– 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.
– By Jedd Pellerin, project architect Brand new zoos and aquariums are not built every day. Therefore, much of the design and planning work we do at PGAV is for existing facilities. Carrying out renovation work in these facilities while still keeping the doors open, the animals safe, and maintaining a high-level guest experience, offers… Continue reading.
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– 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.
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.
– By Brian Bage, landscape architect [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… Continue reading.
– By Steve Mohesky, visualization designer 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… Continue reading.
– By Ben Cober, director of business development and research 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… Continue reading.
– By Tony Schmidt, exhibit designer 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… Continue reading.
The Tulsa Zoo has made pollinator conservation a priority. Oklahoma plays an important role in the population of the monarch butterfly, given its location in the center of the monarch migration path between Mexico and Canada. This makes the Tulsa area an ideal location to help increase the overall population of monarchs. The monarch… Continue reading.