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After a difficult for the industry, how important are your upcoming seasonal events?

Niels Jørgen, Fårup, Denmark Our upcoming seasonal event in October is an important event as it is an opportunity to give our guests another type of experience – with another touch, vibe and feel – than what the guests experience in the season. Our themed ‘Harvest-Festival’ where the entire park is decorated in warm, cozy fall colors, will add much value for our guests. We are looking forward to this event and hopefully it will attract a lot of guests, as even though Denmark hasn’t been affected as much as other countries, we are, like many of our colleagues in this industry, significantly short on visitors. Taking care of our guests has been our main concern this season. With this event we hope to conclude the season at a reasonable guest level, even though it will be a different experience with a number of restrictions in place. We also hope that it will be a good reason to buy seasonal pass for 2021, as this will give guests access to the park for the whole week of ‘Harvest-Festival’.We are very much looking forward to finalising the season with a good experience for us as a park and for all guests visiting during our last opening days.

Ali AlSuwaidi, Global Village, UAE Our 25th anniversary season is a great milestone for us and the teamsare working hard to make this year very special. Over the years we havebecome a mainstay for family entertainment across the region, and we are proud to be able to play an important role in driving the “open or business” message for Dubai and the UAE. The wellbeing of guests remains our top priority for Season 25. We are already known for our safety record as the first theme park

inthe world to win the “Sword of Honour” from the British Safety Council for our high standards of safety management. This year we are raising the bar even higher as we work closely with local authorities and international organisations such as IAAPA. Our team is working tirelessly to ensure that our guests return to

Global Village with confidence. Whether it’s by using state of the art technology for wayfinding and contactless payment or by adapting our entertainment offerings, we are breaking new ground across all our verticals for the comfort and happiness of our guests.

Lagotronics Projects has launched a new interactive positioning system similar to GPS, but specifically designed for indoor and outdoor leisure areas. The system opens up a number of opportunities for new interactive attractions and experiences. It’s the 4th generation of interactive technologies developed by Lagotronics Projects. CEO of Lagotronics Projects, Mark Beumers said:

“Knowing the exact position of both the interactive device and the pointing direction and entering this into a digital 3D environment makes this the ultimate interactive system. Now we know, at all times, where guests are located in a certain area and where their devices are aimed at. Every object or component in the attraction, area or room can be made interactive or functioning as a target. Targets can even be variable and easily change locations over time creating multiple experiences in one. We can even interactively work with moving live actors! Besides, the technology makes it possible to interact with all kinds of displays; scenery, monitors, video projections and even all kinds of head-mounted displays (HMD).” The new technology will be used in various upcoming Lagotronics projects.

Cashless payments provider Sacoa has shared the results of a new report, created by surveying operators from different countries around the world to understand the impact that the pandemic had on their businesses. The report can be accessed via this link:



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