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

Attractions Management issue 4, 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

New trends drive up attendance in waterpark industry

01 Sep 2016
by Aleatha Ezra, Director of park member development, World Waterpark Association
We are combining waterparks with spas and water-based health therapies, incorporating hospitality and developing water rides reminiscent of theme park rides

The TEA/AECOM Theme and Museum Index was recently released, charting attendance figures in the global attractions industry in 2015.

The report represents the 10th year that these two organisations have researched global attendance at theme parks and waterparks, providing the authors with a chance to reflect both on the growth seen in 2015 as well as in the last decade.

According to AECOM’s John Robinett, the news is summarily good. “Over our 10 years of tracking the industry, we’ve seen steady improvements in business volume (despite a global recession), the introduction of new technologies and the continued internationalisation of the attractions world.”

The report reveals that the waterpark industry in the EMEA region experienced a “5.5 per cent increase in attendance at the top 10 waterparks,” going from 8.5 million to 9 million. The report suggests some of the elements that drove this upward tick included: combining waterparks with spas and water-based health therapies, incorporating hospitality in the overall entertainment complex and developing water rides that offer a ride experience that is reminiscent of a theme park ride.

It’s also interesting to note the diverse locations of waterparks featured on the top 10 list, with three parks in Germany, three in the UAE and one each in Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark and the Czech Republic. The spread of successful waterparks throughout the region is another indication that the water leisure industry is strong and poised for another positive year of growth.



Tags: Attractions Management  theme & waterparks  tourism  visitor attractions 

Share this story
Connect with Attractions Management
Follow us:
Magazine:
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
 
Sign up:
Instant Alerts
Ezine
Print edition

Comments (0) Be the first to comment!

You must be logged in to comment.   Login | Register


Not registered? Click here to register

Recent posts by Aleatha Ezra


View more posts by Aleatha Ezra

Connect with attractionsmanagement.com

       

Latest tweets from attractionsmanagement.com

Latest jobs from attractionsmanagement.com

Chief Executive

Company: Bristol Zoological Society, Salary: Competitive, Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Visitor Experience and Site Support Manager

Company: Woburn Safari Park, Salary: Competitive, Location: Woburn, United Kingdom

Head of Marketing

Company: Blackpool Tower, Salary: Competitive, Location: Blackpool, United Kingdom

Centre Assistants - Lee Valley VeloPark

Company: Vibrant Partnerships, Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate, Location: Olympic Park, London

Heritage Capital Project Manager

Company: Tees Valley Combined Authority, Salary: £45,994 - £48,645 per annum, Location: Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

Retail Operations Manager

Company: Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort, Salary: Up to £30,000 pa, Location: Exeter, United Kingdom

Experienced Head Animal Keeper

Company: Crealy Great Adventure Park and Resort, Salary: Up to £30,000 pa, Location: Exeter, United Kingdom

Casual Duty Manager

Company: Parkwood Leisure, Salary: Competitive, Location: Ilfracombe, United Kingdom

Countryside Senior Ranger

Company: Warwickshire County Council, Salary: £27,668 - £30,153 pa, Location: Bodymoor Heath, Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

General Managers

Company: Successful UK-wide leisure business, Salary: Up to £40,000 (OTE £60,000) plus lots of great benefits , Location: South West, United Kingdom

Head of Product Excellence

Company: Legoland, Salary: Competitive, Location: Winter Haven, Florida, United States

Executive Assistant

Company: Legoland, Salary: Competitive, Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States

The Leisure Media Company, Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ.
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 Fax: +44 (0)1462 433909 |
About us | © Cybertrek Ltd