25 Jun 2006 Six Flags Announces Sale of Parks

On the 22nd of June, the New York-based corporation Six Flags announced its decision to sell 6 of its 30 amusement and aqua parks ...

22 Jun 2006 Downfall of Fast Food Image Puts a Finish to McDonald’s-Disney Cooperation

More than ever, fast food is getting a bad rap in the US ...

18 Jun 2006 Hungarian Amusement Park Project

A new amusement park for approximately 170 million euros is to open in 2009 near the Austrian border ...

14 Jun 2006 Solar-Powered Boats on Schieder Lake

The leisure centre SchiederSee (Schneider Lake) has acquired two solar-powered boats in cooperation with the SolarWaterWorld AG (Hameln/Berlin). Past experiences with the solar boats on ...

10 Jun 2006 Rise in Admission Fees for US National Parks

Rising costs parallel to stagnating revenue have led the US Department of the Interior to drastically increase the admission fees to 22 of the most popular national landmarks. In addition, visitor centres are to be closed or ...

07 Jun 2006 Simtec Driving Simulator at New Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart

The Braunschweig-based company has contributed two novel driving simulators to the new Mercedes-Benz Museum that opened on 20 May ...

03 Jun 2006 Compagnie des Alpes Gains Ground...

On the 3rd of May, the Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) signed a letter of intent with Palamon Capital Partners on the acquisition of five amusement parks owned by the StarParks Group. The takeover was completed on 30 May and affects the following facilities: ...

28 May 2006 Roller Coaster Academy at Holiday Park Hassloch

Park director Wolfgang Schneider and roller coaster guru Werner Stengel are linked by their longstanding collaboration: Stengel built the famous “GeForce” for the Holiday Park ...

11 May 2006 Bora Bora: Ecologically State-of-the-Art Luxury Hotel

The example of the new Intercontinental Hotel in Bora Bora shows that the termini “ecology” and “sustainability” so often used in Central Europe have triggered global contemplation and achieved some ingenious results: ...

06 May 2006 “There’s No Beer in Hawaii…” Excessively Driven Monoculture Causes Resentment

A current survey of the population of Hawaii has shown that the majority of queried Hawaiians have “had it” with tourism and tourists, as reported by pte ...

02 May 2006 Stukenbrock Hollywood and Safari Park Now Officially a “Zoo”

EU standards define precisely which prerequisites have to be fulfilled before a facility can call itself a zoo. The well loved and successful Stukenbrock Hollywood and Safari Park fulfils these regulations ...

28 Apr 2006 Star-Studded Advertising a Flop

According to a recent study conducted by Reader’s Digest (http://www.readers-digest.de), prominent stars enjoy little public confidence as advertising spokespeople ...

24 Apr 2006 Flying Saucer Plans Visitor Centre for BASF

The Berlin-based attraction designers at “flying saucer” were able to assert themselves in the competition held by the BASF AG with their vision of a new visitor centre in Ludwigshafen. Flying saucer’s newly planned and ...

19 Apr 2006 New Wembley Stadium: Wash-Outs, Misfortune & Mishaps

In March, a 50-ton steel girder crashed and some 3,000 construction workers had to make a run for it so they wouldn’t get hurt ...

11 Apr 2006 From a Fun Pool to a Wellness Spa

The “monte mare” situated in Rengsdorf is to be completely rebuilt with a multi-million euro investment. The large wave pool and long slide will then be a thing of the past ...

05 Apr 2006 Roland Mack Awarded

Roland Mack is this year’s bearer of the honorary prize awarded by the Tourism Board of the German Parliament ...

23 Mar 2006 Germany’s First Treetop Restaurant

Germany's first treetop restaurant will be opening this June in Fischbach, Pfälzerwald ...

15 Mar 2006 Tourism Record for Vienna

Vienna was one of Europe’s most popular tourism destinations of 2005. With 8.8 million overnight stays, the 2004 record was increased by four per cent ...

13 Mar 2006 IAAPA-Show promoted by the Department of Commerce

As IAAPA announced the IAAPA Attractions Expo has been accepted into the International Buyers Program from the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) for 2006 and 2007 ...

08 Mar 2006 Disney & China

When unexpected masses of visitors recently flocked to Disneyland Hong Kong on the occasion of Chinese New Year celebrations, the operators were so overwhelmed that the only thing they could think of was to close the park due to maxed-out capacities ...

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