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The IAAPA Spring Leadership Conference 2019: a...

The lure of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) proved strong in March as 200 delegates from 28 countries gathered for the IAAPA Spring Leadership conference in Dubai. By David Camp, D & J International...

Attractions news: Spider-Man, Moomins and space tourism

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days.  In the news this week – new theme parks for Moomins and Smurfs, eSports advances, a "patriotic-themed" maze, a new...

Attractions news: Hagrid, Blockchain and Wizards Unite

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days.  In the news this week - an enchanted motorbike ride, a magical AR app, realist avatars for social VR and Emaar's...

Attractions news: Expo2020, sharks and Teletubbies

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days.  This week we saw new theme park attractions, stunning Expo 2020 pavilions, an airport becoming a destination and a...

10 Travel and consumer trends for visitor attractions...

No matter where in the world your attraction is based, global consumer and travel trends will have an affect on the way you’ll be marketing your business this year. We recently rounded up the top 10 travel...

Attractions news: themed hotels, museum yoga and Bloody...

Welcome to the blooloop briefing; a roundup of attractions news from the last seven days.  This week we saw results announcements from Merlin Entertainments and SeaWorld, more details of interactivity in Star...

The value of experiencing attractions from the guest...

A volcanic experience on the cutting edge of design – and a perfect little brand land. Contrasting visits to attractions this year and the value of the guest perspective By Keith Thomas, Chief Executive...

Pop-up attractions – the Emperor’s New (and...

Amanda Hess from The New York Times went to “as many Instagrammable 'museums', 'factories' and 'mansions' as I could”. She says of the experience: “They nearly broke me!” By Keith Thomas, Chief...

Holistic design and experiential attractions:...

There are few creative industries more suited to a holistic approach to design than location-based entertainment. By Louis Alfieri, Chief Creative Officer, Principal and Founder of Raven Sun Creative. ...

How Harrison “Buzz” Price invented the...

I have written about Harrison "Buzz" Price before. He was best known as the man who found the location for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Tokyo Disneyland. He was so important to the theme park industry...