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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions honors Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with the Liseberg “Applause Award” 


CEO Joel Manby & Park President Jim Dean accept the award

Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay has been awarded the prestigious Liseberg Applause Award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) at the opening ceremony of the 2016 IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Since 1980, the Applause Award has been presented by an international committee of theme park and amusement industry professionals to honor an amusement park “whose management, operations and creative accomplishments have inspired the industry with their foresight, originality and sound business development.”

“We are honored to be recognized by the Liseberg Board of Governors and by the members of IAAPA for the prestigious Applause Award. The unique and unparalleled combination of world-class thrill rides and impressive animal collection continues to position Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as a leading family destination,” said Jim Dean, president and general manager of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “We share this award with all of our hardworking park ambassadors.”

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Appointment Scheduling Opens Dec.19th! Register Now for Summit!

New Appointment Scheduling System

IITA Board Chairman, Gary Schluter, Rocky Mountain Holiday Tours, announced yesterday the exciting news that IITA will be launching a brand new appointment scheduling system for the 2017 Summit. Earlier this year, IITA engaged TravTrade to build a customized appointment scheduling system. TravTrade’s platform is one that many of you will be familiar with as they run the IPW Online Marketplace and IPW Online Press Room as well as some Brand USA systems.

Our platform will be the first of its kind for TravTrade, offering prescheduled appointments and individual request options. In addition to being the go to platform for appointment scheduling, the new system will hold all of the information you will need to have a successful Summit. Event schedules, marketplace appointments and attendee profiles will all be housed in the system making it easy to find anything you need. The platform is also mobile friendly!

Help us make the launch of our new system a success by registering now for Summit. Appointment scheduling will open December 19th! Information will be sent out over the coming weeks on how to access the platform, build your profile and request appointments. We will also have a webinar on December 15th to answer any outstanding questions that you may have. Stay tuned for more news from IITA and remember: Appointment Scheduling Opens December 19th!

Analyzing the Influence of International Visitors


IITA is proud to support the National Parks Conservation Association with our questionnaire on the impact and influence of international visitors.  Please take a moment to complete our brief survey and assist this great organization with their conservation efforts.