James Croll

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James Croll

With a background in adventure tourism, events management and marketing, James Croll is a regular contributor to Australasian Leisure Management and Asian Leisure Business.

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ARI 56th Annual Conference battles through power cut to deliver successful event

Organisers of the 56th Annual Aquatic and Recreation Institute Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley had the challenge of delivering the majority of the two- day event as a 24-hour…

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Jun 2, 2022 James Croll Aquatics / Events / Recreation / Venues /


ARI 56th Annual Conference kicks off with focus on leadership and experience management

After a two-year disruption the 56th ARI (Aquatic and Recreation Institute) Annual Conference and Trade Show returned this week to the Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley. An excellent turnout of…

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May 30, 2022 James Croll Aquatics / Environment / Events / Recreation /


Korea’s Lotte Corporation opens new theme park in southern city of Busan

South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation Lotte Corporation has opened its second theme, Lotte World Adventure, in the southern port city of Busan. The development of the new…

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Apr 4, 2022 James Croll Attractions / Entertainment / Tourism /


Australia’s video game industry doubles revenue in five years

The Australian video game development industry doubled its revenue to $226 million since 2016, according to results from the 2021 Australian Game Development Survey. The annual survey,…

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Dec 29, 2021 James Croll Entertainment / Technology /


Beijing Winter Olympic Games venue introduces working robots to reduce COVID-19 contact risk

Wukesong Sports Centre, the ice hockey venue for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, has introduced robot technology to aid its preparations for the events - providing both…

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Nov 10, 2021 James Croll Events / Safety / Sport / Technology / Venues /


SeaWorld Abu Dhabi to feature world’s largest aquarium

The developers of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi have revealed that the Yas Island attraction home to the world’s largest aquarium, is almost two thirds complete. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will be home…

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Aug 23, 2021 James Croll Attractions / Environment / Zoos /


Construction advances on new Sydney International Speedway venue

Development of the new Sydney International Speedway at Eastern Creek has passed the half-way point and is on track to be operational by the start of the 2021 racing season in late…

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Jul 15, 2021 James Croll Sport / Venues /