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The First Step to Creating Smart Destination Development

The world’s most famous attractions didn’t come out of focus groups.  There wasn’t likely a visitor’s board in Paris in 1880 saying: “You know what this city needs . . . a giant flag pole!”  There wasn’t a research team in India in the 1600s looking at visitor data and suggesting a blindingly white Mausoleum. Whether it’s the Great […]

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How do you protect your attraction from attracting the wrong sort? London’s Eros statue becomes seasonal snow globe to ward off vandals

Eros Statue Snow Globe Piccadilly Circus

Via Westminster Council

How do you protect a Grade 1-listed statue that Londoners, soaked in Christmas spirit, love to clamber on each festive season? Simple. Surround it with PVC and turn it into the world’s largest snow globe. “Protecting Eros is the annual festive challenge,” says Nick Thompson at Westminster City Council. “A couple of years ago someone […]

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