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WWA’s Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop
Early-Bird Registration Ends September 26th

The waterpark resort is the fastest-growing segment of the waterpark industry —
come learn why at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas!

Overland Park, September 23, 2008 – The deadline to get the best rates on the WWA Education Package and the Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop at the World Waterpark Association’s 28th Annual Symposium & Trade Show is Friday, September, 26th. 

More and more hoteliers are discovering that waterpark features impact the most important numbers for hotel operators. Occupancy and ADR levels for waterpark resorts exceed traditional hotel competitors by a wide margin. Figures show increases of as much as $135 more per room for resorts/hotels with indoor waterparks. 

Currently, industry consultants are tracking more than 300 projects at new and existing hotels and resorts. They report that over twenty such facilities opened in 2007 in the United States and Canada.

The WWA’s Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop will take place Oct. 27, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and specifically focuses on waterpark resorts – check out a preview of Workshop topics:

• The Future of Hotel/Resort Waterparks
• The Feasibility Process 
• Designing for Maximum Entertainment Value
• Project Development & Construction Costs of Waterpark Resorts
• What’s it Cost to Operate a Waterpark Resort
• Finding the Money & Getting Your Project Financed
• Choosing the Right Attractions Mix for Your Project
• Maximizing the Guest Experience
• Key Engineering Issues & Challenges
• Development Showcases: Mega, Large, Mid-Size & Small
• Detailed Q&A Round Table with all speakers
The Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop is the best resource available to help hoteliers learn more about this ever-growing trend.

Experts from throughout the waterpark industry will speak at the workshop and offer valuable insight into Waterpark Resort development and expansion. 

Immediately following the Workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow developers at an exclusive Developers’ Reception, October 27th, 2009.

In addition to the Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop, the WWA Symposium will feature an expanded Development & Expansion Track, which offers educational sessions led by industry experts and professionals from within the development segment. Check out a few session titles offered as part of the track:

• Local Land Use Applications and Regulatory Strategies
• Tax Issues for Developers
• Indoor Waterpark Design – What Does It Mean to be Green
• Using Themeing to Grow Your Brand & Bottom Line
• Risk Management for Hotel/Resort Waterparks
Other featured sessions being offered at the waterpark industry’s largest educational event of the year are:
• Waterpark Resort Technology Review
• Preventative Maintenance
• Yield Management / Revenue Generation for Waterpark Resorts
• Environmentally Conscious & Eco Friendly
• Best Practices for Hiring Waterpark Resort Staff
• The Next Generation of Leaders: Turning Your Kids into Captains
• What’s in Your Air?  Keeping Guest and Employees Healthy & Happy 
• What Happened Last Summer: An Update on the Battle Against Waterborne Illness
• Small Food Service Operations - Big Profits
• Missing Links of Waterpark Party Programs
• After the Accident: What to do When, How & Why
• Developing Your Emergency Action Plan
• Group Sales Power Hour
• Back to the Future: Transport Your Media Strategy into the New Media World 
These educational events are all part of the WWA Symposium & Trade Show, Oct. 26-30, MGM Grand, Las Vegas. Visit to learn more about the show. Or call the WWA office at +1-913-599-0300 for more information.

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