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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.

Trends to Watch in 2018

  PGAV kicked off the new year by asking top attraction managers what trends they were watching in 2018. A multitude of great opportunities are evolving to enhance the guest experience and visitor engagement with emerging technologies; read on to discover how today’s industry leaders plan to harness that potential!   The Georgia Aquarium “Utilizing… Continue reading.

Finding Creative Inspiration from Musical Theatre and Family Tradition

  In 1971, my grandfather and grandmother, Cyril and Roberta Porthouse, initiated a challenge grant with Gerald and Victoria Read for a small outdoor theatre on the grounds of Blossom Music Center outside Kent, Ohio. The theatre would come to be known as the Porthouse Theatre. My grandfather, a fairly stoic gentleman and all engineer,… Continue reading.

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.