Accesso continues to grow as a leading provider of queuing and ticketing solutions to entertainment and leisure venues around the world, writes Adrian Lennox.
With its roots stretching back to the year 2000, Accesso has long been at the forefront of the world ticketing and queuing sector.
Event organisers International Expo Consults (IEC) will welcome the global amusements and leisure industry to the 21st edition of the Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Show (DEAL) on April 14-16.
Rainbow Productions continues to work with UK and European visitor attractions, theme parks and family entertainment centres to create custom-made mascot costumes for use in their event and entertainment programmes, helping venues appeal to new audiences as well as encouraging repeat visits from season-ticket holders.
Nearly 150 family entertainment centre (FEC) industry leaders from 26 US states and 13 countries participated in FEC Dallas 2015.
The two-day event, organised and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), took place at the Hilton Dallas Rockwall Lakefront Hotel on February 8-10.
Despite the country's small size, the Dutch attractions industry is leading the way, writes Adrian Lennox.
When it comes to tourism and entertainment, the Netherlands is a world leader. Despite its small size, the country has a carved out a strong identity that resonates across the globe, attracting millions of visitors each year who want to experience the country's art, architecture and famously liberal lifestyle.
On February 4, Technical Direction Company (TDC) wowed audiences around the world through its Visions of Vienna presentation - a multimedia artistic collaboration between the Vienna Tourist Board and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
DP Associates (DPA) has formed a partnership with Dynamic Concepts Consultancy (DCC) in the Netherlands to deliver a wide range of theme park and leisure related services to clients seeking support in a variety of areas.
Established by managing director Phil Pickersgill in 2000, Innovative Leisure has earned an enviable reputation for introducing exciting new adventure play related products from around the world to the UK and European markets.
The organisers of the Visitor Attraction Expo (VAE), which takes place in London on January 13-15, have revealed details of a comprehensive seminar and education programme.
Commenting on the programme content, organiser Karen Cooke explained: "Visitors to both VAE and EAG International will be treated to an impressive array of products and services for the amusements and attractions sector with history confirming that a lot of business will be done.
International Expo Consults (IEC), organisers of annual DEAL show in Dubai, has stated that the Middle East has the potential to command a major share of the multi-billion dollar amusement industry.
Europa-Park in Germany kicks off its big anniversary year in July, with celebrations taking place across the resort's 13 European themed areas.
On July 11-12, the park will host a huge 40th birthday party, with guests being able to party, dance and ride roller coasters up until midnight.
Silver Dollar City theme park in Missouri, US, has expanded into a previously undeveloped region of the resort to make way for Fireman's Landing, a themed area with 10 family adventures - three of which are new interactive play zones supplied by WhiteWater Attractions.
SeaWorld Entertainment has appointed industry veteran Joel Manby as president and chief executive officer, effective April 7.
Manby, 55, most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned theme park and entertainment company in the US.
On March 12, Tim Mow, general manager of Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi, greeted professionals from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) during their visit to the waterpark.
Drayton Manor theme park in the UK has welcomed William Bryan as its new managing director.
Bryan takes over as managing director of the Staffordshire park as his father, Colin, steps up to the role of chief executive.
The UAE's first mega waterpark, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, experienced a blockbuster second year in 2014.
According to Farah Leisure Parks Management, operator of Yas Waterworld, more than three million rides were tracked on four of the facility's leading attractions - Dawwama, Liwa Loop, Bandit Bomber and Slithers Slides - during the year.
Efteling, the historic Dutch theme park, has unveiled a series of planned events that are set to bring in the crowds in spring.
From April 1 onwards, several performances of the exciting Raveleijn Park Show take place each day, as well as the park show Fairytale Tree, Once upon a time.
Breaker Bay Waterpark at Blue Harbor Resort and Spa in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, has cut the ribbon on a new $1.7m surfing attraction.
This new experience, Riptide, according to David Sanderson, vice president and general manager of Blue Harbor, is a "step forward in the evolution of the resort".
One of Norwegian Cruise Line's new ships will have the largest aqua park at sea, as some of its leisure facilities were unveiled this week.
The Norwegian Escape ship's Aqua Park will include a new Aqua Racer slide, a dedicated Kids' Aqua Park, two pools and four hot tubs.
Finnish software developer Rovio Entertainment has entered into agreement with China's Guogou Group, for the construction and operation of nine Angry Birds family entertainment centres.
The first Angry Birds-branded FEC will be developed in the province of Anhui, and the remaining eight venues are earmarked for completion by 2018.