Articles tagged “merlin entertainments”

Tourism

Theme Park Operator Merlin Finds Everything Isn’t Awesome at Legoland

Merlin's determination to focus on the long-term potential of the company is probably one of the reasons it is keen to escape the glare of the public markets.

Theme Park Operator Merlin Finds Everything Isn’t Awesome at Legoland

Tourism

Lego Family Plot to Take Merlin Entertainments Private With $6.1 Billion Joint Bid

The trend for public companies going private looks set to continue. A change in ownership might allow Merlin to boost its spending on hotels and theme parks.

Lego Family Plot to Take Merlin Entertainments Private With $6.1 Billion Joint Bid

Tourism

Activist Investor Urges Legoland Operator Merlin to Go Private

It's difficult to see ValueAct capital getting its way unless 30 percent shareholder and Danish billionaire Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen backs the plan. Needless to say Merlin's board still believes it is on the right track.

Activist Investor Urges Legoland Operator Merlin to Go Private

Business Travel

Malaysia’s Sovereign Fund Considers Selling Legoland

Malaysia‘s new government is building blocks to reduce the deficit left by the previous administration. Legoland Malaysia, owned by the national sovereign fund, Khazanah, could be sold if the price is right.

Malaysia’s Sovereign Fund Considers Selling Legoland

Tourism

Parks Operator Merlin Starts to See Recovery in London Market

It looks like things are starting to turn around for Merlin in its key London market. We'll have to wait until its annual results later this year for the full picture.

Parks Operator Merlin Starts to See Recovery in London Market

Tourism

UK Theme Parks Operator Merlin Ramps Up Hotel Offerings

Adding more beds to your theme parks makes sense as it brings in extra cash, but Merlin needs to make sure it gives guests extra reasons to stick around for more than a day.

UK Theme Parks Operator Merlin Ramps Up Hotel Offerings

Business Travel

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Laws have been changed to supposedly eliminate gender bias but the problem at senior levels still persists. Companies first need to admit they have a problem, then they can do something about it. Perhaps there should be greater consideration of quotas.

Gender Diversity Is Still Massively Lacking in Travel and Hospitality

Tourism

Legoland Theme Park Is Coming to New York in 2020

Legoland has proven popular for families with young kids and continues to build a following in the United States. Located 50 miles from New York City, the first Legoland park in the Northeast will need to get creative to attract tourists who are visiting the Big Apple.

Legoland Theme Park Is Coming to New York in 2020

Tourism

Merlin CEO Sees Security Threats as Having Lasting Impact on the Business

The Brexit benefit of a weakened pound hasn't lasted long for Merlin Entertainments. The threat of terrorism in the UK and central Europe looms large and is causing the company to rethink its investment priorities.

Merlin CEO Sees Security Threats as Having Lasting Impact on the Business

Tourism

Merlin Entertainments Denies It’s in Talks for a SeaWorld Deal

The precisely worded statement from Merlin Entertainments doesn't seem to rule out future interest or discussions. But what does SeaWorld want to do? That's still the big question.

Merlin Entertainments Denies It’s in Talks for a SeaWorld Deal