This week in #NHTVstories: Leisure Management student Kjell. He dreams of becoming a big name in the events industry and uses NHTV as his stepping stone.
This Saturday, Margreet Toonen was interviewed about ‘glamping’ in Dutch daily newspaper ‘de Volkskrant’. In daily newspaper ‘Trouw’, Marco van Leeuwen discussed the trend of older children joining their parents on holiday trips.
Every year, the international propaedeutic year in Tourism and Leisure Management visits an Eastern European country. In May 2016, a group of about 140 students and eight lecturers embarked on a journey to discover Macedonia and Albania, “the last secret of Europe”.
In cooperation with IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions), NHTV organised a five-day leadership training course for managers and CEOs of amusement parks in Europe and the Middle East. Participants, trainers and organisers look back on a successful first edition of this course.
Goof Lukken wrote an opinion article about Amsterdam for Dutch newspaper ‘Het Parool’. Arend Hardorff was interviewed by the same newspaper about festivals, and Albert van Schendel spoke to ‘RTL Z’ about food trucks.
In 2016 ABN AMRO is expecting a rise in visitor numbers for theme parks and zoos. Turnover will increase by an average of 3 percent. In light of these developments ABN AMRO interviewed Arend Hardorff, director of the Academy for Leisure.
The International Association for Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has developed a new professional learning programme together with experts from the Academy for Leisure.
In the last week of April, professor Diane Nijs gave an inspiring two-day masterclass in creative thinking to 16 municipal clerks from the West-Brabant region. The topic was the power of imagination for the region in relation to the role of municipal clerks.
The seventh edition of the Efteling Academy was all about enriching the brand of Jokie. Through research, storytelling and creative production the team has developed new live entertainment acts, and a supporting media roll-out for the Jokie brand.
The Molencafé in Europa Park Germany was officially opened on 2 May. ‘Poffertjes’ are sold here; a concept created by students of the Attractions & Theme Parks Management track of the Academy for Leisure.