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28 Mar 2018

We're turning 100! – AM2 relaunches as Attractions Management News for landmark issue

Since its launch in June 2014, AM2 – the sister publication to Attractions Management has gone from strength to strength.

Over the last four years, we’ve travelled the world several times over to bring you the biggest news this industry has to has to offer, speaking to industry leaders, innovators, creatives and more.

Now it’s time for us to announce a big change. For its 100th issue, AM2 is getting bigger and better, rebranding as Attractions Management News, with a new format and revamped website, tailor-made to engage our readers and viewers even more.

The magazine will continue to be published fortnightly, with regular ezines, instant news alerts and social media output. New video content will also be available, with regular news updates soon to be rolled out.

For the landmark relaunch issue, Attractions Management News looks at Disney’s unprecedented ‘era of expansion’, pays tribute to Stephen Hawking and his profound impact on science engagement, and in a special news feature reports on Georgia Aquarium and its landmark expansion

In addition to enhanced news content, Attractions Management News will also be expanding its recruitment section, with career opportunities being advertised by the likes of Chester Zoo, Merlin and Namco.

This is a new era for us as we work to bring you the best content available anywhere in the industry. For the latest breaking news and the latest jobs from across the visitor attractions industry, be sure to check out the brand new

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Three-storey maze inside V&A's Sackler Courtyard spreads sustainability message

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Skills for Success programme looks to 'diversify' Scotland's museum workforce

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In brief:

Work to begin on £6.7m Northampton museum expansion @NorthamptonBC @Wildgoose1896 [more...]
V&A Dundee wows with new photography ahead of weekend launch @TristramHuntVA @heritagelottery @kengokuma @PhillipsCiara @creativescots @screamofficial [more...]
V&A Dundee opening: New images of interiors released @VADundee [more...]
Freedom of movement to lead agenda at ETOA European Tourism Summit @ETOA [more...]
Sally Corp partners with Aardman for new Shaun the Sheep dark ride @aardman @sallycorp [more...]
UKinbound appoints Joss Croft as CEO @UKinbound @josscroft [more...]
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Video: Attractions Management News Flash 7 September 2018 [more...]
AZA's US$1bn conservation target on track after record year [more...]
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