August 16, 2011

LBA Launches Leisure Development Pulse

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Leisure Business Advisors LLC (LBA) has officially launched its free online multimedia service showcasing new attractions worldwide. The initial installment focuses on new theme parks and amusement parks.

Leisure Development Pulse integrates video, maps, data and web links. Its goal is to provide an interactive information hub for leisure attraction developers and enthusiasts. Industry trends are also discussed, based on this information and LBA's consulting experience.

Specific information presented typically includes name, location, type, status, year opened, size, and development cost. A video, map, or aerial photo is integrated into the web page for easy viewing. External links are provided and vary depending on available sources. These may include the attraction's website, news coverage, trade journal profile, visitor observations, additional images, and roller coaster list. A link to the attraction's Wikipedia page is also provided for further exploration and user submissions.

"Many leisure attraction developers are new to our industry and want a better understanding of what's currently being built" said John Gerner, LBA's managing director. "Leisure Development Pulse provides that starting point. It gives them key information and perspective, along with videos and photos. We also want to make the service fun so that everyone can enjoy it and learn from it. That's why we made it easy to navigate. Just choose a starting point and keep pressing the 'Next' button. You're off on an around-the-world multimedia tour of new theme parks and amusement parks."

Leisure Development Pulse is available at:

About LBA

Leisure Business Advisors LLC ( is a consulting firm for new attractions worldwide. LBA provides planning services for developers, and begins by conducting the feasibility study. This is typically the first step of the development process and is generally required by financing sources.

Media Contact: John Gerner Leisure Business Advisors LLC, (804) 644-3544, [email protected]

SOURCE Leisure Business Advisors LLC