Graduating: The do’s and don’ts!

After three and a half years it is time to start graduating. You will do your graduation assignment based on the study that you have chosen in the first year. This means that students who chose to do Tourism that they will write a thesis and defend it. Leisure students will do a graduation assignment for a company and defend their personal development during a … Continue reading Graduating: The do’s and don’ts!

Minor presentation at Europa-Park

After months of hard work is was time to go back to Europa-Park and show them our findings. 16 students divided over three project groups have worked on a loyalty program, a new themed area and improving the communication tools for the Dutch market. The students left Monday morning to drive to Rust. After the check-in we had a backstage tour. During this tour we … Continue reading Minor presentation at Europa-Park

Minor: Storytelling and Consumer Experiences

One of the minors that is offered at the Academy for Leisure is “Storytelling and Consumer Experiences”. In this article I will explain the content and the current projects that we are doing. Changes Since the start of this academic year there were many changes throughout the entire NHTV regarding minors and graduating. The minors changed in length which make it easier to do, for … Continue reading Minor: Storytelling and Consumer Experiences

Open day – 12th of November

Tomorrow is the 12th of November, which means it’s time for the first open day at the NHTV within this academic year. The open day gives possible new students the opportunity to learn more about the different studies that the NHTV offers. All the academies will open their doors between 10:00 o’clock until 15:00 o’clock. Attractions and Theme Parks Management will be represented at three … Continue reading Open day – 12th of November

The Harry Potter Expo

Harry Potter has been – and still is – an incredibly successful media series. Millions of readers and movie goers have enjoyed the story of the young wizard. New books have been published this year and with a movie coming out this fall, the world of wizards has not yet lost its magic. Children and adults alike have immersed themselves in the content. Recently an … Continue reading The Harry Potter Expo

Operations Management: Toverland

Toverland, a mid-sized theme park in the South of the Netherlands, is our commissioner for the first project of this academic year. It celebrates its 15th birthday this year. The Magic Valley is the newest area, being introduced in 2013, which adds another dimension of magic to the park. The key attraction here is Djengu River, a water attraction seen regularly in other parks but … Continue reading Operations Management: Toverland

ATPM on Tour: Pairi Daiza

ATPM on Tour continues. After hearing and reading wonderful reviews about Pairi Daiza I thought it was time to visit the park. Pairi Daiza is a zoo located in the South of Belgium. The zoo offers eight themed areas which each hosts animals specific for that area. They open new- and are improving older exhibits every year. The zoo is expanding rapidly with 635.000 in … Continue reading ATPM on Tour: Pairi Daiza

ATPM on Tour: Phantasialand

The first stop during our tour through the attractions and theme parks industry is in Germany. In a small village called Brühl is a theme park named Phantasialand which recently opened a new themed area. The perfect reason to visit this wonderful park. The park consists of six themed areas: Berlin, Mystery, Mexico, China Town, Deep in Africa and Fantasy. Each themed area offers a … Continue reading ATPM on Tour: Phantasialand