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7   Editor's letter
Our planet’s future – be bold
Helen Patenall shares her thoughts  
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16   Future view
Development Pipeline
Global projects breaking ground sector-by-sector: theme parks; visitor attractions; waterparks; zoos and aquariums; planetariums and science centres; museums and galleries; parks; and expos
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72   Science centres
One Planet
Socially relevant exhibitions in a fast-moving market puts leading science attraction Museon one step ahead. Maarten Okkersen tells us how
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80   Museums & Galleries
Dusk til Dawn
Nick Stockman from Culture24 is campaigning for the arts community to drive the trend for ‘out of hours’ events, profiting attractions and the high street
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88   Industry insights
Just the Ticket
AECOM’s latest Theme Park and Museums Index showcases the stats behind the global attractions industry – and just how well it’s performing
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94   Industry insights
EMEA Focus
Margreet Papamichael shines a spotlight on the ups and downs of the theme park and waterpark markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia
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98   Zoos & aquariums
Striving for Sustainability
We should all join the battle against climate change, plastic pollution and the illegal wildlife trade. Doug Cress from WAZA speaks out on sustainability
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104   Waterparks
Splashing Out
Kathleen LaClair and Brian Sands have teamed up to give us an insight into the potential growth
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112   Features
Fact or Fiction?
Public trust in established institutions is at an all-time low, providing a post-truth platform for social media hearsay. Linda Conlon warns against the rising tide of inaccurate data and tells us how science centres can equip us with the tools to tell fantasy from reality
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122   Features
On Reflection
Epic, Wild and Great. Helen Patenall, editor of Attractions Management Handbook, takes a look at some of the stand out waterparks that made a monumental splash onto the global scene in 2018, setting a high benchmark for the years ahead
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128   Features
Work Your ‘Sox’ Off
We ask Thomas Mack about Europa-Park’s latest foray – this time into the world of health and fitness. The German theme park’s Boston Red Sox Gym enterprise offers visitors time out to relax from the thrills while boosting off-season attendance with local members
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132   Features
Diving into 2019
TrendWatcher Henry Mason is always one step ahead, analysing today’s trends to anticipate what tomorrow might bring. Ever-enlightening, Henry looks at current consumer expectations to help us foresee how best to plan for constantly evolving audiences
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136   Features
Thea Awards
Compelling, engaging, artistic, entertaining and educational – the best themed entertainment and experience designs in global attractions. Matt Kerr summarises the latest Themed Entertainment Association’s Thea Awards taking the sector by storm
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154   Features
Good Natured
Attractions Management Handbook editor Helen Patenall takes a tour of some awesome technological approaches being embraced by zoos and aquariums around the world that are championing animal welfare and how we all interact with the natural world
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161   Resources
Company Profiles
A snapshot of the leading suppliers, designers and service providers immersed in the attractions market around the world. What could they do for you?
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202   Attractions-kit.net
Product Innovation
Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest innovations and product launches, with full contact details available at www.attractions-kit.net
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214   Diary dates
Events Calendar
A month-by-month guide to conferences, exhibitions and expos giving us the low down on what’s happened – and what’s on the cards – in attractions
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218   Resources
Industry Associations
Contact details of trade organisations representing operators, manufacturers and suppliers in the global attractions market
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220   Resources
Green Resources
Organisations supporting sustainability
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222   Resources
Address Book
Contact details of leading companies
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248   Resources
Selector
Key attractions suppliers by sector
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270   Resources
Attractions Management Gallery
Key suppliers in the attractions sector
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