26 Jul 2017 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Attractions Management issue 2, 2017 is now out!

Blogs:

Attractions Management bloggers:

Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Tim Lewthwaite
Publications manager,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,
Ecsite

Linda Cendes
Program Assistant, Comms,
AZA

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Michel Buchel
President of Ecsite and CEO of NEMO, Amsetrdan,
NEMO

Hannah Carmichael
Membership Services Manager,
BALPPA

Antonio Gomes Da Costa
Co-ordinator of PLACES,
Ecsite

Jean-Baptiste Desbois
Director General,
Cité de l'espace

Hans Gubbels
Director,
Continium Discovery Center, NL

Maya Halevy
Director,
Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem

Sheena Laursen
Director of international Affairs,
Experimentarium

Adrian Mahon
Chair,
BALPPA

Valentina Montalto
EU consultant,
KEA European Affairs

Matt Partridge
Executive board member,
CLOA

Malcolm Roughead
Chief Executive,
VisitScotland

Lucy Schweingruber
Fundraising and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Andrew Wade
Partner,
Lawrence Graham LLP

Duncan Wood-Allum
Director,
Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy

by Kurt Janson
Policy Director, Tourism Alliance

The floods – learning from Foot and Mouth disease

by Kurt Janson

The analysis from the Met Service and the Environment Agency is grim. They believe that flooding in the UK is going to get significantly worse before it gets any better and that, after the wettest January since 1766, the ground is now so saturated that even if the rain were to stop tomorrow, the flood waters will not fully recede for up to four months in some parts of the country. [more...]

2012 - a curate's egg

by Kurt Janson

The figures for UK domestic tourism in 2012 have been released by VisitEngland. They show that total number of visits for the year was down by 1 per cent to 126m while expenditure on domestic tourism was up £1.3bn to a record £24bn. Impressive figures, considering the impact of the weather, combined with the double-dip recession and the want of many people to sit in front of the TV during the Olympics. [more...]

The Olympics – what happened?

by Kurt Janson

The impact of the Olympics on tourism to the UK was something that caused considerable speculation this year. [more...]

Staycation or Staybreak?

by Kurt Janson

There has been a lot of talk of UK residents undertaking staycations rather than travelling overseas due to the economic downturn. And on the face of it the figures are rather compelling. In 2011, UK residents took only 36.8m overseas holidays, down 8.6m on the 45.4m overseas holidays that they took before the economic downturn in 2007. [more...]

The tourism sector is breaking records

by Kurt Janson

While the final results are not quite in yet, it appears certain that 2011 will have been a record year for both inbound and domestic tourism in the UK. This is not to say that all sectors of the tourism industry are booming, indeed many are finding the current economic conditions very challenging, but the overall figures make very positive reading. [more...]

Getting behind the daylight saving plans

by Kurt Janson

Backing a Private Member's Bill is usually seen by MPs as something to be undertaken when showing support for an issue but knowing the outcome will almost certainly fail. Without the support of the government, very few Bills ever receive the votes and the time needed to gain Royal Assent. [more...]

The tourism sector and 'Broken Britain'

by Kurt Janson

Following the recent riots, there has been much wringing of hands by the government and the media regarding the supposed breakdown of British society. Most of this is simply a knee-jerk reaction to be replaced by the latest "end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it" issue in a few months time. [more...]

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