Each year brings new opportunities for success, and each issue of Tourist Attractions & Parks (TAP) magazine gives you new chances to learn about the industry and improve your business outlook. In each edition, we examine the trends and practices that can help you on your journey toward greater profitability and professional satisfaction.
This first issue of 2018 is no exception. In the Large Park Report, we offer a preview of what the new year will bring to guests of the nation’s bigger parks. The section also includes a special Vendor Profile of Garner Holt Productions. Contributing Writer Susan Mease interviewed the founder and president for an illuminating look at this progressive and innovative company.
Each January ahead of the IISF Gibsonton, Fla., and NICA trade shows the magazine presents a special look at fairs, festivals and carnivals. In this issue we offer stories on ride trends and concession carts. Additionally, we present a special bonus sidebar “What Is Your Top Tip to Avoid Ride Accidents?”
The TAP Entertainment Center Report cannot be beat in terms of offering the most comprehensive coverage of the family entertainment center industry. In this edition, we offer articles on bowling center food, roller skating special occasion parties, laser tag center promotions and the zip line industry. Additionally, we offer a special go-kart vendor feature and a story covering the Chuckster’s mini-golf company.
Insurance is a critical part of running any business. In this edition we offer a bonus Special Insurance Spotlight section. This feature includes stories about insurance at miniature golf and go-kart centers with the bonus sidebar “Four Winning Tips for Lowering Liability Insurance,” and also an article on the insurance picture for haunted attractions.
We also offer a special F2FEC Section. The 2018 conference will take place February 20-22 at The Broadmoor Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo., and this issue features a story, a special roundtable interview with the event’s three hosts, a Facility Lending Vendor Feature about the Stardust Lanes bowling entertainment center and more. And don’t miss the Street Beat section for stories on trends in coin-op and redemption games and the 2018 redemption and video game outlook.
I hope you enjoy the issue. If you have comments, questions or suggestions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-645-6940 ext. 0 and I will respond to your email or take your call personally.
Scott C. Borowsky
President and Executive Editor
Tourist Attractions & Parks magazine