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 ...

07 Jul 2006 Efteling Over-Optimistic with “Flying Dutchman”

The 20 million euro expensive attraction was originally scheduled to open on Easter. After numerous rumours about further delays since then, the company’s headquarters have now definitely “grounded” the attraction ...

04 Jul 2006 Mystery Park – Interlaken: Critical State Comes to a Head

As made public by Swiss media, the financially strained park (as we’ve reported a number of times in past issues) is now trying to avert looming bankruptcy ...

30 Jun 2006 USA: Homeland Security meets Amusement Industry

Instigated by the US Government, Homeland Security representatives recently met with high-ranking managers from the American leisure industry. The meeting focussed on the potential terrorism threat to amusement parks and ...

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 ...