20 Aug 2007 Scott Ault New BRC COO

Scott Ault was appointed as the new COO (Chief Operating Officer) following the death of the former COO, Jim Warren, who died from cancer at the age of 59 ...

18 Aug 2007 Moody’s Rating Agency Criticises Private Equity Branch

The private equity branch has had to contend with its repeated characterisation as a plague in the public sphere and has taken note of criticism in a recent study by Moody’s, ...

15 Aug 2007 SnowWorld: Indoor Ski Slope Operator Plans IPO

According to reports from finanznachrichten.de, SnowWorld is planning to go public on the Amsterdam stock exchange later this year ...

14 Aug 2007 Bad Frankenhausen: Fantasy Theme Park “Weltentor”

Bad Frankenhausen: Fantasy Theme Park “Weltentor”Bad Frankenhausen and its surroundings in the state of Thuringia, Germany were the scene of some of the most brutal ...

13 Aug 2007 Austria: "Blue Dome" Unsatisfied

The "Blue Dome", which opened at Lake Wolfgang in mid-2006 (we presented this project to readers in EAP issue 4/2006), has not been able to fulfil its own visitor expectations. Instead of the estimated 100,000 visitors, ...

12 Aug 2007 Contract Signed for Maritimes Science Centre Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel

The AWC AG, SMG Entertainment Deutschland GmbH and the regional capital Kiel have co-signed a contract for the collaborative development, construction and operation of the Maritime Science Centre Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel ...

11 Aug 2007 Nick Farmer New TEA President

Nick Farmer of Farmer Attraction Development, based in Leicester, UK, has recently been elected as the next president of TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) ...

10 Aug 2007 Lappset: First SmartUs Facility Opens in Germany

SmartUs is a new technological entertainment/learning concept from the Lappset Group (as previously reported in EAP 6/2005). Dortmund is the first German city to implement this revolutionary playground concept outdoors ...

08 Aug 2007 Majorca: “House of Katmandu” Goes Crazy

As though it had fallen from the sky, Majorca’s wackiest house stands upside down in the centre of Magaluf. The Tibetan style “House of Katmandu” invites visitors to participate in interactive adventures ...

06 Aug 2007 Hanover Adventure Zoo: Off to Mullewapp!

Mullewapp, the character from the children’s books by author and illustrator Helme Heine, has been brought to life in a new children’s play paradise at the Erlebnis Zoo Hannover (Hanover adventure zoo) ...

01 Aug 2007 Landal: New Holiday Park on the Baltic

Holiday makers can look forward to 90 luxury beach-side holiday homes in the Baltic spa town of Travemünde ...

29 Jul 2007 Today Mine, Tomorrow Yours?

BBC News reports that the private equity firm Blackstone has sold off their property assets of some of its Tussauds theme parks to entrepreneur Nick Laslau ...

27 Jul 2007 Austria – The Czech Republic: New Spa and Thermae in "Weinviertler Dreiländereck"

According to information from Centropolitan, a new spa is to be built on the Austrian-Czech border between Valtice in Southern Moravia and Schrattenberg in Lower Austria, at a cost of 70 million euros ...

24 Jul 2007 Cedar Fair Seeks Buyer?

Last year’s visitor numbers make the Cedar Fair Group the fourth largest operator of Theme- and Waterparks in the world. It was only in June 2006 that Cedar Fair bought Paramount Parks for ...

15 Jul 2007 Now Official: Merlin New Heavyweight on the Global Leisure Market

Im Anschluss an die Genehmigung durch die EU-Wettbewerbsbehörden ist die im März angekündigte Fusion von Merlin Entertainments Group und The Tussauds Group am 22. Mai 2007 abgeschlossen worden ...

12 Jul 2007 Wels/Austria: Women’s Leisure Centre as a Meeting Point for the Whole Family

X-GARDEN, a family centre specially geared to the needs of children and women, will be opening this September. Women and kids, the centre point of the concept, ...

01 Jul 2007 Chatham/London: Charles Dickens Inspires New Theme Park

On the 25th of May 2007, “Dickens World” in Chatham, just southeast of London, opened its doors. The theme park is housed in a specially constructed building ...

30 Jun 2007 TUI Plans Tourism Project a là “Land Fleesensee“ in Tuscany

With the purchase of an 11-square kilometre site with a number of old buildings, a medieval castle, a hotel, 18-hole golf course and meadows, TUI is planning the largest tourism project in Tuscany and in the company’s history ...

28 Jun 2007 Möser Alp in Fiss (Tyrol) Upgrades With a “Skyswing“

Last year saw the inauguration of the “Fisser Flieger” in the Möser alp, which we covered in detail in issue 5/2006 ...

23 Jun 2007 Bergen/Norway: New Science Centre

“Vilvite” (literally “want to know”) science centre was opened at the end of May in the Norwegian Hanseatic city of Bergen ...