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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.

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.

PSA – What is Landscape Architecture?

  [Taps microphone] Check. Check.   I’d like to give a little PSA about Landscape Architecture. What is Landscape Architecture? Most people I encounter either have no idea or automatically connect it to your every day landscaper. The most common comments I get are, (1) “You should come do my house;” and, (2) “You must… 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.

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.

PGAV GOes to Pittsburgh

Darting off for a weekend getaway to places like Pittsburgh, PA to see cultural destinations is the kind of journey that makes PGAV GO so amazing.  “You travel to break away from everyday constraints – the office, the agenda, the schedule, the routine…  It’s a world you can leave not only refreshed, but profoundly changed.… Continue reading.