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IAAPA’s director, Global Communications, Caitlin Dineen, spoke to Planet Attractions at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe about her new role and what goes into putting on an event of such magnitude


The entertainment group will provide full creative and production services for all live entertainment at this year’s IAAPA Expo


A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation and evolution of Disney’s Epcot at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions


More than 200,000 people have voted in this year’s UK Theme Park Awards 2022 with Alton Towers, Flamingo Land, Drayton Manor and more coming out with some of the top accolades


IAAPA Expo Europe saw a 30% increase in attendees to its 2022 show in London, compared to its previous year in Barcelona


BoldMove will offer attendees a close-up look at its AR Hybrid Quest attraction


IAAPA Expo Europe is coming to London this September. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


WhiteWater is set to offer attendees a first look at its record-breaking Icon Tower at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Planet Attractions recently travelled to meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe - the EMEA region’s largest trade show for the attractions industry. Here’s what to expect from this year’s show.


Convious will recreate the guest experience to showcase the full capabilities of its cloud-based sales and marketing solution with an interactive, rocket ship-themed booth


Holovis has created an innovative two-in-one system that supports the delivery of two different media or real-time interactive experiences simultaneously within the same ride or attraction


accesso is set to showcase what it calls ‘the future of mobile consumer engagement’ at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with expanded solutions designed to help operators connect, engage and build loyalty with visitors


Alterface has revealed new theming and media packages for its award-winning Action League dark ride


Experience design firm FORREC will be on hand to discuss several of its high-profile projects, including the new Legoland Korea Resort, at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Attractions.io is adding a new feature to its mobile platform with the company set to showcase its new for 2022 wayfinding solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


The Natural History Museum’s Generation Hope: Act for the Planet programme will offer a series of free in-person and online events aimed at young people to help drive positive change for the planet


RWS Entertainment Group will showcase its capabilities as a full-service provider of visitor attractions and experiences at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe following two major acquisitions


Planet Attractions is set to be joined by some of the UK’s top content creators this September for a special panel session to be held at IAAPA Expo Europe in London


Registration is now open for this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


The concert series, the second such partnership between Sofar Sounds and Tiqets, will see artists perform at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco.


Planet Attractions and IAAPA Europe have announced a partnership that will see them work together on, media, content creation and more for this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe at London’s ExCeL Centre


A new Supreme Committee has been formed to plan and implement the future of the Expo 2020 Dubai district


Fast becoming one of the key industry events for the visitor attractions sector, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo


Leaders in the themed entertainment industry gathered last month for the return of TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala for the first time in two years. Christine Kerr on behalf of the TEA and Nicole Sangster from Thea Award recipients Simworx both report on the event


The Dubai Entertainment, Amusement & Leisure Exhibition returned in 2022, bringing with it much success for attendees and exhibitors alike


The event will feature an extensive tradeshow and the MENALAC LEA Conference and awards


The effects of Covid-19 continue to affect China, with IAAPA Expo Asia cancelled again as a result of the pandemic


Here are all the events you should be attending this month


The RAAPA Expo will go ahead as scheduled despite the difficulties being caused for people and businesses in Russia following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Planet Attractions’ Editor-in-Chief Tom Anstey is set to host a panel looking at trends emerging from Vietnam’s growing attractions industry


The K-pop music arena plans to host some 190 concerts per year


The winners of IAAPA’s prestigious award programmes, including the Hall of Fame, Service Awards and Brass Rings, will now be announced in advance of the IAAPA Expo via Facebook


A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation of Universal’s ever-popular Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man dark ride at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


The Innovation Awards were created to recognise excellence and innovation in the attractions and themed entertainment industries


With the US still not setting a firm date in November to open up to international visitors, IAAPA is working with the government to help its members attend the biggest attractions show of the year


IAAPA’s international trade show is back with IAAPA Expo Europe emanating from Barcelona, Spain. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


The Met is offering visitors a chance to connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during a daylong celebration held inside and outside of the historic institution


Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


The event was cancelled last year and is set to return this Halloween


The four-day event will include an extensive tradeshow, networking opportunities and educational programming


The four-day event will feature educational presentations, success stories, breakout sessions and networking opportunities


IAAPA has put together a diverse and knowledgeable line-up of speakers for an expanded educational offering at this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia


Following a successful launch in 2020, Oktoberfest is making its way back to Thorpe Park this year with a special event celebrating the Bavarian festival


IAAPA to bring back its three major shows in person for the first time since the start of the global pandemic


The IAAPA Virtual Conference wants to help the industry ‘rebound, rebuild, and return to the fun’


‘All Together For Animals’ is happening in aid of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ members


