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KidZania launches new veterinary attraction in London
24 Jul 2017

KidZania launches new veterinary attraction in London

Edutainment operator Kidzania’s London franchise has partnered with the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) and pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen to introduce a new activity focused on veterinary care to the attraction More>>
 
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Thorpe Park has teased further details about its Fright Night events for 2017, with a new teaser image on the UK theme park’s website hinting that The Walking Dead could be making its debut at the attraction this Halloween. More>>
 
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Seattle Aquarium plans US$100m expansion

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Strong Q1 shows increases in key visitor markets for British tourism

New figures released by VisitBritain have shown strong growth in overseas visits from markets including China, Australia, France and the US. More>>
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