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PGAV Destinations’ Clients Top 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens among World’s Favorites We are thrilled to announce that many of our long-standing clients topped TripAdvisor’s 2016 Traveler’s Choice Awards. “Established in 2002, Travelers’ Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor can bestow. The only travel industry awards based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers… Continue reading.

Virtual Reality In Attractions: A Designer’s Viewpoint

  To fully understand the potential of virtual reality (VR) in attractions and destinations, we should briefly understand VR’s history outside the context of attractions. In 1965, the idea of a head mounted display (HMD) attached to a computer was born. It enabled the wearer to see a primitive graphical virtual world; but the sheer… Continue reading.

Love What You Do: Andy Struckhoff

    “We get called in for the tough stuff, we don’t get called in for the easy stuff, if there’s a downtown area that needs some revitalization planning, that’s our specialty and that’s what I really enjoy. That kind of planning really has integrity and that’s our ethos: is really giving our communities a… Continue reading.

Even MORE Destinology: Curating a Creative Culture

  In our final 2016 issue of Destinology, Curating a Creative Culture, we explored and celebrated the wonderful environment of PGAV Destinations, how we got there, and where we hope to go next. We conducted extensive research and numerous interviews – all of which could’ve provided enough content for a years-worth of Destinology. However, as… Continue reading.

Love What You Do: Dan O’Neill

“There’s something so fun and fascinating in building things from nature. PGAV has fed my creative passion. The connections we create for people through story and design is amazing.”   Our Love What You Do video series highlights PGAV Destinations’ leadership as they tell stories about their origins into the field of destination design and… Continue reading.

Leap Year 2016 – A Springboard for Flight

  For the first time in my life, I took Leap Day seriously. I took one heck of a leap. I had an opportunity for change, following years of caring for others both at home and at work. My high school sweetheart and husband of 20 years had passed away in 2012. My oldest daughter… Continue reading.