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Zoolex’s Zoo Design Conference Wraclow, Poland

In April, over 200 zoo design professionals from around the world met in Wroclaw, Poland to discuss the state of the industry, trends, challenges, and new innovations at the...
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Cooking Meth in Hackney at ABQ London, the Breaking Bad themed bar

London is full of themed entertainment, quirky bars and unusual visitor experiences competing for business from tourists and locals alike. One unusual new addition to the city's portfolio is ABQ...
Lessons in Business Louis Alfieri

7 lessons I learned when starting a (location based entertainment) business

When I started my own location based entertainment (LBE) design firm, Raven Sun Creative, five years ago, my decision was driven by something I suspect a great many entrepreneurs have...
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From Ticketing to Anne Boleyn, in London for Gateway’s European UGM and the Museum...

Last week, Blooloop was busy in London for two key industry events - Gateway Ticketing Systems European Galaxy User Group Meeting (UGM) and the Museum and Heritage Show.  The typical...
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Guided travel with millennials: a new revenue source for zoos & aquariums?

Millennials are the core audience of zoos and aquariums. They care deeply about conservation and they also love to travel. I’m not a millennial. I’m a Gen Xer, but my...
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Building a Public Aquarium. The inside story of the Oman Aquarium

The biggest aquarium in the Middle East is currently in development just outside of Muscat, Oman. It will open in Autumn 2018. In this, the first of a series of posts, Adrian...
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Smaller footprint waterparks at Drayton Manor, the first WhiteWater/BALPPA seminar

 WhiteWater West, in partnership with BALPPA held its first conference focused on smaller footprint waterparks on the 4th May. The venue was the Drayton Manor Hotel. The world’s first indoor waterpark was World...
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Montreal’s Expo 67 – Its legacy 50 years later

50th anniversary of Expo 67 opening in Montreal. By Joseph Joy (right), Director, Strategic Accounts, Triotech. The world’s fair, Expo 67, ran throughout the summer of 1967 and was an unexpected success. It...
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The TEA Summit – where reality becomes suspended and imagination runs free

It’s often said that Disneyland is a place of wonder where reality becomes suspended and imagination runs free. This week, I didn’t even have to step past the park’s...
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#NationalSigningDay, and the Valleyfair Campaign that’s Got People Talking

One of the most important things to do when crafting your job recruiting messaging is to ensure that your park is relating to job applicants today. By Adam Sandy (left) Chief Business...