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22 Nov 2017

Crealy Great Adventure Park on the prowl for head animal keeper

Crealy Great Adventure Park in Exeter has announced plans to expand its operations team, with the company set to recruit a head animal keeper to oversee the day-to-day running of the resort’s animal business. [more...]

22 Nov 2017

IAAPA 2017: Universal's Thierry Coup on taking immersive design to the next level

The man behind Universal Studios’ most successful visitor attractions says operators looking to stay ahead of the curve must go above and beyond to deliver new levels of immersive experiences. [more...]

22 Nov 2017

Continuum teams up with The Void to immerse guests in world of Star Wars

UK attractions operator Continuum and free-roam VR company The Void are launching a Star Wars experience in London. [more...]

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British monarchy to generate £1.77bn for economy in 2017

The British monarchy will contribute £1.77bn (US$2.34bn, €2bn) to Britain’s economy in 2017, with tourism the biggest winner as millions visit the UK to get a glimpse of the Royal Family and their heritage. [more...]

Museums Sheffield raises funds for dementia-friendly events

Museums across Sheffield will help dementia sufferers to access cultural and social experiences through a series of special sessions planned for next year. [more...]

Outdoor play brand Timbalaya seals first franchise deal with Kuwaiti firm

Timbalaya, the story-led adventure play IP, has announced its first project will be in Kuwait. [more...]

Gove seeks ‘evidence-based advice’ on zoo licensing reforms in wake of Cumbria tragedy

A review of the zoo licensing system is underway in the UK following the Cumbria zoo scandal which saw the death of nearly 500 animals in just four years. [more...]

Mendoza Review calls for development plan to nurture England’s ‘wonderfully different’ museums

A major review of England’s museums sector has called for an action plan to show how government and funding bodies will continue to provide support – currently worth £850m (€947m, US$1.1bn) per year in public money. [more...]

Drayton Manor’s Colin Bryan receives honour at Buckingham Palace

The head of Drayton Manor theme park in Tamworth, Staffordshire, has collected an OBE at an awards ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on Friday (10 November). [more...]

In brief:

Love all! Artist places tennis court inside repurposed 16th-century church for Milan exhibition [more...]
Heritage coalition formed to restore historic baths for today’s swimmers [more...]
Bolton Museum to open new Egypt gallery @BoltonLMS @leachstudio @TheEES @cllr_adia @BoltonCouncil [more...]
Competition for leisure travellers set to hurt London’s global ranking for visitors @WTM_London [more...]
V&A rescues section of Brutalist council estate on demolition list @V_and_A [more...]
Welsh Water to turn reservoir into vibrant leisure destination [more...]
ZSL appoints British diplomat as new DG @DomJermey @OfficialZSL @zsllondonzoo @ZSLWhipsnadeZoo [more...]
New campaign to promote UK Midlands to US tourists @VisitBritain @bhx_official @ShakespearesEng [more...]
Kew Gardens restores world's largest Victorian glasshouse @HLFLondon @kewgardens [more...]
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