Issue 1: January/February 2024

Topic Overview (Excerpt):

  • Hypersphere 360°: Next-level motion ride at SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
  • Harzturm: Skywalk & effect slide add to tourism offer
  • Ninja Warrior Adventure Parks conquer Germany
  • Splash e Spa Tamaro celebrates 10th anniversary with new slides
  • “Subito”: Hof van Saksen opens bowl slide
  • The new slide complex at Donaubad
  • PiORAMA Penzberg: A family pool with mountain views
  • Mission completed: Alsterschwimmhalle Hamburg shines in fresh splendour
  • Technology News: Digital Flag System & more
  • EWA General Meeting draws positive balance
Special Feature
| A Franchise for Digital Exhibition Worlds

All-new Digital Edutainment in Vienna

Modern exhibition staging – labelled “state-of-the-art” – can now be experienced in the Austrian capital Vienna. The IMMERSIUM opened there in October at a central location in Habsburger Gasse. Designed as a digital exhibition centre, the Immersium aims to inspire visitors with impressive visual experiences combined with interactive games and edutainment offerings. The title of the debut exhibition is “JURASSIC - The Immersive Experience” ...

Special Feature
| Investing in Competent Management Staff

Young Leadership Development

The leisure and tourism industry is also faced with the question of suitable modern forms of training for the targeted development of leadership and professional skills. Whereas in the past it was mostly only theoretical technical qualifications that counted, today it is also important to acquire and train practical knowledge and emotional competences. We spoke to Prof. Torsten Widmann, Head of the Leisure Management programme at the Ravensburg University of Cooperative Education, who works very closely on these topics on a daily basis, specifically in the leisure and tourism management segment ...

Special Feature
| Trends for Play Equipment & New Pool Technologies

FSB & aquanale 2023 in Review

After four days, aquanale and FSB – the leading trade fairs for the swimming pool and sauna industry as well as public space, sports and leisure facilities – ended on 27 October 2023 in Cologne with solid attendance figures. The international trade fair duo recorded a total of 824 exhibitors during its latest edition. The focus of the product show, which ranged from play and sports equipment to fall protection surfaces, swimming pool construction, technologies and wellness applications, was the topic of sustainability ...

Special Feature
| Report from Orlando

News & Highlights of IAAPA Expo 2023

From 14 to 17 November, the Orange County Convention Center was once again an international marketplace for rides, water slides, software solutions, theming services and products of all kinds, especially for leisure facilities and adventure worlds. A total of 36,173 participants were recorded. In terms of results, the global industry trade fair was thus able to build on its success from the previous year. While the exhibiting companies were pleased to welcome numerous facility operators and project planners from the fast-growing Latin American leisure market ...