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  • BlooTalk episode 2, Blackpool Special

    BlooTalk episode 2, Blackpool Special

    13/11/2015 Duração: 54min

    BlooTalk is back with an “end of season” special from the famous British seaside resort of Blackpool. Our guests include Blackpool Pleasure Beach deputy managing director Nick Thompson, Blackpool Council's director of place, Alan Cavill, and Iain Hawkins, head of Merlin Entertainments' Blackpool cluster. The north west tourist destination has been visited by 70% of the UK population at one time or another and now it's attempting to reconnect with lapsed visitors with a host of new attractions and upgraded infrastructure projects. Join us for almost an hour of conversation to discover how a failed casino bid paved the way for Merlin's expansion in the town, why IP-based attractions have helped the Pleasure Beach attract a more family-friendly demographic, and how the traditional Illuminations festival is facing new competition from Halloween events around the country. We also catch-up with Charlie Read over a rather dodgy Skype connection for some of the latest stories for and news of the three

  • BlooTalk episode 1

    BlooTalk episode 1

    04/06/2015 Duração: 49min

    The very first attractions industry podcast from Blooloop is here. Episode 1 features interviews with Continuum group CEO Juliana Delaney, discussing Coronation Street The Tour, her opinions on attraction discounting and the case for reduced VAT on attractions, departing Compagnies des Alpes executive Jan Reuvers on Walibi, Disneyland Paris and his outspoken views on Park 21, plus Jamie Christon of Chester Zoo in England, previewing the £40 million Islands projects which opens this July. We also chat to Charlie Read of this parish about the recent blooloopLIVE events in London and Hong Kong. Presented by Owen Ralph.