17.12.2019 Imagine Leisure investigates MICE opportunities for the city of Breda
Breda focuses on growth in tourism, recreational as well as business travel. This resulted in the Breda Citymarketing organisation which has started at the beginning of 2019. To be able to make well informed decisions as to which activities are meaningful and effective, Imagine Leisure was asked to investigate how the MICE market (meetings, incentives, congresses and exhibitions) works and whether Breda should focus on this market.
The research must provide insight into the general trends and developments, the current activities and facilities in Breda and the distinctive character of the city. Based on this, an advice is given about the strategic direction and related activities. A number of scenarios are set out, including required resources and roles of various stakeholders.
In addition to collecting and analyzing research and relevant documents, many interviews are held with local stakeholders and experts in the sector. A consultative group of stakeholders in the city is involved in the process. The report is expected to be ready by the end of January 2020.
02.12.2019 Development of Het Sprookjesbos Valkenburg
We're pleased to announce that we have successfully supported Innoxite Leisure in acquiring ‘Het Sprookjesbos’ Valkenburg, a theme park in the south of the Netherlands. This is a popular destination for families and young children, with an enchanted fairy tale forest theme. Innoxite has been operating the park since mid-2019 and has already increased turnover through improvements in marketing, merchandising and operations.
But that's not all: the new operator will continue to implement improvements to the theming, as well as introducing new attractions. Imagine Leisure has secured the funding for this work, and some new attractions are already on their way to the park, including a stone-age themed train and a Flying Carpet. Together, Innoxite and Imagine Leisure have produced an extensive strategic plan. This will enable the operator to undertake work to improve the park further. The plan includes new attractions as well as more facilities to improve the guest experience and decrease weather dependency. The park will also host events in the future to attract a bigger audience.
28.10.2019 Leisure acquisition Drenthe
The province of Drenthe has the ambition to attract more visitors to the region. Therefor, we've been given the assignment to acquire new visitor attractions and strengthen the existing facilities.
To realise this ambition, the first step is getting a clear a view on the existing facilities and the ambitions and goals from various stakeholders within the province. This includes data analysis, market research and interviewing the various stakeholders. Based on the information of this phase, step two is creating a strategic plan, including targets, quick-wins and long term aims. It also includes the necessary steps to take actually achieving those goals and getting visitor attractions to the region. After setting of the plan, it's also executed by us, reaching out to possible new operators and guiding the process of acquisition.
15.10.2019 Completion leisure concept TT World
We've completed our latest project, developing a concept to attract visitors all year round to TT World. The plot is adjacent to the famous Dutch TT Circuit Assen, where international motorsports events are hosted, such as the MotoGP, World and the Motocross of Nations. The legendary track is on the outskirts of the city of Assen, in the north of the Netherlands. A popular venue, however, visitors were coming for one-off events. Our client wanted it to become a destination in its own right, and we're proud of the results we've delivered! We hope to take next steps in realisation soon.Read More
02.10.2019 Mapic Cannes: special invitation for Leisure Operators
Imagine Leisure is honoured to invite all leisure operators for the Mapic in Cannes, this year.
Mapic in Cannes is held from November 13th through 15th. Yet it kicks off with a special day, fully dedicated to Leisure and Entertainment, on November 12th.
Leisure Day is the new international event to create lively experiences for physical spaces. The full-day event will welcome leisure operators ranging from e-gaming and theme parks to live music, museum, art galleries, wellness and food, as well as retailers, brand owners, suppliers, urban planners, media, architects and property developers.
It gathers 500 participants including leisure operators & suppliers, brand owners & media, urban planners & cities, architects, retailers & property developers to co-create new sustainable business models in order to build vibrant lifestyle destinations..
For more information about Mapic Leisure Day and to request your invitation, please visit the Official Website. When filling in the form, type 'Imagine Leisure' at 'I am invited by' Mapic Partner. We look forward to meeting you there.