Weekly Roundup

19
Aug

2019

Weekly Roundup: A Behind the Scenes Look at Gondola Maintenance

A look at the Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town, South Africa. People can now get a closer look at how it is maintained. Photo by Christopher Griner via Flickr


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09
Aug

2019

Weekly Roundup: Caribbean Leaders Look Skyward for Tourist Transport

The Boiling Lake on the Caribbean island of Dominica, referred to by an opposition party leader as their nation’s “most prized natural asset,” could be made much more accessible to tourists with the proposed aerial tramway system. Photo credit: Bayukjdr via CC


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02
Aug

2019

Weekly Roundup: La Paz Gondola Network Moves Half A Million Passengers In One Day

A tweet from a Bolivian news source- the graph is titled “Passengers per line” and shows the amount of passengers using the La Paz gondola system on a record-breaking day.


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26
Jul

2019

Weekly Roundup: Project Green Lights

An aerial of the Simon Fraser University campus in Burnaby. The gondola system to get people to campus is expected to move to the next project phase this week.
Photo courtesy of user Soggybread on Wikipedia.
  • A feasibility study is being done for the Wyler Aerial Tramway in El Paso, Texas. This week the public was encouraged to share their thoughts on replacing or rebuilding the Wyler Aerial Tramway as part of a feasibility study commissioned by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The only tramway in Texas, the Wyler Tram quit operating in 2018, but prior to that hosted more than 45,000 visitors a year.


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19
Jul

2019

Weekly Roundup: Tourism Triumphs

A flyover of The Great Inca Trail- the ancient Inca highway network in Peru. A ropeway was installed to bring tourism to other historical locations on the trail besides Machu Picchu.


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12
Jul

2019

Weekly Roundup: South East Asia Dreams of Cable Cars

The location of the province of East Java in Indonesia is circled in red. Their governor is advocating for a cable car system. Map data copyright 2019, Google and GBRMPA



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05
Jul

2019

Weekly Roundup: New Systems Advance in Asia

  • Penang Hill Corporation of Malaysia announces its intention to study an approximately 7-km long, tourist-oriented cable car system on the island of Penang.
  • An Israeli NGO that works to “defend cultural heritage rights and to protect ancient sites” has petitioned for a delay of the National Infrastructure Committee’s recent approval of a cable car to Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza. The gist of the petition is that the current government is an interim one and that a decision as significant as this should be made by a properly elected government, not an interim one.
  • The hilltop tourist district of Patnitop in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India prepares for the commencement of commercial operations of that country’s newest cable car. Business Standard reports that the 2.8-km system has been in the works for over 15 years and was built by a “French company on a Public-Private Partnership model at a cost of (approx. $22mm USD).” Presumably, the system was provided by Poma.



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