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When will location-based entertainment fully recover?

The pandemic’s impacts on life, the rate of infections and vaccinations, how long immunity will last, the emergence of new coronavirus variants, and consumers’ comfort returning to different public activities are almost all daily moving targets. But some general trends have emerged for predicting when and to what extent location-based entertainment (LBE) might recover. One thing is for sure. The old normal will not be the new normal. We won’t be going back to the way things were in 2019. Different segments of LBEs will be affected differently. Based on…

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The Stinger Report – Virtual Amusement Business – Part 2

The Stinger Report: Virtual Amusement Business – Part 2| #1059 Report Skinny In The Stinger Report #1059 – This issue covers in detail: 1. In this second part of our extensive ShowUp report, we look at the other major developments revealed by the show, including the development of Mid-Scale attractions for FEC from developers such as Creative Works, Extreme Engineering and Amusement Products. 2. The launch of new immersive attraction projects was also reflected, both on and off the virtual show floor, with a presentation by ex-VOID team of the ‘JUMP’…

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Pandemic and lockdowns cost hospitality £200m a day in 2020

The latest edition of the UKHospitality and CGA Quarterly Tracker reveals a staggering 54% drop in sales in 2020  for an industry that, in normal times, employs over three million people and contributes many billions of pounds in tax to the Treasury. Sales collapsed from £133.5bn in 2019 to £61.7bn in 2020. The stark figures highlight hospitality’s ongoing need for specific financial support from Government in order to survive the crisis and play its part in economic recovery. Recent CGA research indicates that around 6,000 licensed premises in Britain closed…

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