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PW-JUL19-05 Frontgate.qxp_Frontgate 15/07/2019 17:37 Page 5


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African food festival at Europa-Park From July 27th to August 18th the Europa-Park presents the culinary diversity of Africa. Every day from 6 pm, the restaurant "Spices - Kitchens of the World" and the adjoining "Colonial House" in the theme area adventure land will experience the unique culinary specialties of the continent with a menu designed by top chef Anita Roux.


New high ropes course and climbing tower at Mote Park Outdoor Adventure UK adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure has announced the opening of a new Sky Trail high ropes course and climbing tower at Mote Park Outdoor Adventure in Maidstone, England.


The new installation provides the chance for visitors


to explore two levels of high ropes adventure above a dinosaur themed mini golf course and test their limits on the 10m tall climbing tower.


BigQuestion


Tina Resch, Liesberg: Be or become a good employer in the eyes of your seasonal staff! If they are happy with your work - they will attract each other by word of mouth (social media)…


Neil Dwyer, Carnaval Entertainments, LLC:We try to attract and retain our seasonal staff by offering great benefits, rewards and incentives but most of all remembering


that we are in the entertainment business so it has to be fun (the more fun our teams have the more fun our guests have), it really shows and we have a great reputation for being a great place to work.


Dorthe Dinesen, Tivoli: Tivoli is a very strong brand in Denmark and many people want to work here. We attract employees by being a good workplace with orderly conditions and


very satisfied employees. We offer our employees many activities that strengthen their pride in doing a good job and the community feeling so the employees want to come back season after season and they recommend the workplace to others. We re-employ over 80 percent of our seasonal staff.


Figures of Fun 25%


increase in the number of buyers attending IAPPA Expo Asia


Vicky Thorpe, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort:We asked our employees exactly what they want and need from working with us and then


in association with How do you attract good seasonal staff?


looked at what we actually have on offer. We created over 300 permanent variable hour contracts to give staff the flexibility required of their hours with the stability of a permanent, year round contract. We increased our pay rates soacross the board we were offering on average around 30% higher than the National Minimum Wage. And of course we still offer our staff 20 free tickets a year to use at any of our Merlin Attractions - a firm favourite benefit!


Pat Jones, Carowinds: We focus on paying well, rewarding returners, and being sure to acknowledge successes.


Chris Thorpe, Six Flags Darien Lake: Competitive rates, upward mobility, flexible schedules, great training, and fun on the job.


Rick Howarth, Six Flags America: One of the best ways is to ask your existing top performers to recruit on your behalf. Good people tend to know other good


people, after all. To add some enticement we will periodically offer cash incentives to current Team Members that bring us new people who stay on the team a certain minimum number of days.


40


The number of years arena manager David Bailey has been with Blackpool Pleasure Beach


1200


Trees featured in an actual forest at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter


Net square metres of exhibition space will make IAAPA Expo Europe the largest ever


17,500+


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