24 Apr 2007 Skihalle Wittenburg

This Easter, the first indoor half pipe to meet international FIS standards was opened at the Snow Funpark in Wittenburg, one of Europe's largest such facilities ...

21 Apr 2007 Gelsenkirchen: Construction Begins on Water Circus

On the 12th of April things had finally reached the point where the Mayor of Gelsenkirchen, Frank Baranowski, with considerable support from the managing director of the “Gesellschaft für Energie und Wirtschaft GmbH” (company for energy and commerce, also referred to as GEW), turned the first sod of earth in the construction of the new water circus ...

18 Apr 2007 TURM Erlebniscity, Oranienburg: 2007 Tourism Prize

Brandenburg's Minister for Economic Affairs, Ulrich Junghanns, recently awarded the 2007 state award for tourism ...

16 Apr 2007 Europa-Park, Rust: A Visit from the CEO of Six Flags Inc.

On the 5th of April, two insiders from the leisure industry came to Europa Park for an informative visit: Mark Shapiro, President and CEO of Six Flag Inc., and the Vice President of the American corporate group Mark Quenzel. Both professionals were invited for ...

14 Apr 2007 Neumarkt/Bavaria: “Tschu-Tschu-Bahnen” Saved

In March it became known that the insolvent H. Sichler Tschu-Tschu Bahnen (choo-choo trains) had been saved from bankruptcy ...

13 Apr 2007 New Crime Scam: Animal Theft at Zoos

National Geographic, www.nationalgeographic.com, recently reported on the theft of animals from zoos ...

05 Apr 2007 No more legionellae in swimming pool water treatment

Siemens Industrial Solutions & Services (I&S) is offering a new method of swimming pool water treatment that, unlike conventional systems, completely prevents the formation of legionellae ...

02 Apr 2007 Prince Charles, McDonald’s and the Chubby Children Across the Isle

A development that has been so striking in the U.S. for many years now is now rampant in Great Britain… and definitely on its way to the continent: overweight kids! ...

30 Mar 2007 Honour for Horst W. Opaschowski

Professor Dr Horst W. Opaschowski, scientific director of British American Tobacco’s Leisure Research Institute (B.A.T.), is this year’s winner of the German Government Leisure Commission’s award of distinction ...

26 Mar 2007 Macau: Greater Casino Turnover Than Las Vegas

Macau, the special administrative area on the south coast of the People’s Republic of China, has overtaken Las Vegas: according to the most recent figures from the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau, the gambling income of the once Portuguese, now Chinese city, amounts to ...

22 Mar 2007 Consistent: Gerstlauer Elektro Becomes Gerstlauer Amusement Rides

“Gerstlauer Elektro GmbH” is now “Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH”. According to company sources, considerable expansion in the product palette rendered the change necessary ...

19 Mar 2007 ITB: Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Has Best Austria Offer of the Year 2007

For the second time already, the Tyrolean tourism region Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is able to look forward to the Best-of-Austria Award: Within the scope of the ITB trade fair presentation of Österreich Werbung (ÖW – Austria advertising) in Berlin, major German tour operators and travel journalists nominated ...

16 Mar 2007 Winter 2006/2007: Stormy Weather Disrupts Construction

The relatively mild climate in Central Europe this past winter has been welcomed by the construction industry ...

05 Mar 2007 Giants come together

London, New York, Dubai: Three cities – one deal. Merlin Entertainments Group (“Merlin”), controlled by the Blackstone Group (“Blackstone”), and The Tussauds Group (“TTG”), controlled by Dubai International Capital LLC (“DIC”), are today announcing a partnership of two rapidly growing businesses – Merlin and Tussauds ...

01 Mar 2007 Tourism Zones in Russia

According to an estimation by the Russian Ministry for Economic Development and Trade, the Russian tourism industry currently accounts for merely 1.5 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP), ...

27 Feb 2007 Budapest: “Aquaworld” to Open in 2008

In the north of Budapest, Europe’s second largest recreational pool facility is to be built on 86,000-square metre large premises. The project planned by the Hungarian real estate developer InterEstate comprises ...

26 Feb 2007 Singapore: Billon-Euro Investment for Sentosa Island Resort

At the island resort of Sentosa just off the coast of Singapore, the 343,000 square metre large “Resorts World at Sentosa” is underway thanks to an overall investment volume of 2.6 billion euros. The mega project with numerous “resorts inside the resort” is scheduled to open in 2010 ...

24 Feb 2007 Grand Canyon, USA: Skywalk for Those Unafraid of Heights

On the 28th of March 2007, visitors can step out onto the glass Skywalk at Grand Canyon West for the very first time. Work on the project began back in March 2004 already. The Skywalk will be the highest free-floating observation deck ...

22 Feb 2007 Legoland California: Visitor Record

Legoland in California reached a record in visitors this past year. A total of 1.65 million people came to Legoland in Carlsbad ...

19 Feb 2007 Austria: Curative Spa Bad Waltersdorf Has Ambitious Plans for 2007

The four-star “Quellenhotel” (lit.: mineral spring hotel) is the heart of the Bad Waltersdorf health resort and has 350 beds. 370,000 people visited the Bad Waltersdorf curative spa and its Quellenhotel in 2006 ...