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Yellow: A Love Story

  Yellow was never my favorite color, and yet I fell in love with the guy who started Yellow Wednesdays at PGAV. He did not do it alone – the best things happen when we put our heads together – and I wasn’t there, but I think it goes something like this: One morning, while… Continue reading.

Earth Day 2018: PGAVia Celebrates Frogs!

  The PGAVia team hopped right in to this year’s cause: frogs! Frogs and toads are important indicator species – they are among the first animals affected by environmental changes, which means they can tell us a lot about the health of an ecosystem. Like last year’s bee-centric Pollinator Café, our challenge was to figure… Continue reading.

When Your Project is on Life Support: Part 1 – Sizing things up

  On all of our aquarium projects (like the Georgia Aquarium and St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station) one of the largest, and most critical components, is the animal Life Support System (LSS). Comprised of massive filters, pumps, storage basins and a host of sophisticated equipment, the primary function of the LSS is maintaining the… Continue reading.

Even MORE Destinology: Bringing Video Gaming to Public Attractions

  In our latest issue of Destinology, The Fight for Attendance: The Attraction of the Non-Attraction, we explored the success of impermanent attractions such as festivals, sporting events, tabletop games, streaming television, and exercise, and offered tactics for destination managers to adopt some of these strengths. As with every issue of Destinology, numerous insights and… Continue reading.

Even MORE Destinology: The Success of Food & Beverage Festivals

  (Oktoberfest 2016 in Leavenworth, WA) In our latest issue of Destinology, The Fight for Attendance: The Attraction of the Non-Attraction, we explored the success of impermanent attractions such as festivals, sporting events, tabletop games, streaming television, and exercise, and offered tactics for destination managers to adopt some of these strengths. However, as with every… Continue reading.