Articles tagged “seaworld”

TripAdvisor to End Ticket Sales to Attractions Featuring Captive Marine Mammals

TripAdvisor to End Ticket Sales to Attractions Featuring Captive Marine Mammals

Spencer Lee, Skift

With its new policy, TripAdvisor is making a clear statement about the use of marine animals for entertainment. Will it be setting a trend for others to follow? Even more interesting will be seeing how companies like SeaWorld react.

2 months ago

SeaWorld CEO Abruptly Steps Down After 7 Months

SeaWorld CEO Abruptly Steps Down After 7 Months

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

The revolving door at SeaWorld Entertainment swings once again. Despite the theme park operator's financial rebound, the departure of its sixth CEO in five years suggests choppy waters may still be ahead.

2 months ago

SeaWorld Attendance Gets Boost Thanks to New Rides

SeaWorld Attendance Gets Boost Thanks to New Rides

Sean O'Neill, Skift

SeaWorld's challenges have not gone away. But it enjoys several advantages over its theme park rivals, such as having marine-themed parks, which are a rare and distinctive product. Its new CEO is rightly focused on investing for growth while finding operational efficiencies.

7 months ago

SeaWorld’s Rebound Appears to Be Sticking

SeaWorld’s Rebound Appears to Be Sticking

Hannah Sampson , Skift

The news has been consistently positive for SeaWorld lately after a long stretch of disappointing results. With new leadership and a strategy that has been working, 2019 is shaping up well.

9 months ago

SeaWorld Announces New CEO and 5 Other Tourism Trends This Week

SeaWorld Announces New CEO and 5 Other Tourism Trends This Week

Isaac Carey, Skift

This week in tourism, SeaWorld signals a real change with a new company head, travel advisors start to promote mystery vacations, and Disney is pretty confident its new Star Wars attractions will be a hit.

9 months ago

SeaWorld Recruits Carnival Exec as New CEO

SeaWorld Recruits Carnival Exec as New CEO

Tom Lowry, Skift

By going outside the company for its new CEO, SeaWorld is clearly looking to signal that it is serious about a new beginning. Gus Antorcha will have his work cut out for him up the turnpike in Orlando.

10 months ago

SeaWorld’s Price-Cutting Strategy Is Fueling a Comeback

SeaWorld’s Price-Cutting Strategy Is Fueling a Comeback

Hannah Sampson, Skift

SeaWorld is making theme park visitors an offer some apparently can't refuse: a good deal. With attendance continuing to rise and a slate of new attractions on the horizon, the operator might finally be leaving the bad times behind.

1 year ago

SeaWorld Reports Summer Attendance Spike

SeaWorld Reports Summer Attendance Spike

Hannah Sampson, Skift

SeaWorld has been making it more affordable for people to visit its parks and sweetening the deal at some locations with free beer. Those tactics seem to be working, according to preliminary figures for the summer.

1 year ago

SeaWorld, Ex-CEO Agree to $5 Million Settlement in Blackfish Fraud

SeaWorld, Ex-CEO Agree to $5 Million Settlement in Blackfish Fraud

Hannah Sampson , Skift

More than five years after the Blackfish documentary made a splash, SeaWorld is finally facing the music for lying to the public about the impact. In a way, though, the company has been paying a price for years: A $5 million settlement is a drop in the bucket compared to quarter after quarter of lost revenue.

1 year ago

Free Beer Is Helping SeaWorld Recapture Some of Its Crowds

Free Beer Is Helping SeaWorld Recapture Some of Its Crowds

Hannah Sampson , Skift

SeaWorld is rebounding, with higher attendance and revenue than a year ago. Will it last? And how much free beer will the continued recovery take?

1 year ago

SeaWorld Strikes a Familiar Tune With Fresh Focus on Animals

SeaWorld Strikes a Familiar Tune With Fresh Focus on Animals

Hannah Sampson, Skift

SeaWorld wants to talk more about its animals and the workers who take care of them. But the company should realize that any focus on animals will come with additional scrutiny.

2 years ago

SeaWorld Expects SEC Sanction in Blackfish Disclosure Case

SeaWorld Expects SEC Sanction in Blackfish Disclosure Case

Hannah Sampson, Skift

One investigatory shoe is dropping on SeaWorld. Now eyes turn to the U.S. Department of Justice.

2 years ago