IAAPA Responds to Virgin Holidays Announcement
ORLANDO, FL – As the global association for the attractions industry, IAAPA is disappointed by the recent decision by Virgin Holidays to stop selling tickets to facilities with whales and dolphins in professional care. IAAPA supports accredited facilities around the world with animals in their professional care. These facilities play a critical role in conservation of endangered species, education, research, and serving the communities in which they operate. IAAPA members around the world are dedicated to professionally caring for thousands of animals, and they inspire millions of guests each year. IAAPA stands with member facilities who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to animal welfare and are currently impacted by this decision.