According to the annual report published by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), and the department of economic studies AECOM, (the largest engineering company in the world), theme parks, waterparks and museums have reaped great results worldwide.
In 2014, there was 5,1% growth in the leisure sector, led by theme parks in Asia and Europe. Waterparks and all the segments in the USA remained stable, whilst museums increased below the worldwide average.
The world’s 20 most-visited theme parks received 200.6 million visitors in 2014, (+4.1%), a figure that is equivalent to 40% of the European Union’s population. The 20 most-frequented museums, received 107.3 million (+1.6%), whilst the 20 largest waterparks were visited by 27.6 million (+2.8%).
The study predicts that the pull will remain in coming years, thanks to Asia, where results will surpass those of North America before 2020. The increase in the Middle East and Latin America will be good, although with less volume, whilst Africa remains to be studied. To access the complete report, please click here.