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Three Tips for US Attractions’ #1 Reported Visitation Barrier

  – By Karen Baker, Sr. Director of Marketing and Branding   When was the last time you visited another country? Were there times you felt uneasy? Or even unwelcome? On a very basic level, visitors to a country want to feel both safe and welcome. While this seems obvious and straight-forward, not feeling welcome… Continue reading.

Even MORE Destinology: Bringing Video Gaming to Public Attractions

   – By Ben Cober, director of business development and research   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… Continue reading.

Even MORE Destinology: The Success of Food & Beverage Festivals

   – By Ben Cober, director of business development and research (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… 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.

PGAV’s Favorite Things of 2017

   – By April Neal, designer   To do lists, bucket lists, packing lists – I just love writing and crossing off line after line. I’m definitely not alone when it comes to list-making, and one of the most famous of all the list-makers is Oprah and her round up of favorite things. Celebrating its… Continue reading.

Destination Designers Consider: Is HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Really the Future?

   – By Ben Cober, director of business development and research   “The newcomers are just looking for the same thing we are; a place to be free, to stake out our dreams, a place with unlimited possibilities.” Dolores, played by Evan Rachel Wood, reflects in HBO’s hit first season of “Westworld” what the park’s… Continue reading.