Visit Orlando has collaborated with a number of major theme parks for a consumer-facing virtual travel show


The world-famous Glastonbury music festival will not go ahead in 2021 ‘with great regret’


IAAPA has moved its annual Asian Expo to Shanghai


Star studded line-up has paid homage to rock legends


‘greenloop’ will look at sustainability issues across the visitor attractions sector

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Meet IAAPA’s director of global communications Caitlin Dineen
IAAPA’s director, Global Communications, Caitlin Dineen, spoke to Planet Attractions at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe about her new role and what goes into putting on an event of such magnitude


RWS to produce live entertainment at IAAPA Expo
The entertainment group will provide full creative and production services for all live entertainment at this year’s IAAPA Expo


Disney legends set to come together to celebrate 40 years of Epcot
A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation and evolution of Disney’s Epcot at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


WATCH: Meet Katapult’s creative strategist Kelly Herrick
Katapult brought its entire team down to this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe in London. The company’s creative strategist, Kelly Herrick, spoke to Planet Attractions


Alton Towers, Flamingo Land and Drayton Manor pick up top accolades in UK Theme Park Awards 2022
More than 200,000 people have voted in this year’s UK Theme Park Awards 2022 with Alton Towers, Flamingo Land, Drayton Manor and more coming out with some of the top accolades


IAAPA Expo Europe makes triumphant return, with 30 percent more attendees than 2021 event
IAAPA Expo Europe saw a 30% increase in attendees to its 2022 show in London, compared to its previous year in Barcelona


BoldMove to showcase AR Hybrid Quest attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe
BoldMove will offer attendees a close-up look at its AR Hybrid Quest attraction


Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo Europe 2022
IAAPA Expo Europe is coming to London this September. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


WhiteWater to showcase Icon Tower at IAAPA Expo Europe
WhiteWater is set to offer attendees a first look at its record-breaking Icon Tower at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe
Planet Attractions recently travelled to meet the team behind IAAPA Expo Europe - the EMEA region’s largest trade show for the attractions industry. Here’s what to expect from this year’s show.


Convious to demonstrate full capabilities of eCommerce platform on rocket ship booth at IAAPA Expo Europe
Convious will recreate the guest experience to showcase the full capabilities of its cloud-based sales and marketing solution with an interactive, rocket ship-themed booth


Guests can now enjoy different experiences on the same ride at the same time thanks to new TiO innovation from Holovis
Holovis has created an innovative two-in-one system that supports the delivery of two different media or real-time interactive experiences simultaneously within the same ride or attraction


accesso promises to ‘showcase the future of mobile’ at IAAPA Expo Europe
accesso is set to showcase what it calls ‘the future of mobile consumer engagement’ at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe, with expanded solutions designed to help operators connect, engage and build loyalty with visitors


Alterface unveils new Action League theme designs ahead of IAAPA Expo Europe
Alterface has revealed new theming and media packages for its award-winning Action League dark ride


FORREC to showcase new projects at IAAPA Expo Europe
Experience design firm FORREC will be on hand to discuss several of its high-profile projects, including the new Legoland Korea Resort, at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Attractions.io to showcase new wayfinding features at IAAPA Expo Europe
Attractions.io is adding a new feature to its mobile platform with the company set to showcase its new for 2022 wayfinding solution at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe


Generation Hope: London’s Natural History Museum launches programme encouraging climate action
The Natural History Museum’s Generation Hope: Act for the Planet programme will offer a series of free in-person and online events aimed at young people to help drive positive change for the planet


RWS to showcase full capabilities at IAAPA Expo Europe following key multi-national acquisitions
RWS Entertainment Group will showcase its capabilities as a full-service provider of visitor attractions and experiences at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe following two major acquisitions


Planet Attractions to host influencer panel at IAAPA Expo Europe
Planet Attractions is set to be joined by some of the UK’s top content creators this September for a special panel session to be held at IAAPA Expo Europe in London


Registration opens for IAAPA Expo 2022
Registration is now open for this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida


Sofar Sounds partners with Tiqets for concert series at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco
The concert series, the second such partnership between Sofar Sounds and Tiqets, will see artists perform at iconic attractions in London and San Francisco.


