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Nigerian President looks to heritage to kickstart tourism industry
22 Aug 2014

Nigerian President looks to heritage to kickstart tourism industry

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has said a new heritage project will overhaul the country’s global image and boost revenues from tourism and culture. More>>
 
Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton foundation opens in Paris this October
22 Aug 2014

Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton foundation opens in Paris this October

Louis Vuitton’s museum project, designed by architecture firm Frank Gehry, is nearing completion nearly eight years after plans for the €100m (US$132m, £80m) for the Paris-based attraction were first revealed. More>>
 
Whale shark pod becomes popular eco-tourist attraction in the Maldives
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Whale shark pod becomes popular eco-tourist attraction in the Maldives

A pod of whale sharks based in the Maldives is proving to be a hugely popular tourist attraction, with the creatures living in one of the country’s 26 natural atolls – accounting for 3 per cent of all global tourism devoted to sharks. More>>


22 Aug 2014

Zimbabwe wants Victoria Falls to host Disney theme park

The Zimbabwe government wants to bring a Disneyland theme park to Victoria Falls, with the country’s tourism minister inviting foreign investors to pitch in for what would be the first Disney theme park on the African continent. More>>
22 Aug 2014

Carowinds kicks off revamp with boundary-pushing giga coaster

Thrillseekers will be heartened by an announcement from Carowinds that the amusement park is building the world’s tallest, fastest giga coaster. The North Carolina park, owned and run by Cedar Fair, expects to open the new ride in Spring 2015. More>>
 
21 Aug 2014

State-owned China aviation firm plans CN¥120bn investment in five aerospace theme parks

There are plans in China to build multiple aerospace theme parks, built by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). More>>
21 Aug 2014

Georgia Aquarium files lawsuit in bid to import 18 wild beluga whales to the US

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is seeking federal permission to bring 18 beluga whales, captured last year off the coast of Russia, to the US at a time when pressure to end the captivity of cetaceans is at an all-time high. More>>
 
21 Aug 2014

Labour Force Survey highlights tourism contribution to UK economic recovery

Labour Force Survey highlights tourism contribution to UK economic recovery Figures from the latest Labour Force Survey show that the tourism industry is helping to drive the UK’s economic recovery through job creation. More>>
21 Aug 2014

Oakwood Theme Park plans £2m investment

Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire, Wales, has revealed plans for a major £2m investment, installing a Legend of Sleepy Hollow area featuring a range of new attractions to replace the park’s Wild West zone. More>>
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The Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford is hoping to cut the cost of heating its hangars after signing Vickers Energy Group to install its energy management system.
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Australian Waterslides & Leisure has completed a KIPS (Kids Interactive Play Structure) installation at Turtle Beach Resort on the Gold Coast, Australia.
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Elation lights up Mexico’s new aquarium

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Polin Waterparks and Pool System
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Euro Attractions Show
Euro Attractions Show is Europe's largest trade fair dedicated to the attractions industry, with an extensive conference programme and networking events, as well as tours and visits to leading attractions More>>
International Play Company
International Play Company was established in 1999. Iplayco Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder More>>
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Prime Play has been creating active attractions that are fun for the entire family for nearly 20 years More>>
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Ray Hole Architects
We are chartered RIBA architects providing: strategic, masterplanning and architectural design services across all visitor attraction sectors More>>
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EAG International is the must-attend event for amusement and attractions industry professionals seeking the latest ideas and innovations More>>
QWheels
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