Merlin Entertainments to Trial accesso Passport at Central Florida Attractions

Merlin Entertainments to Trial **accesso Passport** at Central Florida Attractions

LON­DON (9‑Oc­to­ber-2014) – acces­so® (AIM:ACSO), the pre­mier tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions provider to the glob­al attrac­tions and leisure indus­try, has announced that Mer­lin Enter­tain­ments plc has agreed to extend its cur­rent tri­al of the acces­so Pass­port suite of tick­et­ing and eCom­merce solu­tions to four venues in Cen­tral Florida.

Today’s announce­ment involves Mer­lin eval­u­at­ing the acces­so Pass­port tick­et­ing suite as part of its Flori­da clus­ter open­ing. Begin­ning in spring 2015, Merlin’s exist­ing LEGOLAND Flori­da theme park, in addi­tion to three planned new Orlan­do attrac­tions – the Orlan­do Eye, Madame Tus­sauds Orlan­do and SEA LIFE Orlan­do – will each begin tri­alling the tick­et­ing suite.

We are delight­ed that Mer­lin has cho­sen to place fur­ther trust in us and in the poten­tial of the Acces­so Pass­port suite of prod­ucts’” said Tom Bur­net, acces­so CEO. We all look for­ward to get­ting the tri­al roll-outs under­way and to fur­ther rein­forc­ing our hard-earned rep­u­ta­tion for inno­va­tion and cus­tomer experience.”

Ear­li­er in the year acces­so signed a Mas­ter Ser­vice Agree­ment with Mer­lin — Europe’s num­ber one and the world’s sec­ond-largest vis­i­tor attrac­tion oper­a­tor. This frame­work enables Mer­lin to uti­lize the acces­so Pass­port suite of tick­et­ing and e‑commerce solu­tions, which already is being test­ed at the UK-based THOR­PE PARK and SEA LIFE Birm­ing­ham attractions.

The acces­so Pass­port tick­et­ing suite allows oper­a­tors to pro­vide a com­pre­hen­sive online shop­ping expe­ri­ence with access to online, tablet and mobile opti­mized advanced tick­et sales. It also sup­ports an attraction’s on-site sales, seam­less­ly com­bin­ing tra­di­tion­al point-of-sale, mobile point-of-sale and self-ser­vice kiosks through a for­ward-think­ing, cloud-based plat­form ensur­ing low­er oper­at­ing costs and advanced data access com­pared with lega­cy soft­ware models.