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19 Dec 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 December 2018
Video: Attractions Management News Flash 19 December 2018   The latest Attractions Management News Flash Video is now live! In this broadcast, Spanish operator Parques Reunidos acquires the world’s largest indoor waterpark, a decision has been made to rebuild Brazil's famous Museu Nacional and a $90m waterpark development opens at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in .... More>>
19 Dec 2018
Malta's MUZA art museum opens in Valletta
Malta's MUZA art museum opens in Valletta   Malta’s new national-community art museum, MUZA, has now been permanently opened in the Maltese capital of Valletta. The museum, which holds more than 20,000 pieces celebrating Maltese art, cost €10m (US$11.4m, £9m) to bring to fruition, four-fifths of which came from the European Regional Development Fund, .... More>>
19 Dec 2018
Attractions Review 2018: July
Attractions Review 2018: July   In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving possible indicators at what’s still to come in the year ahead. July was about stunts, spies and spending, with a new robotic stunt double created by Disney, a .... More>>
19 Dec 2018
MVRDV conceive next gen skyscraper with porous landscapes
MVRDV conceive next gen skyscraper with porous landscapes   Dutch architects MVRDV have won an international competition to build Vanke 3D City, a mixed-use development with a number of what the design practice have termed "three dimensional" public areas. The 250-metre tower, which will overlook Shenzhen Bay in China, will take the form of eight porous but interlinked .... More>>
19 Dec 2018
Attractions Review 2018: June
Attractions Review 2018: June   In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving possible indicators at what’s still to come in the year ahead. Reaching the mid-point of the year, six years on from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, .... More>>
19 Dec 2018
Attractions Review 2018: May
Attractions Review 2018: May   In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving possible indicators at what’s still to come in the year ahead. The month of May marked the release of the TEA/AECOM annual Theme and Museum Index, which showed .... More>>
19 Dec 2018
Monterey Bay Aquarium close to finishing US$42m education centre
Monterey Bay Aquarium close to finishing US$42m education centre   A US$42m (€37.1m, £33.4m), education centre being built at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, US, is close to completion. The four storey centre will allow the aquarium to extend its marine science programs for thousands of children and teachers and help improve local science literacy. Called the Bechtel .... More>>
22 Dec 2018
Attractions Review 2018: April
Attractions Review 2018: April   In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving possible indicators at what’s still to come in the year ahead. April was very significant for both Disney and for an 'absolute unit' representing a museum in .... More>>
19 Dec 2018
Montage announces plans to build Europe-inspired resort and social hub in Utah
Montage announces plans to build Europe-inspired resort and social hub in Utah   Global hotel management company Montage International has unveiled renderings of a luxury alpine retreat slated to rise in Park City, Utah – one of the world’s most popular ski-towns. Designed by global practice SB Architects, Pendry Residences, Park City will comprise three buildings and offer 150 ski-in, .... More>>
20 Dec 2018
Attractions Review 2018: February
Attractions Review 2018: February   In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving possible indicators at what’s still to come in the year ahead. For February, two major resignations rocked the attractions sector, while Disney asserted its .... More>>
19 Dec 2018
Attractions Review 2018: January
Attractions Review 2018: January   In a year of ups, downs, loops and scoops, Attractions Management looks back at some of the biggest stories to hit the headlines, giving possible indicators at what’s still to come in the year ahead. The year started with a bang and the fireworks continued long after midnight on New Year's Eve. .... More>>
19 Dec 2018
Exercise – better than drugs at cutting high blood pressure?
