02 Dec 2006 Lord of the Rings” at Filmpark Babelsberg

The exhibition on the famous film trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” is coming to Germany. It will be held at the Filmpark Babelsberg from 1 February – 29 March 2007 ...

01 Dec 2006 Euro Disney: Hostile Takeover Offer Apparently Planned

At a press conference held on the 30th of November in Paris, the Swiss Zug-based firm Center-Tainment AG confirmed its previously announced interest in the takeover of Euro Disney ...

30 Nov 2006 Hansa Park Offers Overnight Accommodations Starting in 2008

In special view of the main target groups in Schleswig-Holstein, families with children and “best agers”, the Hansa Park has started construction on a holiday residence facility ...

28 Nov 2006 Dresden: Bankruptcies, Bad Luck & Breakdowns, and a Ferris Wheel

A striking tourist attraction was opened on 11 August next to the time-honoured central railway station of Dresden: a 60-metre high Ferris wheel, an “R 60” from Ronald Bussink Professional Rides with 42 gondolas including ...

21 Nov 2006 “Rides” Award for Bobbejaanland

Bobbejaanland, the large Belgian amusement park, has been chosen as the “most innovative park of 2006” by users of the Dutch website www.rides.nl ...

15 Nov 2006 Landal Expands

Five new sections are included in Landal’s 2007 holiday catalogue. All together, the company now offers 60 holiday parks in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Austria and, for the first time ever, even in Switzerland. Starting next year, Landal will offer the following new regions: ...

14 Nov 2006 Water for Bahrain

Not far from Manama, the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and just a few kilometres from the country’s Formula 1 racetrack, “The Lost Paradise of Dilnum” is being built on 80,000-square metre ...

12 Nov 2006 WhiteWater West Industries celebrates 25 years

The Canadian manufacturer Whitewater West Industries Ltd. was established in 1981 ...

10 Nov 2006 Doing Things Differently (Than in Germany): Iceland Lowers VAT

The Icelandic government has decided on a significant reduction of VAT on groceries starting next year. From March 2007 on, VAT on groceries will drop from 14 to 7% according to the new resolution ...

15 Oct 2006 Insolvency: Minimundus Bodensee

At Minimundus Bodensee (Lake Constance), the number of visitors continues to lag far behind the estimated figures of 300,000 visitors p.a. that were originally expected after the opening phase ...

11 Oct 2006 “Ice Beer” Made in Greenland

What might seem to some as a jump on the organic bandwagon is a profitable business idea for a brewery in Greenland (http://www.brewhouse.gl) ...

07 Oct 2006 Bad Gögging: Kuwaitis Invest in South Germany’s Largest Convention Centre

South Germany’s largest convention centre recently opened in the Lower Bavarian town of Bad Gögging with a number of large conventions. The Kuwaiti hotel operator concern REFAD Hotels & Resort invested ...

02 Oct 2006 Heide-Park Soltau: „Desert Race“

An “infernal ride through the desert” will soon be possible at Heide Park Soltau ...

29 Sep 2006 Leipzig: Annual Meeting of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) recently held its 61st annual meeting in Leipzig. In a series of lectures, 250 zoo directors and scientists from 50 countries presented ...

26 Sep 2006 Billion Dollar Tourism Market

The World Tourism Organization UNWTO (http://www.world-tourism.org) recently calculated that travellers spend more than two billion dollars daily ...

27 Jul 2006 Modern Bathing Culture in Historical Ambience

Led by the Aquapark Management GmbH, which was contracted with the conceptual consultation and operation, Darmstadt’s art nouveau-influenced “Volksbad” (people’s bath) from 1909 is being reconstructed and expanded for around 18 million euros ...

18 Jul 2006 EWA Holds Special Show for the interbad in Düsseldorf

From 27-30 September 2006, the interbad 2006 in Düsseldorf will be presenting the latest trends in the pool, sauna and spa sectors ...

14 Jul 2006 Cedar Point: America’s Most Popular Amusement Park

For the second time in a row, Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio is America’s most popular amusement park ...

11 Jul 2006 Film Prize for ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen

At this year’s WorldMediaFestival in Hamburg, Alaska Ice Adventure, a film about the breathtaking trip of an ice floe through the Arctic sea, was awarded the Intermedia Globe Gold prize. The award-winning film created by the Munich-based multimedia agency INTER/AKTION is shown daily to visitors of ...

10 Jul 2006 Bobbejaanland: “Dreamcatcher” Replaces “Air Race”

The amusement park located in Lichtaart, Belgium inaugurated another new attraction called “The Dreamcatcher” in early July ...