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Obama wants attractions to generate 30 million more tourist visits by 2021

President Barack Obama is aiming to draw an additional 30 million inbound tourists to the US each year using na- tional visitor attractions. He made the statement during a recent visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Last year, 70 million

inbound tourists visited the US, according to the White House, spending a record US$180.7bn (€132.7bn, £107.5bn) on hotels, restau- rants and other services. The President said both

the US economy and local businesses will benefi t eco- nomically, if the government can make it easier for people from other countries to visit.

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US attractions: President Obama sees dollar signs

The initiative aims to boost inbound tourist numbers to 100 million by the end of 2021. Improvements to entry

processes will cut wait times, while six government

agencies will work with the public-private partner- ship Brand USA to launch advertising campaigns in 10 international markets tout- ing the best US attractions. More:

attractions industry, building on the work of Attractions Management, magazine, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015. We aim to bring you the latest news

Real Madrid president wants club to have its own branded theme park

Plans for a Real Madrid theme park in Madrid look set to become a reality, after club president Florentino Perez had confi dential meetings with an “Ameri- can company” earlier this month to scope out plans for the project. Spanish football news

outlet Marca says Perez has been planning to develop a theme park since he took charge of the club in 2009. The paper revealed the Blancos chief met with an unnamed company on 15 May to fi nalise plans. The project is likely to include a number of rides and attractions, as well as an area where Real Madrid

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Jak Phillips Head of News Tel +44 (0)1462 471938

Tom Anstey AM2 News Editor Tel +44 (0)1462 471916

Alice Davis Attractions Management Tel +44 (0)1462 471918

Real Madrid is one of football’s most valuable IPs

fans will be able to meet the team’s players.

The club will build the

attraction on a 90 hec- tare (222 acres) site in Valdebebas – an urban development in Madrid

which will have homes for 40,000. The site is adjacent to Real’s training facility. The theme park is

expected to attract as many as two million visitors a year. More:

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Jason Holland Products Editor Tel +44 (0)1462 471922

Julie Badrick AM2 Publisher Tel +44 (0)1462 471919

Ricky Popat AM2 Associate Publisher Tel +44 (0)1462 471908

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