The annual Visit North Carolina 365 Conference is the state’s premier travel industry event. Bringing together more than 500 of the state’s tourism industry leaders, the conference provides opportunities to catch up on the latest trends and issues facing the travel industry, hear insights from industry experts, and network with other travel and tourism professionals.
PGAV Destinations Vice President Tom Owen will present, “Voice of the Visitor: 2018 Outlook on the Attraction Industry.” In its inaugural year, the report served as the first and only comprehensive US report on destination guests’ collective opinions, attitudes, and expectations – generated directly from guest feedback. The study is gaining momentum to become the industry’s go-to source for attraction guests’ behavior. Owen will explain the publication and research behind it, while unveiling the new batch of data, hot off the presses for 2018, and provide a glimpse into the future of attractions, and how we can plan, using data and trends to position attractions for the most likely situations.
March 5 @ 4:15 pm
What do you do when someone puts a sketch of a turtle-shaped restaurant on your desk… or a circular, spiraling, space frame observation tower…and asks you to build it in SketchUp?
By harnessing the power of Lateral Thinking, you can build just about anything using SketchUp. When Push-Pull and Follow Me won’t get you there, Lateral Thinking forces you to invent a new approach to modeling, approaching problems in an indirect way, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious or obtainable by traditional step-by-step logic. This is how you open up a new world of possibilities in SketchUp.
This presentation will look at several real world examples of lateral thinking in the context of themed attraction and experience design, demonstrating the unique approach, methods, techniques and tools required for lateral thinking in 3D.
*Presented by PGAV Destinations Senior Creative Designer Dave Cooperstein.
Palm Desert, CA