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 ...

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 ...