Exercise – better than drugs at cutting high blood pressure?   A new study has suggested that exercise could be as good at drugs at reducing high blood pressure. While the benefits of exercise on lowering blood pressure have been studied – and proven – before, the new research looked to determine how exercise compares with blood pressure lowering drugs, as no direct head .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
First-of-its-kind Hair Loss Friendly Spa scheme to launch in early 2019
First-of-its-kind Hair Loss Friendly Spa scheme to launch in early 2019   A new initiative is set to launch in early 2019, encouraging spas to cater its offerings to guests suffering from cancer-related hair loss. A first of its kind, the Hair Loss Friendly Spa campaign will offer operators expert advice on creating bespoke spa journeys for guests experiencing hair loss to ensure .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
€70m Kids’ World centre planned for Finnish city of Espoo
€70m Kids’ World centre planned for Finnish city of Espoo   A €70m ($79.53m, £62.92m) plan to build a “Kids’ World” cultural centre near Helsinki, Finland, has been announced by Finnish organisation Lastenmaailma ry. Expected to open in 2025, the attraction is targeting 600,000 visitors per year and will draw on Nordic children’s culture. Surrounded by world-class .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
Balance Holidays launches combining wellness retreats with five-star hotel experiences
Balance Holidays launches combining wellness retreats with five-star hotel experiences   A new company specialising in wellness holidays has opened its doors, combining the experience of a wellness retreat with that of a five-star hotel. Called Balance Holidays, the company was created by Livia Manca di Villahermosa and offers 3-day retreats designed for guests at the beginning of their wellness .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
WTC performing arts venue gets US$89m grant
WTC performing arts venue gets US$89m grant   Funding for the planned World Trade Center performing arts complex in New York has taken another major step forward, with the award of a multi-million dollar grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant of US$89m (€78.11m, £70.11) to the .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
Plans for floating eco-resort and spa in Yorkshire given the go-ahead
Plans for floating eco-resort and spa in Yorkshire given the go-ahead   Municipal officials have greenlit plans to build Tyram Lakes – an eco-friendly wellness resort in South Yorkshire, UK. Designed by British firm Baca Architects, the estimated £20m (US$25.4m, €22.3m) retreat, which will be situated on 65 acres of lakes in the Humberside Peatlands, will comprise 325 floating .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
HBO will turn Game of Thrones sets into permanent visitor attractions
HBO will turn Game of Thrones sets into permanent visitor attractions   HBO has plans to turn the shooting locations and sets of its popular Game of Thrones television series into permanent tourist attractions. The move, which will be a significant boost to tourism in Northern Ireland, will see the standing sets for show locations including Winterfell, Castle Black and Kings .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
Berlin’s Museum Island gets new addition
Berlin’s Museum Island gets new addition   The new James Simon Galerie at Berlin’s Musem Island, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been completed. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the new building will act as a central reception building with ticket offices, a shop, a café, an auditorium and special exhibitions. "While its presence can be .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
Former Disney executive to build expansive leisure complex in Spain’s 'Siberia'
Former Disney executive to build expansive leisure complex in Spain’s 'Siberia'   John Cora – a former senior executive of The Walt Disney Company – has announced plans to create "Elysium City", a sustainable development and entertainment district in western Spain. Set to rise in rural Castilblanco, Extremadura – in the heart what has been described as a "Spanish Siberia" – the new property .... More>>
18 Dec 2018
US$192m redevelopment of Atlanta Hawks arena brings 'community indoors'
US$192m redevelopment of Atlanta Hawks arena brings 'community indoors'   The State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta has fully reopened, following a US$192.5m (€169m, £152m) renovation project which has transformed the 20-year-old indoor venue. Completed in phases, the redevelopment has been driven by Tony Ressler, owner of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise, which is the arena's primary .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
Disney competition in Shanghai gives students chance to showcase talents
Disney competition in Shanghai gives students chance to showcase talents   The first Disney Imaginations Shanghai Design Competition has come to its conclusion, with students across the Chinese city given the chance to learn more about designing theme parks and the opportunity to showcase their talents to the company. Six finalist teams, each from a university in Shanghai, were .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
Bond’s next mission: wow the crowds at New York’s Spyscape
Bond’s next mission: wow the crowds at New York’s Spyscape   James Bond, the world’s most iconic fictional secret agent, is to be the subject of a new immersive exhibition and experience at New York spy museum Spyscape, opening early in 2019. Spyscape has teamed up with EON Productions, the UK production company that makes the James Bond movies, and Metro Goldwyn Mayer .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
Cape Town's Two Oceans Aquarium completes major renovations
Cape Town's Two Oceans Aquarium completes major renovations   The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa, has announced the completion of several years of renovation and construction, with the reopening of its 800,000 litre Kelp Forest exhibit. One of three large-scale installations at the Cape Town aquarium, Kelp Forest has undergone considerable refurbishment, .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
Meditation and yoga are fast-becoming the world’s most popular wellness activities
Meditation and yoga are fast-becoming the world’s most popular wellness activities   Various mindfulness therapies have been practised for thousands of years, but recent evidence appears to suggest that the public is gaining a renewed interest in meditative activities. In a recent report, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified meditation and yoga as two of the fastest .... More>>
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