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Merlin Entertainments Selects accesso as Exclusive Onsite Ticketing and eCommerce Provider for All Company Attractions Worldwide

ABOVE: Merlin’s attractions at I-Drive 360 in Orlando: SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, and the Orlando Eye

London, UK (July 30 2015) – accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), a leading technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets, today announced the signing of an exclusive long term agreement with Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd to provide its fully hosted onsite ticketing and eCommerce solutions across the operator’s global portfolio.

The initial contract term is for seven years and includes the installation and deployment of the hosted accesso Passport ticketing solutions. The installation of the solutions will occur across three years and include more than 100 attractions around the world including such recognizable brands as LEGOLAND Parks, Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE and The Eye Brand.

Under a pilot program, the accesso Passport ticketing solutions, which include onsite ticketing, online ticketing and access control, have already been installed in seven attractions across the Merlin portfolio and successfully demonstrated that the solution provides improvements to the guest journey.

“We have a great deal of confidence that Accesso’s next-generation ticketing solution will improve the online guest booking journey for our guests and play a key role in our long term growth initiatives ,” said Nick Varney, Merlin Entertainments CEO.  “Accesso is a unique and valued partner and their solution will allow us to provide a consistent, state-of-the-art ticketing experience to the millions of guests who enjoy Merlin attractions around the world.”

“We are proud that one of the world’s largest visitor attraction operators has selected Accesso as its global ticketing partner to improve the guest experience and streamline their operations,” said Tom Burnet, accesso CEO.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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