News: Attractions

New rides to open as part of expansion of Dubai’s Atlantis Aquaventure

Dubai's Atlantis Aquaventure waterpark has announced a major expansion, with plans to open a dozen new rides in the middle of 2020. In addition to adding to the 20 rides and rivers…

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May 24, 2019 Attractions / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

Attendance at the world’s themed attractions exceeds half a billion visits for the first time in history

The 2018 TEA/AECOM Theme Index and Museum Index has revealed that visits to themed attractions exceeded half a billion Visits for the first time in history last year, with Disney remaining…

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May 23, 2019 Attractions / Entertainment / Tourism / Venues / Waterparks /

 
 

Fears that funding for Tasmania’s MONA being used as a ‘political football’

The Tasmanian tourism industry has been warned not to allow partisan interest to turn it into a “political football”. Speaking to the Hobart Mercury, Tourism Industry Council…

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May 23, 2019 Arts / Attractions / Finance / Government / Recreation /

 
 

World-first rideshare submarine experience launched on Great Barrier Reef

The world’s first rideshare submarine has today been launched in a landmark partnership between Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Uber to showcase the Great Barrier Reef like…

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May 23, 2019 Attractions / Environment / Tourism /

 
 

Clark Kirby explains his drive to ‘challenge everything’ within Village Roadshow Theme Parks

Clark Kirby, Chief Executive and Executive Chairman of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, has explained how he has “challenged everything” within the Gold Coast-based theme park…

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May 22, 2019 Attractions / Entertainment / Finance / Marketing / Safety /

 
 

Shane McGrath takes on AALARA Presidency at successful conference

Shane McGrath, Senior Manager - Operations and Product Management at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, has been named President of the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association…

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May 22, 2019 Attractions / Entertainment / Safety / Tourism / Waterparks /

 
 

Jane Goodall visits Adelaide Zoo and shares her thoughts on climate change

Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall recently visited Adelaide Zoo and their sister zoo Monarto Zoo where she shared her thoughts on the need to acknowledge the threats posed by climate change…

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May 22, 2019 Attractions / Education / Environment /

 
 

Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre budget rises to almost $85 million

The City of Sydney's recently released 2019/20 capital works program has revealed that the cost of its new Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre has risen to more that $84 - from a…

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May 21, 2019 Aquatics / Attractions / Finance / Fitness / Sport /

 
 

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