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Voice of the Visitor

PGAV Destinations, in conjunction with H2R Market Research and Blooloop, have embarked on an annual survey of people who have visited an attraction in the current year or plan to visit in the upcoming year, analyzing visitors’ viewpoints of attractions, reactions, expectations, and trends. This can be used to provide an industry-standard dashboard that quantifies… Continue reading.

Keynote: The Voice of the Visitor

The annual Visit North Carolina 365 Conference is the state’s premier travel industry event. Bringing together more than 500 of the state’s tourism industry leaders, the conference provides opportunities to catch up on the latest trends and issues facing the travel industry, hear insights from industry experts, and network with other travel and tourism professionals.… Continue reading.

Building Public Trust in a Post-Truth World

Part PechaKucha, part workshop, we’ll examine market research about affecting perceptions, case studies illustrating how some institutions have tackled this challenge, and brainstorm specific actions you can take to enhance trust and expand market potential. 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.

Trends in Zoo Design: Balancing Wellness and Guest Experience

Director of Zoo & Aquarium Planning and Design Stacey Ludlum’s session will explore zoos’ desire to bring enrichment to the forefront, which has been a catalyst for zoo designers to develop habitats around having the ability to enrich animals in full view of guests by designing the exhibits differently than traditional “natural” and immersive environments. This… Continue reading.

Designing Built-in Animal Enrichments

Project Manager Mariusz Bleszynski’s session will review the variety of permanent and rotatable animal enrichment devices used around the world in a variety of zoo scales and settings, as well as explore new concepts currently in research and development. Bleszynski will share ideas on how to engage animals’ five senses and their innate curiosity, as… Continue reading.

‘Cultivating a Creative Culture’ at IAAPA Leadership Conference 2017.

Chair and Principal Mike Konzen will discuss “Cultivating a Creative Culture” at IAAPA Leadership Conference 2017. Konzen will present innovations and ideas that can help to energize, grow, and encourage healthy, creative company environments. “Company culture is essential to your overall success,” says Konzen. “It is without a doubt one of, if not the most,… Continue reading.

Love What You Do: John Kemper

    “Animals don’t have a voice; they can’t speak for themselves. So I view our work in zoos and aquariums as a mission: the more I can get the average visitor to connect with an animal in human care, the better off the environment is going to be in the long term, and the… Continue reading.