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  • Are leisure and amusement parks still popular among visitors?

    Foreign Title : Gibt es noch Besucherreserven für Freizeit- und Erlebnisparks?

    Author(s) : Scherrieb, H. R.

    Author Affiliation : Institut für Fremdenverkehrs- und Freizeit-forschung, Würzburg, German Federal Republic.

    Journal article : Amusement Industrie 1986 Vol.16 No.61 pp.16-19

    Abstract : The number of visitorsvisitorsSubject Category: People Groups
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    to leisure and adventure parks in the GFR continues to stagnate or decline, reaching a seasonal average of 12 to 15 million. This situation compares with some 17 million visitors in Holland. Possible reasons for this decline are suggested. SurveyssurveysSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    show that around one third of the GFR's population have never visited an amusement park. High levels of investment in this field stem from an assumption that provision of something 'new' may stimulate renewed interest. It is hoped that better publicity campaigns in the future will encourage recognition and enhance the attraction of parks. Investigations have shown that although advertising has made people aware of theme parkstheme parksSubject Category: Infrastructure
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    existence, it does not necessarily create great enthusiam among visitors, over half of the population are simply not interested. Distance also plays a major role, about 10% of people questioned considered that they live too far away. Future trends and consequences for leisure parks are discussed. Organized and selective publicity, good management, provision of facilities to reflect people's needs, and a planned price policyprice policySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , are the essential criteria for a bright future.

    Record Number : 19861837596

    Language of text : German

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    , Theme parkstheme parksSubject Category: Infrastructure
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    Identifier(s) : guests, West Germany

    Geographical Location(s) : German Federal Republicgerman federal republicSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , GermanygermanySubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : GermanygermanySubject Category: Geographic Entities
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