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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>>
17 Dec 2018
Fourth Well Hotels to open in Thailand in 2019
Fourth Well Hotels to open in Thailand in 2019   Thailand-based Well Hotels & Resorts will manage a new upscale lifestyle boutique property, Phratamnak Well Resort Pattaya, which is set to open in late 2019. The 78-bedroom resort – owned by Kasetsinn Co Ltd – features a modern colonial design, and includes a spa and fitness centre, recreation room and kids .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
Construction on MAD Architects' Himalayas Centre nears completion
Construction on MAD Architects' Himalayas Centre nears completion   MAD Architects' Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Centre (NZHC) – a mixed-use development inspired by the highest mountain range in the world – is on track for completion in 2020. First conceived in 2012, the 560,000 sq m complex – which is located in Nanjing, China – was designed to represent what MAD have described as .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
Money raised to support Chester Zoo following fire will be spent on conservation efforts
Money raised to support Chester Zoo following fire will be spent on conservation efforts   Money raised on the wake of a devastating fire at Chester Zoo on Saturday (15 December) will be spent on conservation projects, says its management. The fire, which destroyed much of the roof of the British zoo's monsoon forest area and took the lives of some of its animals, has been declared an accident, .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
Qatar unveils eye-catching design for Lusail Stadium
Qatar unveils eye-catching design for Lusail Stadium   Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has revealed the renderings for Lusail Stadium – one of the many multipurpose venues that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup games. Designed by London-based architecture firm Foster + Partners, the 80,000-seat arena – the eighth World Cup structure to be .... More>>
17 Dec 2018
US to have professional T20 cricket competition 'by 2021'
US to have professional T20 cricket competition 'by 2021'   USA Cricket plans to set up a professional T20 cricket league in the country by 2021. The national governing body has launched a search for an operating partner for the competition and has published an official "request for proposals" on its website. "We are looking for a partner to help capitalise on the .... More>>
16 Dec 2018
Fire-hit Chester Zoo begins fundraising after 'toughest day'
Fire-hit Chester Zoo begins fundraising after 'toughest day'   Chester Zoo has launched a fundraising campaign in order to repair the damages caused by a large fire on Saturday 15 December. Visitors were evacuated and the zoo was closed when the blaze broke out and destroyed much of the roof covering of its Monsoon Forest area. Keepers were able to save all birds and .... More>>
14 Dec 2018
World’s first ever rollercoaster at sea to debut in 2020
World’s first ever rollercoaster at sea to debut in 2020   Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras, a cruise ship that debuts in 2020, will feature the first ever rollercoaster at sea. Bolt: Ultimate Sea Coaster will take riders through almost 800 feet of twists, turns and drops and will get up to nearly 40 miles per hour. The ride is being built by German firm Maurer .... More>>
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