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Attractions Management
2019 issue 2

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9   Editor's letter: Sustainable travel
Liz Terry shares her thoughts

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14   People profile: Dan Ashe
The president and CEO for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the organisation's plans for the future

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18   People profile: Prince Harry
The Duke of Sussex on his role as president of the African Parks Network

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20   People profile: Vitali Klitschko
With the help of Europa Park, the multi-time boxing champion turned politician dreams up theme park plan for Kyiv, Ukraine

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22   Science Centres news: Techniquest’s expansion
Welsh science discovery centre Techniquest is building a £5.7m (US$7.4m) expansion that will more than double its exhibition space and use a remarkable power source – fish

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22   Industry Opinion: Science Centres
Celebrate, reflect, act, Herbert Münder, Ecsite president

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23   Visitor Attractions news: George RR Martin joins collective Meow Wolf
George RR Martin has taken up a position at Meow Wolf, with the immersive art collective naming the Game of Thrones author as its chief world builder

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24   Waterparks news: Expansion for Dubai's Atlantis Aquaventure
Dubai's Atlantis Aquaventure waterpark has a major expansion on the cards, with plans to open a dozen new rides in the middle of 2020

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24   Industry Opinion: Waterparks news
Addressing GDPR one year on, Aleatha Ezra, WWA

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26   Theme Parks news: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disneyland
The hotly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has opened its doors at the Disneyland resort in California, following a threeyear construction project

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29   Museums & Galleries news: Overcrowding forced temporary Louvre closure
The Louvre in Paris was forced to close recently due to overcrowding

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31   Heritage news: Notorious prison soon to reopen as museum
Portugal’s new National Museum of Resistance and Freedom opened to the public on 27 April – the 45th anniversary of the closure of the building where it is situated: the notorious Peniche political prison

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32   Zoos & Aquariums news: Expansion for St Louis Zoo's primate habitats
The St Louis Zoo in Missouri, US, has announced plans for a major US$11.5m expansion of its Primate House, with the 35,000sq ft (10,668sq m) addition set to be completed in 2021

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32   Industry Opinion: Zoos & Aquariums
Providing missing data to fight extinction, Dalia A Conde, director of science, Species360

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34   Technology news: Disney-backed Tyff on plans US expansion
Immersive entertainment company Tyffon has successfully raised US$7.8m (€7m, £6.17m) in new funding to help it expand its Tyffonium free-roam virtual reality location-based experiences outside of Japan

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36   Interview: Alvaro Silberstein
Wheel the World is opening new doors for disability tourism. Its co-founder speaks to Tom Anstey

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40   Trends report: Welcome to the future
We break down the American Alliance of Museums’ TrendsWatch report

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On the Cover: Committed to saving African wildlife with African Parks Network , p18
 
44   Rides: Art Attack
We look at major ride openings at visitor attractions across the globe
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48   Top team: Made in China
The birthplace of William Shakespeare will be recreated at the home of China’s most famous playwright. We speak to the team behind the ambitious project
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54   Promotional feature: Animalive
Animalive is a premier manufacturer of interactive animation products. Its founder, Ali Kord, explains how its recent joint venture will take the company’s award-winning products to the next level
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58   Museums: Day out at the museum
The Network of European Museum Organisations has launched a Political Internships scheme. We speak to the programme’s creator about what this could mean for museums
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62   Promotional feature: Red Raion
Red Raion, the CGI studio specialised in media based attractions, has collaborated with Unlimited Leisure Holdings to create a new 4D movie, which will be presented at Unlimited Snow’s newest park
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64   Show report: Global Appeal
TEA Summit and SATE Europe Christine Kerr reports from the TEA’s Summit, Thea Awards and SATE Europe
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68   Interview: Pure Imagication
Adlabs Imagica is India’s largest theme park destination. Its joint CEO speaks to Kath Hudson
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72   Science Centres: Science for the senses
We speak to Wolfgang Hansch about Germany’s premier science institution
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78   Social media : Look at this absolute unit
How the Museum of English Rural Life cultivated a Twitter following of more than 134,000 people using memes
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82   Show review: IAAPA Expo Asia
What was on offer at the show, plus news from some of the attending exhibitors
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88   Attractions-kit.net: Product innovations
Suppliers talk about their latest product, design and technology launches
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