industry report, people are "travelling less frequently and returning to the same attractions less," driven by their desire to spend their dollars on a new experience where they can create new memories. The most recent TEA/AECOM Theme Index (see p46), one of the strengths of the European leisure market is the longevity of so many of the most popular attractions. Of course, market maturity can run counter to the report, with waterparks and theme parks that have been around for a number of years losing their feeling of newness for the consumer. This is where regular reinvestment comes into focus. Keeping abreast of these reports helps an operator plan for improvements or additions before the start of the next season to keep the business stable and growing.
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Reinvestment leads to stability
Aleatha Ezra, WWA
Aleatha Ezra, WWA
At the end of every season, most operators feel the need to measure the success and health of their business against other leisure entertainment businesses in their market and against the larger amusement and water leisure industry as a whole. This allows management to quantify whether certain increases or declines in attendance or revenue are linked to a larger trend that might not be within the control of the business. According to PGAV Destinations latest Voice of the Visitor: Outlook on the Attractions Industry report, people are "travelling less frequently and returning to the same attractions less," driven by their desire to spend their dollars on a new experience where they can create new memories. The most recent TEA/AECOM Theme Index (see p46), one of the strengths of the European leisure market is the longevity of so many of the most popular attractions. Of course, market maturity can run counter to the report, with waterparks and theme parks that have been around for a number of years losing their feeling of newness for the consumer. This is where regular reinvestment comes into focus. Keeping abreast of these reports helps an operator plan for improvements or additions before the start of the next season to keep the business stable and growing.
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