Archive for Publisher’s Commentary

Finding the Right Vendors the First Time

June 1, 2012 No Comments

An online search for a product or service will yield instant results. But how can you find the best family entertainment center vendors from amid a sea of competitors that promise outstanding goods and services, but may or may not deliver on their claims? And how do you key into all of the latest thinking […]

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Food Served with Vision and Planning

April 5, 2012 No Comments

Having specific goals to bolster a broad vision and aid in business planning are the hallmarks of a forward-thinking roadmap for the future. In the quick-changing and sometimes unpredictable leisure entertainment industry, keeping an eye toward the direction of the industry and its many fluctuations represent an important mindset to launching successful brands and experiences. […]

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The Right Vendors for a Bright Future

February 16, 2012 No Comments

This is our annual Buyers’ Guide edition, and in it we present a revamped roadmap to all of the significant companies in the industry. These businesses can assist you with everything from finding the right insurance and theming services to buying the perfect toys for your redemption counter or the top-performing food service equipment for […]

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Embarking on the Journey of a New Year

January 5, 2012 No Comments

Fairs and festivals are always looking for new ways to entertain the public as they travel the country. As the International Independent Showmen’s Association prepares to hold its annual trade event Feb. 7 – Feb. 11, 2012, in Gibsonton, Fla., we offer a special section devoted to the state of the industry. Included are stories […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

November 2, 2011 No Comments

Reaching your demographic with precisely the right entertainment options can be a daunting task made easier with the right research and execution. Leisure entertainment facility owners and managers are always striving to draw in and serve customers, a simple goal that takes sometimes complicated and always thoughtful planning. In this issue, we examine how all […]

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Offering Fun Both Indoors and Outside

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Waterparks offer the perfect attractions to keep guests cool and enjoying themselves. But other types of leisure entertainment facilities and companies can also offer respites from the heat, albeit without the high thrills afforded by waterpark rides.  In this issue, we offer an expanded Waves waterpark section sure to spark your interest with stories on […]

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Technology and the Changing Face of Leisure Entertainment

August 1, 2011 No Comments

The simple goal of entertaining guests takes thought, patience, planning and many experts working together toward creating the best and most memorable experiences. Technology is playing a large role in improving facilities and enhancing marketing efforts. In this issue we present our annual examination of how technology is being used to bring out the best […]

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TAP’s New Online Look

June 1, 2011 No Comments

Tourist Attractions & Parks’ online presence continues to grow, and we hope you will visit the magazine’s redesigned Web site at www.tapmag.com. The site features more informative stories in addition to what is offered in the print version, as well as an archive of our weekly eNewsletter and a new leisure entertainment business management blog […]

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Solid Strategies for Challenging Times

April 1, 2011 No Comments

My colleague Frank Seninsky and I have found that between a third and 50 percent of revenue for family entertainment centers, bowling facilities and skating rinks comes from food service. If you are not operating a well-rounded food service program, this is a great edition to pick up ideas and advice to expand and improve […]

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Advice to Improve Your Business Outlook

February 2, 2011 No Comments

The leisure entertainment and amusement business is an evolving industry where the chance to learn and grow as an owner, manager or staff member is always present, a fact pointed out in this issue’s Business Strategies column. It’s very true that the poor economy has in no way spared out-of-home entertainment, but it also presents […]

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