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Grant Awards Announced IAAPA names winners Alexandria, VA The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) recently announced the recipients of its 2000 Chairman's Grants. Four distinct projects have been chosen to complete the following tasks: Conduct research to analyze the attraction "experience"; Study seasonal employee turnover; Study consumer safety attitudes; Develop a training manual template. These projects have been designed to improve IAAPA member facility operations. The following grants were awarded: 1) "Amusement and Attraction New Product and Service Development Study in the Age of the Experience Economy" - Dr. Joe Goldblatt of The George Washington University International Institute of Tourism Studies, Washington, DC, will identify current experiences identified by guests in three distinct age groups at three different facility types. 2) "Amusement Industry Safety Attitudes Study"-- Dr. Jack Samuels of Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey, USA will conduct a formal research study regarding participant attitudes toward safety in amusement parks. 3) "Training Manual Revitalization Project" -- Ms. Christina Lenz of Calaway Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada will create a series of high quality, professional training manuals and provide a functional training manual template. IAAPA represents over 5,000 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 80 countries, including most amusement parks and attractions in the United States.

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