Attractions industry news

25 Sep 2017

John Glen to chair new look Tourism Industry Council

Tourism minister John Glen is set to co-chair his first meeting with the Tourism Industry Council on 27 September, with the new-look body set to discuss specific policy issues with a broader array of tourism businesses and representatives. [more...]

25 Sep 2017

Delegates gather in Berlin for EAS 2017

Buyers and suppliers from across the world have descended on Berlin ahead of this year’s Euro Attractions Show, which will see more than 500 companies showcase the latest innovations in the attractions sector to an audience of more than 11,000 industry professionals [more...]

25 Sep 2017

Heatherwick Studio to revamp Olympia as 'world-leading arts and leisure district'

Heatherwick Studio and SPPARC Architects have been announced as the lead design team who will comprehensively revamp London’s historic Olympia exhibition centre. [more...]

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Heritage tourism worth £16.4bn to England’s economy – report

England’s heritage tourism has generated up to £16.4bn (US$22.2bn, €18.6bn) in visitor spending a year, directly employing 278,000 people and contributing £11.9bn (US$16.1bn, €13.5bn) gross added value to the economy. [more...]

National Football Museum names new chair and CEO with double appointment

England's National Football Museum has announced two senior appointments, with Ian Penrose named non-executive chair and Tim Desmond taking over as CEO. [more...]

Yorkshire Wildlife Park submits plans for phase one of £50m expansion

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park has submitted plans for the first phase of its £50m (US$67.8m, €56.5m) expansion, a project which will bring in new animals and double the workforce. [more...]

On the wall: London’s National Portrait Gallery to stage major Michael Jackson exhibition

The National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced what’s set to be a blockbuster exhibition exploring artworks portraying and inspired by the legendary singer Michael Jackson. [more...]

Exclusive: Post-Brexit tourism deal in the 'common interest' of Europe, says tourism minister

John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has said the country’s rising tourism numbers will continue to grow after it makes its exit from the European Union (EU), saying that it was in the “common interest” of Europe to make Britain accessible. [more...]

Foster + Partners' evolution of iconic London Zoo aviary gets green light

Foster + Partners’ plans to reinvigorate the famous Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo have received planning approval from Westminster Council. [more...]

In brief:

France and Britain's past and future relationship to be explored in new museum by @cassonmann [more...]
TEA calls for 2017 Board candidates @TEA_Connect [more...]
Britain joins tourism space race with successful Northumberland rocket launch @starchaseruk [more...]
UK arts threatened by Foreign Office's £39m cut to @BritishCouncil budget [more...]
£2.5m ‘staycation’ campaign to target young UK adults @VisitBritain #staycation #tourism [more...]
AECOM to oversee £130m Center Parcs-style activity resort in Wales @AECOM @Afan_ValleyAR [more...]
Scottish marine group reveals plans for its new wildlife facility @SeabirdCentre [more...]
Newcastle waterpark acquired by investment firm in £2.9m deal [more...]
Inspiring Science Fund awards £13m to 5 UK science centres @scienceatlife @wellcometrust [more...]
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