Retail park increase dwelltime

Retail parks increasing dwelltime and the level of visits

The retail industry has seen some significant changes in the past decade.  Whilst media focus is often on the decline of the high street, some more positive developments are taking place at retail parks and centres as destinations evolve to offer a more experiential shopping experience.  Research conducted in 2018 by CACI surveyed over 230 retail centres and identified trends in reduced frequency, dwell time and retail spend.  Consumer expectations are changing but opportunities are there for forwar...

Visitor attraction catering consultants

Generating Income at Museums

Generating Income at Museums - ticket sales will always be a key income stream however with less public funding and an increasingly competitive visitor attraction market, museums cannot afford to rely exclusively on admissions income. Revenue streams are becoming more varied and versatile. Not only are they vital sources of Any surpluses in revenues at museums are usually ploughed back into the running of the operation and care of its collections, adding to the visitor experience and promoting the offer and bran...

Setting up an archive

Setting up an Archive

Setting up an Archive: Archives are collections of documents or ‘records’ which have been selected for permanent preservation because of their value as evidence or as a source for historical or other research (National Archive). In the modern age of technology, archives can take numerous forms, with many organisations choosing to digitise their records completely. For some archives, a more traditional approach is best suited, and offers an invaluable resource for a host of different visitors. Records whic...

Cycling tourism

Derelict Welsh tunnel set to become the longest cycle route of its kind in Europe

Derelict Welsh tunnel set to become the longest cycle route of its kind in Europe Breathing new life into former industrial sites can offer visitors exciting new experiences and provide a huge boost for the local economy. The Rhondda tunnel in South Wales is currently undergoing extensive surveying as part of plans to re-open it as a cycle route. At 3,148m (nearly 2 miles) the cycle route would be the longest of it’s kind in Europe. The Victorian tunnel has stood derelict since coal trains ceased to travel ...