Tema: Operation

IAAPA’s Global Perspectives of the amusement and entertainment parks.

According to the report of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), published at the end of 2019, the world market for such facilities is in good health, and its outlook for the next five Years are positive. But let's look at the details that the data reveals: public attendance at amusement and entertainment parks grew globally by 3.4% in 2018 compared to the previous year, to 1,121 million visitors. Even so, this growth was 0.8% lower than that experienced in the sector in 2017, and this is mainly due to a lower influx of public to the [...]

Tourism can be a positive activity for the planet.

Tourism, understood as the movement of the people from their normal place of residence to another place to enjoy leisure, rest, culture, health, business or family relationships, beyond ancient history, began with the Industrial Revolution in the nineteenth century. As such, it is a phenomenon that has not stopped growing since. According to data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in 2018 there were 1,400 million international tourist trips, or one sixth of the world's population, and predictions indicate that in 10 years there will be 400 million more. The impact of this activity on particular destinations and the planet [...]

Design matters, a lot.

It’s confirmed; design has a quantifiable impact on customer experience. This has been the verdict of the international architecture and planning firm Gensler, after undertaking research to determine the impact that a good design has human beings. The results show that design is the key factor of differentiation, “between a good experience and a great one” and they reveal criteria to take into account when tackling the design of any project: The “quality” of the experiences in the “best designed” spaces, scored almost double than those in the “worst designed” ones. Single use spaces are obsolete. Places contemplated to accommodate [...]

Interview with the director of Shankus Waterpark en Guyarat, India

Whilst Amusement Logic works on the expansion project for Shankus Waterpark, its director tells us how a park is planned and managed in India. “The waterpark opened its doors in 1993, together with an annexed hotel and back then it had around 3 hectares. After years of operation and due to the great demand that we have, we decided to increase its area to 12 hectares. So, we increased our capacity from nearly 6,000 to 10,000 people and we hope to be at full capacity for almost a third of our operating days. Not only are we undertaking expansion works, [...]

Interview with David Solé, Director of Camping Creixell

During 2018, we had the chance to learn more about the operation of waterparks, thanks to interviews with their managers and directors. A section of our newsletter that has been very well received and read by more than 5,000 of our subscribers every month. To welcome in the new year, we’re presenting the first interview with campsite directors, which, like the waterpark interviews, will bring us closer to the day-to-day management of their complexes. We’re beginning this series with the participation of David Solé, director of Camping Creixell, located in Creixell, Tarragona (Spain). "The campsite opened in 1985, and since [...]

Interview with Lionel Caro, Director of AkOatys waterpark on Reunion Island

This month, continuing our journey to water parks around the world, we meet Lionel Caro, the person responsible for the management of AkOatys waterpark, on the wonderful island of Reunion, who shares details about the park and its management. “The park started as the aquatic leisure area of a small resort hotel and only had 3 slides and some basic amenities. After 12 years and 4.5 million Euros in investments, the park has an area of 3 hectares and an assortment of attractions for all kind of visitors. The park opens from October through March, as do many parks in [...]

Interview with the manager of the Aquashow water park in Portugal

We’re already used to collaborating each month with one of the most representative water parks in the sector. After a very active and successful summer, on this occasion we’re returning in the company of Celestino Santos, manager of the Aquashow water park, one of the best parks in Europe, located in southern Portugal. "It's been several years since we started managing Aquashow. We acquired it around 1999 and its size at that time was 12 hectares, although they were not all intended for the park. There were 6 hectares of land that were for residential use, so we changed their [...]

Interview with José García Liñares, Director of Aquapark Cerceda, Spain

This month we’re collaborating with José García Liñares, the predecessor of Aquapark Cerceda, a municipally-owned waterpark. During our talk, he spoke about interesting aspects of the park’s management and its visitors. “The waterpark was born in the year 2000, with an investment of around 3 million Euro. Its initial 3 hectares have not been expanded, but its attractions have been, taking advantage of the increase of visitors and the park’s popularity. We open almost 90 days a year and although temperatures aren’t favourable at the beginning, in the months of July and August the park fills with people from Galicia, [...]

Interview with Raquel Rodríguez, Director of the Aquaola waterpark in Granada, Spain

“Aquaola opened its doors in 1986, with an area of more than 4 hectares, which we have maintained throughout the years. Our main attraction lies in the landscape. There are numerous areas with trees and gardens, which compose a landscape of great interest. This aspect has become one of the most emblematic features that differentiate this waterpark from other similar installations. Out of the 45,000 m², the park has 32,000m² of splendid gardens and recreational areas and all the attractions are configured taking advantage of the natural unevenness of the terrain, without mechanical structures and surrounded by very beautiful, fresh [...]

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