Planet Attractions partners with IAAPA Expo Europe on media and content creation for 2022 event
Planet Attractions and IAAPA Europe have announced a partnership that will see them work together on, media, content creation and more for this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe at London’s ExCeL Centre


Dubai establishes Supreme Committee to oversee future development of Expo 2020 District
A new Supreme Committee has been formed to plan and implement the future of the Expo 2020 Dubai district


Everything you need to know about SEA Expo 2022
Fast becoming one of the key industry events for the visitor attractions sector, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Saudi Entertainment and Amusement Expo


Back with a bang: TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala return
Leaders in the themed entertainment industry gathered last month for the return of TEA Summit and Thea Awards Gala for the first time in two years. Christine Kerr on behalf of the TEA and Nicole Sangster from Thea Award recipients Simworx both report on the event


Deals at DEAL: Middle East attractions show hails successful return to Dubai in 2022
The Dubai Entertainment, Amusement & Leisure Exhibition returned in 2022, bringing with it much success for attendees and exhibitors alike


DEAL to welcome global entertainment industry to Dubai for 2022 show
The event will feature an extensive tradeshow and the MENALAC LEA Conference and awards


IAAPA Expo Asia cancelled again
The effects of Covid-19 continue to affect China, with IAAPA Expo Asia cancelled again as a result of the pandemic


Attractions Calendar: March
Here are all the events you should be attending this month


‘The situation in Moscow is stable’: RAAPA Expo to go ahead next month despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
The RAAPA Expo will go ahead as scheduled despite the difficulties being caused for people and businesses in Russia following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine


Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022
With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Planet Attractions to present at Vietnam Theme Park Virtual Expo & Conference 2021
Planet Attractions’ Editor-in-Chief Tom Anstey is set to host a panel looking at trends emerging from Vietnam’s growing attractions industry


Multi-use K-pop attraction CJ LiveCity breaks ground in Seoul
The K-pop music arena plans to host some 190 concerts per year


IAAPA to announce winners of global awards in series of virtual events
The winners of IAAPA’s prestigious award programmes, including the Hall of Fame, Service Awards and Brass Rings, will now be announced in advance of the IAAPA Expo via Facebook


Team behind Universal’s iconic Spider-Man dark ride to speak at IAAPA Expo
A panel of industry legends will share their stories about the creation of Universal’s ever-popular Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man dark ride at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando


Blooloop names winners of inaugural Innovation Awards
The Innovation Awards were created to recognise excellence and innovation in the attractions and themed entertainment industries


IAAPA supports overseas visitors wanting to attend November Expo in Orlando
With the US still not setting a firm date in November to open up to international visitors, IAAPA is working with the government to help its members attend the biggest attractions show of the year


Everything you need to know about IAAPA Expo Europe 2021
IAAPA’s international trade show is back with IAAPA Expo Europe emanating from Barcelona, Spain. Here’s everything you need to know about the event


The Met to host first block party in 150-year history
The Met is offering visitors a chance to connect with artists and community partners from across New York City during a daylong celebration held inside and outside of the historic institution


Lagotronics Projects to introduce Battle Arena attraction at IAAPA Expo Europe
Battle Arena is a new interactive ride concept from Lagotronics Projects that pits riders against each other as they battle to score points


Thrill by day and fright by night as Fright Fest returns to Six Flags
The event was cancelled last year and is set to return this Halloween


IAAPA Europe Expo returns with in-person event in Barcelona
The four-day event will include an extensive tradeshow, networking opportunities and educational programming


Gateway Ticketing to host in-person Galaxy User Group meeting at Mob Museum in Vegas
The four-day event will feature educational presentations, success stories, breakout sessions and networking opportunities


IAAPA Expo Asia enhances education offering with Insights day and full line-up of speakers
IAAPA has put together a diverse and knowledgeable line-up of speakers for an expanded educational offering at this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia


Beer, bratwurst and rollercoasters: Thorpe Park announces return of Oktoberfest event in 2021
Following a successful launch in 2020, Oktoberfest is making its way back to Thorpe Park this year with a special event celebrating the Bavarian festival


IAAPA announces return of three major expos in 2021
IAAPA to bring back its three major shows in person for the first time since the start of the global pandemic


IAAPA gearing up for virtual conference next week
The IAAPA Virtual Conference wants to help the industry ‘rebound, rebuild, and return to the fun’


AZA to host virtual concert in support of US zoos and aquariums
‘All Together For Animals’ is happening in aid of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ members


Visit Orlando to host first-of-its-kind virtual experiential travel show
Visit Orlando has collaborated with a number of major theme parks for a consumer-facing virtual travel show


Cancelled: Glastonbury gets the axe as Covid continues to decimate festival sector
The world-famous Glastonbury music festival will not go ahead in 2021 ‘with great regret’


New date for IAAPA Expo Asia as event moved to Shanghai for 2021
IAAPA has moved its annual Asian Expo to Shanghai


Museum of Pop Culture take Founders Award online to honour Alice in Chains
Star studded line-up has paid homage to rock legends


Blooloop to host virtual sustainability conference in 2021
‘greenloop’ will look at sustainability issues across the visitor attractions sector




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