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.
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.
Past and present Destinologists and clients reflect on the brilliance, character, and legacy of the late PGAV principal Jim Moorkamp with Too Tall Day.
Vice President Emily Howard and Exhibit Designer Doug Nickrent join STL Live’s Sarah Bernard to talk about upcoming trends in museum and aquarium design, as well as the under-construction St. Louis Aquarium in this two-part interview!
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.
– 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.