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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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British space tourism one small step closer as Scotland confirmed to host UK's first spaceport

The Scottish Highlands are set to become the hub for British space travel, a sector which could be worth an estimated £3.8bn (US$5bn, €4.3bn) to the UK's economy. [more...]

Tourism bodies welcome Brexit paper "with caution"

The UK travel industry has offered a "cautious welcome" to the government’s Brexit white paper, after the document acknowledged some of the sector's key concerns – such as worries over barriers being created for people visiting the UK from EU. [more...]

Good weather leads to tourism industry sizzle for Britain

The current heatwave in Britain has resulted in an economic upturn for the country’s tourism sector. [more...]

Scientists urge London's Science Museum to end fossil fuel partnerships

A collection of nearly 50 scientists has urged the London Science Museum to end three oil company partnerships, with the collective arguing the sponsorships are "undermining" the museum as a scientific institution. [more...]

Belmond opts for youth for Cadogan project

Global luxury travel brand Belmond has chosen two young designers to bring on board for its Belmond Hotel Cadogan in Chelsea, London, to supply design products for the hotel’s scheduled reopening later this year. [more...]

Denizen envisions vertical gallery for Scottish Highlands' Inverewe Garden

Plans have been lodged by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) to build a vertical gallery and bird hide in a 19th-century botanical garden in the country's Highlands. [more...]

In brief:

10,000 art works to be moved for Buckingham Palace renovations [more...]
English Heritage launches campaign after survey reveals children more likely to experience a castle in fiction than reality #LoveCastles @EnglishHeritage [more...]
Jeremy Wright named new culture secretary as part of "Brexit chaos" reshuffle [more...]
Tate St Ives wins Art Fund's Museum of the Year prize for 2018 @Tate_StIves @artfund [more...]
Tourism minister @Michael_Ellis1 throws his weight behind youth travel – "the considerable contribution from youth travelers could be more widely acknowledged" @betauk #Tourism [more...]
Manchester launches new cycling and walking network, Puregym acquires Soho Gyms, U2 announces plans for a music attraction and work starts on a new £10m spa at Carden Park. [more...]
Latest winners announced for £40m Discover England Fund @VisitEngland [more...]
Northern Irish hotels report 2017 boom in uptake #leisure #ukhotels [more...]
RAF museum relaunches following major £26m redevelopment @RAFMUSEUM @RoyalAirForce [more...]
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