15 Feb 2007 Landal GreenParks Expanding

The holiday park operator Landal GreenParks can look back on a successful year in 2006. Growing numbers of guests and the optimisation of the service spectrum have ...

12 Feb 2007 Candover Takes Over Parques Reunidos

Candover Investments plc, one of the numerous American-British and generally very “hungry” investment firms, has announced the signing of an agreement on the takeover of Parques Reunidos ...

31 Jan 2007 Universum Bremen: Construction Work for Expansion Begins

In the next few months, Bremen’s tourist magnet will be supplemented with a pavilion for new exhibition space and an outdoor area with numerous experimental stations ...

26 Jan 2007 Landal: New Holiday Park on Dutch Wadden Sea Islands under Construction

On the Wadden Sea island of Terschelling in one of the most popular holiday regions of the Netherlands, another Landal holiday park is being built across the Dutch coast and will open ...

25 Jan 2007 Center Parcs Director Jeannest: “We’ll continue to distinguish ourselves from our competitors.”

Christophe Jeannest, CEO of Center Parcs Europe recently announced massive investments for new holiday parks and the expansion of existing facilities ...

24 Jan 2007 Wolfsburg AG: Funding for Theme Park “Landleben” Secured

The financing of the historical 13-hectare village facility in the north of Wolfsburg has been secured. A “finance package” of 2.25 million euros has been agreed upon for the project ...

22 Jan 2007 News from Europa Park in Rust

New for 2007: “Science House” as Europa Park’s own science centre: In cooperation with the German sponsoring society Science und Technologie, a “science house” will be ...

19 Jan 2007 Tiergarten Schönbrunn: New Zoo Manager with Creative Idea

For the first time in the history of the world’s oldest zoo, the 255-year old Tiergarten, a woman took up the reigns on the 1st of January 2007: Dr Dagmar Schratter. As reported by the Viennese press, the new Tiergarten director is planning a sort of “adventure path in the treetops”, ...

16 Jan 2007 Tropical Islands: Investment Surge

Ole Bested-Hensing has made it – or rather, he and his entire team of around 600 employees have: Tropical Islands in Krausnick (State of Brandenburg) opened to visitors right on time on the 27th of December 2006 after just eight weeks of construction ...

15 Jan 2007 Templin: NaturTherme Saved and Re-Opened

After around eight months of construction, the NaturTherme (nature spa) in Templin (Uckermark/Germany) opened to the public again on the 23rd of December 2006. In mid-2005, the ...

09 Jan 2007 Safety Stop for Lotte World Korea

Lotte World Korea stopped operations on January, 8th, immediately. As The Korea Times reported, the decision came after a report reviewing Lotte World’s facility safety ...

22 Dec 2006 Legoland, Günzburg: “Pirates’ Land” Ho!

Legoland Günzburg is preparing a completely new themed area for the start of the season in late March 2007: “Land der Piraten” (Pirates’ Land) ...

19 Dec 2006 ZOOM Erlebniswelt Booms

Nearly four months after opening the ZOOM Erlebniswelt Afrika (African adventure world), visitor feedback has been overwhelming according to the operator: three-quarter of a million guests have already travelled to “Africa in Gelsenkirchen” ...

18 Dec 2006 Erlebnisbad Karlsruhe

The “centrally located” Erlebnisbad Karlsruhe (“adventure bath” of Karlsruhe) has been under construction since April 2006 and should open to the public in October 2007. Investments amount to ...

16 Dec 2006 Dubai: Gigantomania in Action

There’s a lot of hype surrounding “Palm Jumeirah” – the first of a number of planned artificial islands is currently ready for occupancy. Until the end of the year, the owners of around 3,999 flats and luxurious villas (the most noble and expensive of which costs around four million USD) will be able to ...

11 Dec 2006 Bathing Facility for Wroclaw

In Wroclaw (Breslau), a new aqua park is being created under the direction of the Stuttgart-based InterSPA GmbH. The facility in Poland is scheduled to open in the spring of 2007 ...

10 Dec 2006 Western City Eldorado, Templin: Successful Start

Since opening on the 1st of July, the new western city in Templin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern attracted 75,000 visitors right up until the end of the season. Friedhelm Schatz and René van der Putten, ...

07 Dec 2006 Heide-Park, Soltau: Advent, Advent & more

A few thousand people visited the Heide Park in Soltau on the first Advent weekend when it opened for Advent the first time. The park had turned itself into a sparkling ...

06 Dec 2006 Bob Rogers Receives THEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Rogers, CEO and founder of BRC Imagination Arts, is the recipient of this year’s THEA Lifetime Achievement Award. For professionals from the trade, the significance of this coveted award is comparable to that of the Oscar for the film industry ...

04 Dec 2006 The Europa Park Think Tank: No Two Christmases Are Alike

An “enchanting winter season” and a park decorated in Santa Claus red – that’s what the park had to offer last year. But with 10,128 Father, Mother and Child Christmases, a world record was reached on the 2nd of December! ...